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James Henry Garrison III

August 21, 1962 - August 29, 2023

James “Jimmy” Henry Garrison III was born to the late James Henry Garrison Jr., and Carol Jean Brown- Garrison on August 21, 1962. He departed this earthly life on Tuesday, August 29, 2023.

James “Jimmy” Henry Garrison III grew up in Long Island, New York alongside his 7 siblings and moved to Lynchburg, Virginia in 1969. After moving to Lyncburg, he went to Heritage High School where he joined the wrestling team.

He was a Jack of all trades and had the ability to turn nothing into something, creating a level of perfection that could not be competed with. From mastering carpentry and wood work, to gutter work, remodeling, and gardening, we can say that there was not much at all that he could not do.

Jimmy was someone that could best be described as reliable, who had a level of skill that set him a part from all others. Jimmy was dependable, strong, funny, and selfless. He loved hard and was the “Go-To” for many family and friends.

Everyone could rest assured that Jimmy would find a way to solve every problem, regardless if the problem was his or not. There was no circumstance that Jimmy could not overcome, and he did so, so effortlessly that he made everything look easy.

Jimmy leaves to cherish his memories his wife Amy Elizabeth Garrison, 3 daughters, Latoya Jean Hayden, Simone Chantelle Garrison, and Lauryn Rae- Janice Banks, 2 sons, Antroine Lamont Banks, and Tyrek Jamal Banks. In addition to his children, Jimmy also has 2 granddaughters, Raven Sha’nea Younger and Sage Cherrelle Garrison, his siblings Carolyn Marie Jones, Janet Lee Garrison Tabb, Angela Faye Garrison Lee, Melvin (Mara) Edward Garrison, Mark (Molly) Wayne Garrison Sr., Beverly (Jerry) Gale Garrison – Garland, Roscoe “Rocky” Daniel Garrison, Jamie Marie Garrison, and a host of nieces and nephews., as well as 3 devoted furbabies, Batman, LulaBelle, and his grand-dog Prince. He was preceded in death by his father, James Henry Garrison Jr., his mother Carol Jean Brown – Garrison, and his sister Janice Denise Garrison.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, September 4, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg Chapel.

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 Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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My condolences to Amy and the Garrison family. Jimmy was one of my favorite cousins. We will miss him dearly. May God comfort you all and give you the strength you need to support each other during this difficult time.

Posted by Penny Bowman on September 3, 2023

I give my heart felt condolences to the family of the Garrisons. May God cover all the family in your time of need.

Posted by Catherine Early-Tillie on September 2, 2023

Family, please accept our deepest condolences due to Jimmy’s passing. He was a great guy. May your fondest memories bring you comfort. The family of the late Jean Oglesby Hubbard.

Posted by Sharon Calloway on September 2, 2023

My condolences to the Garrison family for the loss of Jimmy! My God’s love give you the strength during this difficult time!

Posted by Sharon Payne-Boyd on September 1, 2023

It saddens my heart to know that Jimmy has passed on, but I know that he's in the masters hands. Deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Amy his wife, his siblings ,children and grandchildren as well as the rest of the family. May you'll find comfort in the Lord through this time of bereavement. And know that Earth holds no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. My prayers are with each and everyone of you.

Posted by Atrica Haskins on August 31, 2023

Heartfelt Condolences 💐 to Amy and Our Nieces and Nephews.

Posted by Winston & Tracy Scott on August 31, 2023

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