Mary LendyLinda Garris

March 6, 1925 - March 21, 2008

03/06/1925 - 03/21/2008

Past Services

Tuesday March 25, 2008
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Wednesday March 26, 2008
11:00 am
Gateway Freewill Baptist Church
5473 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-499-9686 | Directions
Wednesday March 26, 2008
12:00 pm
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions


Norfolk- Mary L Garris was surrounded by her loving family when she went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2008. She was a native of Calico Crossroads, North Carolina.

Mary had been a Norfolk resident since 1949. She served our nation during World War II as an Electrician and worked on the crew that wired the plane, Enola Gay. She was a beloved mother and will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Mary was a member of Gateway Freewill Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. She was predeceased in death by her husband, George W. Garris, Sr.

She is survived by her son, George Garris, Jr. and wife Diane of Hickory, NC; her Granddaughter, Gretchen M. Camp and husband Everett of Yulee, Fl; and a sister, Dolly Avery of Trenton, NC.

A funeral service will be held in Gateway Freewill Baptist Church on Wednesday, March 26th at 11:00AM with Pastor Dale Burden officiating. The burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 25th in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel from 7-9PM Condolences may be shared with the family at

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Donald and Ann Clark
8 years ago

Aunt Linda was my very special aunt. I told her every time I could how much I loved her. I did not get to visit her as much as I would have liked because miles separated us for all my life. But, Aunt Linda was very special to me, always so sweet and caring. She always called me her “Pearl”. When I was young, my Mother and Father could not afford to buy me much aside from life’s essentials. Because she lived far away, Aunt Linda would send me gifts through the mail, each one special and thoughtful. I remember a Mother Goose book that she sent me that I enjoyed so much. After all these years, her actions and love still keep me comfort. We will all miss her physical presence, but her spirit lives on in each of us.

I know that Aunt Linda is with God, and that one day I will see her again.

Love and prayers go to George and his family.

Tony & Janet Coward
8 years ago

Aunt Linda will surely be missed by all. I will always remember her as a gentle, loving person. She always had an uplifting spirit that showed her love of God and family. May God comfort and bless the family during this time.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Psalm: 116:15

Butch, Linda, and Chris Strickland
8 years ago

God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you and whispered, âÄúCome to Me.âÄù With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away, and although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

stephen and shelia boyce
8 years ago

hi garris family iwas sorry to hear about your mother we want to gateway church she was sweet lady i going miss her at you church my wife all way talk your mother she will be miss my heart and pray going out to the family of garris family sigth steve and shelia boyce

Jason and Jacqueline Cardelino
8 years ago

I always enjoyed the time spent with Aunt Linda, she will be dearly missed. Aunt Linda carried herself with such grace and had a very kind way to her, I will always have fond memories of her.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Teresa Oiler
8 years ago

I knew Linda through Hazel. I also worked at McCrorys with her a brief time. She was such a sweet lady. I’m sure she’s rejoicing with the Lord.

Kimberly, Dean, Brandon, and Jacob Williams
8 years ago

Little did we know that morning that God would

call you name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone. For part of us went

with you the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories,

your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, you are

always on our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same.

But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again

Greg & Lisa Hodges
8 years ago

We are very sorry for your loss. Our loss is heavens gain. No more suffering,no more pain. She was as you know,a very special lady. She will be greatly missed. We WILL see her again in glory. Our prayers are for your comfort and Gods peace for the family at this time. Love Greg and Lisa Hodges