OBITUARY

Howard Garrett

January 25, 1941April 5, 2018

GARRETT, Howard, age 77, of Henrico passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Daisy Garrett; 16 brothers and sisters; and granddaughter, Cassie Wilbur Call. Howard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Garrett; his children Troy Garrett (Tina), Wanda Wright (Richard), and Steve Garrett (Teresa); eight grandchildren, Desiree, Stephanie, Brandy, Camille, Rebekah, Emma, Brandon, and Austin; ten great-grandchildren, Daniel, Mckenzie, Bethany, Joseph, Natalie, Nichole, Ellie, Addie, Gabriel, and Matthew; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Lee Baptist Benevolent Fund. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va., 23231. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11am at Fort Lee Baptist Church, 2727 Charles City Rd, Richmond, Va., 23231 with interment to follow at Washington Memorial Park in Sandston, Va. Condolences may be conveyed online at www.NelsenRichmond.com

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Daisy Garrett; 16 brothers and sisters; and granddaughter, Cassie Wilbur Call. Howard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Garrett; his children Troy Garrett (Tina), Wanda Wright (Richard), and Steve Garrett (Teresa); eight grandchildren, Desiree, Stephanie, Brandy, Camille, Rebekah, Emma, Brandon, and Austin; ten great-grandchildren, Daniel, Mckenzie, Bethany, Joseph, Natalie, Nichole, Ellie, Addie, Gabriel, and Matthew; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Interment Wednesday, April 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Howard Garrett

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Richard Wright

April 10, 2018

He was a good guy

Kathy Gray

April 7, 2018

Howard was the funniest fellow, I remember many times he had us all in stitches. A fine man! Shirley, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in God's amazing plan for each of us. Until we meet again ❤🙏

Craig Buxton

April 6, 2018

I'm the Chaplain with Encompass Hospice. I always looked forward to visiting Howard and Shirley every Tuesday and Friday. We shared coffee, our faith, funny stories, salty jokes (well, Howard told the salty jokes), and chapters from our lives. We became incredibly close; it was such a privilege and an honor to be with the family hours after he changed address to his new Home. He always wanted me to meet Pastor Mike ("the best preacher you'll ever hear")--and that happened one week ago today (3-30). Howard knew what Easter meant, and he was so excited about my taking on a position as "Interim Pastoral Leader" for the next 8-12 weeks, preaching all three services, starting this Sunday. We would tell each other "I love you" at the end of every visit, and we both knew--because of Jesus Christ and His resurrection victory over death--we would never had to say "Goodbye." It was always, "See ya later--either here, or there, or in-the-air!" Howard and his family will always hold a cherished "forever place" in my heart.

FROM THE FAMILY