Katherine Bernice Garrison

July 20, 1931September 7, 2018

Katherine Bernice Garrison, 87, of Browns Cove, passed Friday evening, September 7, 2018 at her home. Born July 20, 1931, in Blackwells Hollow of Albemarle County to Lena M. Ruebush and Morgan Jesse Garrison, she was the youngest of eight and the last surviving sibling. Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Clay Garrison and her son-in-law, Steven W. Taylor. She is survived by her three daughters, Lucy M. Garrison, Lena Gayle Garrison, and Lori Ann Taylor; her grandchildren, Jason P. Frazier, Jessica M. Frazier, Ryan V. Taylor, Joel Burgess-Taylor, great grandchild Vera Jane Smith, and sister-in-love Betty Shiflet.

Katherine (her preferred name) was known by Bernice during the majority of her life. She worked as a draftsman/printer at Acme Visible Records in Crozet and later in Louisa. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend to many. There are many she held dear in her heart and prayed for. Susan Fitzgerald, Lea Murray and Chrisy Toman are among her “chosen” children and grandchildren. From a large family, she is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She wished to mention in particular, nieces Anna Kerns, Juanita Horton, Tammy Thornton, Ruth E. Good, Ann Yeagley; nephews Elwood Morris, Richard M. Garrison, Lacy W. Garrison, Richard C. Garrison, great nephew Adam Garrison and cousins Gregory Bruce, Linda Hale and Larry Lamb.

Her services will be held at Prize Hill Chapel and Cemetery, 3291 Boonesville Road, on Tuesday, September 11th at 4:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 7420 Mission Home Road in Boonesville. The family wishes to acknowledge the compassionate care of Dr. Seki Balogun and her staff, Dr. Shu Man Fu and his staff, the staff of the Hospice of the Piedmont, for the many years of devotion by the staff (past and present) of the Hillsdale branch of the Jefferson Area Board of Aging (JABA), and her pharmacist Jill of Kroger Pharmacy on Hydraulic. The family request that any memorial contributions be made to either the Jefferson Area Board of the Aging, 674 Hillsdale Drive, #9, Charlottesville VA 22901 or the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville VA 22911.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Deb Lamonds Williams

September 11, 2018

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. You are in my prayers.

Monica (Morris) Cebulak

September 11, 2018

Our sympathy and prayers go out to your family in your time of loss. Please know that we are all thinking of you and our hearts are with always, Ron and Monica Cebulak, Elwood and Betty Jo Morris

Jan Burkett

September 11, 2018

I’m so sorry to read about your loss. I’ve been privileged to know Lori and Lena for a long time and consider both of you a blessing. You are in my prayers. I love you ladies and include Lucy also. I haven’t met her but if she’s related to you two she must be special.

Claudia Kardos

September 11, 2018


I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. You and yours will be in my thoughts through this sad time.

Love, Claudia

Anne Bloom

September 11, 2018

I am saddened to hear of the sorrow the Garrisons are going through. I know they are taking care of each other.

Debby Cassell Waufle

September 11, 2018

Lena, so sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with your family.

Diane Bunyea

September 11, 2018

Dear Lucy, Lena and Lori,
My sympathy to all of you and your family at this time. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Deeds

September 10, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Katherine’s passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Ben,Sue, Heather,James ,Brooklyn and Samantha Houchens

September 10, 2018

I was heart broken when I heard yesterday that Ms Bernice had passed. I have had the privilege of being her pastor for the last 15 years at Gentry United Methodist Church. Her beautiful smile and warmness will surely be missed. May God bless her family in this time of grief.
Ben Houchens and family

Ralph Taylor

September 9, 2018

The Taylor Family is so sorry to hear the loss of your mother Katherine Bernice Garrison and my Son Stevens Mother-in Law. We will miss Katherine B. Garrison especially our Christmas get togethers where we all participate in games as a loving Family. The Garrison girls have been a very supporting Family of their Parents, Family and Friends over the years. God bless them and their loved ones. The Taylor Family is so lucky to have Lori as our Daughter-in Law as well as her Sisters Lucy, Lena and Children as a devoted Family. God bless you all and may the Lord look over you during these sad times. The Taylor Family deeply regrets such loss and may you find comfort from your Friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.