Garris Freeman Sr.

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 26, 2009

Garris A. Freeman Sr., 67, of 234 Forrest ST., Suffolk, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 in Sentara Obici Hospital. He was a native of Nansemond County, Va., and the son of the late Charles Leon and Fannie G. Freeman.
He attended East Suffolk High School and was a member of Tabernacle Christian Church. He retired as a custodian supervisor for the city of Suffolk Public Works Department.
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving devoted wife, Shirley M. Freeman; three daughters, Maria Freeman, of New York, Yvette Council, of Chesapeake, Va., and Marlita Jordan (Joseph), of Suffolk; four sons, Dwayne Reid (Sharon), George Reid, both of Suffolk, Garris Freeman Jr., of Washington, D.C., and Michael Watford, of New Jersey; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, three sisters, Charlene Freeman-Coker, Sandra Paul, and Joyce Stagg (Ernest), all of Suffolk; one brother, Charles Freeman, of Suffolk; an aunt, Mildred Freeman, and an uncle, Edward Goodman; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 at Tabernacle Christian Church with Dr. Carlton Upton officiating. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. The family will be at 234 Forrest St., Suffolk. Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at


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