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Ann Harrell

October 5, 1932May 18, 2020

Ann Elizabeth (Garrett) Harrell, 87, of Hampton passed away peacefully May 18, 2020.

Ann was born October 5, 1932 in Newport News to Harry “Speed” and Tressie Garrett. One of seven children, siblings Eugene Rhodes, Leon Rhodes, Minnie Snelling, John Garrett, Tressie Mahloy, Doris Muschek.

Following graduation from Newport News High School in 1951, and prior to starting a family, she worked at First National Bank for several years. She married Fred “Gus” Harrell December 1955, and together they raised three children.

Ann is survived by her husband Gus; children, Cathy Blount (Tom), Wayne Harrell (Judy), Leslie Bryant (Jim); siblings John and Doris; seven grandchildren, Jason Earnhardt, Brice Earnhardt, Holly Payne, Dr. Ryan Harrell, Lindsey Hotmar, Dylan Bryant, Kate Bryant; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Ann enjoyed spending time with her family, especially at the beach. Outside of her family, Ann loved to volunteer and was involved in several organizations including: Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Leukemia Society, Meals on Wheels, and The Woman’s Club of Hilton Village (past president).

Due to current restrictions, her burial will be private. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meal on Wheels at paainc.networkforgood.com.


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Graham Wilson

May 27, 2020

Prayers to the Harrell family and my dear old friend Leslie. Sorry to have heard about your loss. My God bless you with many wonderful memories. Take care.

Ellen Mahloy

May 23, 2020

We're so sorry for your loss. Ann was very special to my mom Tressie. They shared lots of laughs and memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Ginny Grand

May 21, 2020

Uncle Fred, Cathy, Wayne and Leslie. I am so sad that Aunt Ann has gone on to heaven. I always wished we had spent more time together as kids. More than just a summer vacation. It was always the best of summers together. Love and prayers to all.

Betty Smith

May 21, 2020

Such a sweet lady. She was always at Brices High school baseball games and always had a smile on her face. My prayer for the family is to remember and cherish the memories of her and know that she is always looking down from heaven with a smile on her face.
Blessings Betty, Johnathan and Emily Smith

Missy Shean

May 21, 2020

Papa Gus, Les, Cathy & Wayne

Mama Ann lives in our hearts forever, I hope you find your inner peace knowing she is with our Lord and feeling back to herself now. Her love & spirit will be with us forever. Love yawl so very much!!


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