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Obituary for Darlene Margaret Waters Garrison

Darlene Margaret Waters Garrison, lovingly known as Dee, passed away on January 25, 2024,
at the age of 80, leaving behind a legacy of love, encouragement and intercessory prayer. She
will be deeply missed by her family, church and friends.

Dee was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a faithful
servant of Jesus and worked tirelessly for many years sharing his love to all she met. Dee had
the spiritual gifts of faith and mercy and used those gifts on a daily basis to bless others. She
would make phone calls, write notes with a prayer and Bible verses and cute drawings, send
birthday cards, give peppermints, smiles, and hugs all to communicate that Jesus’ love was
powerful and would comfort, strengthen and encourage.

Dee worked as a receptionist for over 30 years and handled medical only insurance claims at
ASI/Meadowbrook Insurance in Montgomery, Alabama. She was a dedicated member of Frazer
Church for over 40 years where she was an active member of “The Rock” Sunday School class.
Dee served in many ministries while a member at Frazer including the prison visitation ministry,
the shut-in ministry and a long-time volunteer in the “In His Steps” Prayer Ministry. After retiring
Dee spent many days enjoying time at home with her loving husband, Lew, of 61 years. She
would look for ways to continue serving through praying for others, writing notes of
encouragement, or feeding the birds and the cats of the neighborhood.

Dee is survived by her husband, Lewis Garrison; daughter, Lisa Garrison; son, Joey Garrison;
grandchildren, Autumn Perry (Tevon), Alex Brandt, Joseph Jr., Jacob, Joshua, Seamus,
Jeremiah, Jade, and Meredith Garrison; great-grandchildren, Madison, Aubrey, Riley and
Kayden Perry; sister, Sharon Wadlow, and brother Gregory Potter (Laurie). Dee was preceded
in death by her grandmother, Minnie Fites, her mother, Pearle Cohrs, and her father, Gerald

The family would like to thank “The Rock” Sunday School class, neighbors and friends for the
support and encouragement during this time. We would also like to thank Haynes Ambulance
for their safe transportation, Baptist East Hospital for their attentive staff and Ivy Creek Hospice
for their kindness and compassion. A special thanks to Steve Beck for reaching out to help
guide us through this confusing and painful process and being a true friend to us in our time of

A family graveside service will be held Friday, February 2, 2024, at Alabama National Cemetery
in Montevallo, Alabama at 11 a.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Frazer Church, Founder’s Chapel, (6000 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, Alabama) at 3:00 p.m. with visitation at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the “In Christ’s Way” ministry at Frazer Church or the PAVE (Paws Assisting Veterans) program.