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Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

OBITUARY

Vernon Martin "Marty" Garris, Jr.

April 15, 1960January 4, 2020
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GARRIS, Vernon Martin “Marty”, Jr., 59, of Richmond, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 4, 2020, after a very long battle with cancer. He is survived by his brothers, Tommy, Bobby and Jerry; his favorite cousin, Belinda; to include his phenomenal friends, Karen and the Scott Stagg family; and too many others to mention. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 13, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231. A private graveside service will be held in North Carolina. A special thanks to all at the Massey Cancer Center and the VCU hospitals. Online condolences may be made at nelsenrichmond.com.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020

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Vernon Martin "Marty" Garris, Jr.

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Judy Sylva

January 13, 2020

I give my sincere condolences to Marty's family and friends. I have known Marty for over 30 years. I was glad he was a part of my life. I have seen Marty have many struggles in life, but Marty was a fighter and he overcame a number of obstacles in his lifetime. Marty's last fight was the horrible disease of cancer, but he fought it to the end. Marty was stronger than any of us knew. I will always keep my wonderful memories of Marty close to my heart.
Rest in Peace my friend!
Love, Judy