OBITUARY

Clarence Albert Garrison

June 30, 1955November 11, 2010

Norfolk – Clarence Albert Garrison, 55, passed away at home on November 11, 2010 with his loving family by his side after a long battle with liver disease. He was born on June 30, 1955 to Albert H. Garrison and Jeanne D. Hard Wadkins in Norfolk, VA. His mother precedes him in death. Clarence was a loving husband, son and brother, and a friend to everyone who knew him. He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors.

He is survived by his loving wife of twenty years, Sonya R. Garrison of Norfolk, VA; daughters, Catherine Roache and John of Chesapeake, VA; Cynthia Roache and David of Norfolk, VA; brothers, Michael Phelps and Debbie of Thailand; Steven Garrison and Sheri of Chesapeake, VA; sisters, Becky Meadows and Randy of Point Harbor, NC; Marie Mason and Bobby of Kitty Hawk, NC. He is also survived by five grand children and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Clarence will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

A Celebration of Life will be held on November 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Ave., Norfolk, VA. A reception will follow at funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Zion Grace United Methodist Church, 1440 W. Littlecreek Rd., Norfolk, VA 23505.

You may pay your condolences at www.smithandwilliamsnorfolk.com

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, November 20, 2010

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November 19, 2010

Sonja,Hugh and family
I'm sorry we lost Clarence so soon.
HE will surely be missed by everyone
who knew him. You never forget,but it gets easier with time.
I love you both,Susie

Debora Davis

November 17, 2010

Sonya, we have you and your loved ones in our prayers. Clarence fought the fight as long as he could. I met him just once at our family reunion and saw his zest for life then. I'm sorry for your loss and pray you can find resolution and strength in your life to go on. Sincerely, Debora Garrison Davis ( cousin from Fairview, N.C.)

Debora Davis

November 17, 2010

Sonya, we have you and your loved ones in our prayers. Clarence fought the fight as long as he could. I met him just once at our family reunion and saw his zest for life then. I'm sorry for your loss and pray you can find resolution and strength in your life to go on. Sincerely, Debora Garrison Davis ( cousin from Fairview, N.C.)

Karen Colonna and Family

November 17, 2010

Sonya and family, we share in the sadness that Clarence is not with us but rejoice in the many warm memories we have of him. The quirky little half smile he had when he was amused and the way he took his time telling a story, just for the dramatical effect. He had a way of making you laugh by just rolling his eyes. I am quite sure that right now Clarence is somewhere confortable watching everyone fuss over him and loving it

Karen Colonna and Family

November 17, 2010

Sonya and family, We share in the sadness that Clarence is not with us but rejoice in the many warm memories we have of him. His quirky little half smile when he was amuzed and the way he would hold out to tell you something just for dramitical effect. He was a master at rolling his eyes until you had to laugh. He truly was a kind soul and I am certain he is resting quite comfortably watching everyone fuss over him and loving it.

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November 17, 2010

Sonya, Hue and extended Family

Our condolences go to you and your families in this time of loss. Clarence will be missed by all, but when we get to Heaven we'll have that great reunion. If we can be of help to any of ya'll, even though we're miles apart, were together in heart.

With Sympathy
Eva, Shirley, Marvin, Alvin, Jonathan and extended Garrison Family from Fairview NC.

Sonya Garrison

November 17, 2010

Clarence was my best friend, my husband, my leader and the love of my life ! It is so hard continue without him, God surely got a great angel when he came for Clarence. I have great sympathy for the entire family because I know he will be dearly missed !! Each one of us had a special time that shined with him becasue he was always a star ! Sonya Garrison