Damon Anthony Garrett

Sunrise: November 18, 1972

Sunset: April 27, 2024

Precious in the sight of God is the death of one of his saints: whereas God in his infinite wisdom saw fit to take from our midst, our son, brother, nephew, cousin, coworker and friend.

Damon A Garrett, 51, passed away at midday, Saturday, April 27, 2024, from a catastrophic medical event. He was in intensive care at Sentara Norfolk General for a short time before succumbing to his medical emergency event.

Damon was born on November 18, 1972, in Portsmouth, Virginia to Roderick Coles and Linda Garrett. He lived in Portsmouth, until he moved to Raleigh, NC for his middle school years. He attended Centennial Baptist Church and accepted the Lord as his savior while attending church with his maternal grandparents (Thomas and Alice Garrett). Damon was an avid Redskins football fan since his childhood and would follow them closely his whole life. After moving to Raleigh, he grew and thrived. He graduated from Garner High School in 1990 and soon served in the Army. After returning from the military, he spent some time in Fayetteville, NC and Raleigh, NC.

Damon had a cadre of close friends with whom he traveled and enjoyed various social scenes. He also enjoyed spending time with his paternal relatives in Fayetteville and Portsmouth. Damon loved to cook and loved to eat. He was also a serial napper. Damon was fastidious about home cleanliness and maintenance. He also liked to host small cookouts for his family.

Damon found employment with several jobs until he landed with ESKA Inc. He had just celebrated his 20th year with ESKA. From all reports, he was truly a valued and loyal employee. He loved his job and sought to do the very best job for the company.

Left to cherish precious memories are his heartbroken mother, Linda Garrett Dean (Reggie); sister, Christine Dean of Raleigh, NC; aunts, Cheryl and Darlene Garrett of Chesapeake, VA; father, Roderick Coles (Deborah) and sisters, Denita Coles and Ramona Coles-Shotwell of Fayetteville, NC; aunt, Vanessa Powe of Chesapeake, VA; cousin, Shavonia Powe of Chesapeake, VA; uncles, Elvin Gay of Portsmouth, VA, David (Valerie) and Kenneth (Wanda) Garrett of Portsmouth, VA; Pamela Garrett of Falls Church, VA, Nea and Kayla of Virginia Beach, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Viewing Tuesday, May 7, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, May 8, 2024 12 Noon Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Valerie Garrett says

    Rest In Peace Damon.

    I’m going to miss your LOVE for the family!

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    Dennis White says

    I want to send my Love and Prayers to the Family and to Everyone Dame has Inspired. He will be Missed and Revered. God Bless His Soul!!!

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    Curtis B Ford Jr says

    Rest In Peace Damon!

    Sending my condolences to the entire Garrett family. Damon and I were childhood friends. We stayed across the street from each other for years. May God give you the strength to endure during the loss of your loved one.

    The Ford Family

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    Yvonne Moncovich says

    Damon’s smile and welcoming spirit will be greatly missed on the Eska shop floor. My heart goes out to his family and friends for the loss of this amazing human being. See you down the road, friend.

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    Donna Avagliano says

    Sending my condolences to the entire family. I work with his mother, Linda Garrett Dean and will continue to lift you all up in prayer with the loss of someone so precious. May God give you all the strength to endure during the loss of your loved one; and know he now rest in the arms of Jesus.

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    Deedee Leggett says

    Linda, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray for your healing, comfort, strength, and peace during this most difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

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    Mrs. Gwendolyn Sledge Jones & the Sledge Family says

    So sorry to hear of Damon’s passing. Our condolences and prayers for strength are with you at this time. May God strengthen your heart and give you peace in your memories .

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    William Murphy says

    Damon was an avid sports lover and debater. Though many of us never met him in person, we engaged regularly via our online sports group, “RunYoMouf”. On behalf of the group, we will miss Damon and we pray peace over his family.

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    Deloris "Lynn" Lopez says

    My deepest sincerest condolences to the family as I will truly miss my special friend of 10yrs. I have many wonderful memories i will treasure from eating out, watching movies and deep intriguing conversations. He was always there to listen to me no matter where I was and he truly cared. He.wanted to come visit me in Florida and I wish he did. I will miss him so and his infectious smile…Until I see you again Damon. Rest Peacefully Sweetheart and again my condolences…Lynn

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      Regina says

      I am in shock & devastated, just learning of this last night (2 wks after). To Damon’s loving family, I offer my sincerest love, condolences & prayers. He & I were good friends for over 8 yrs. I knew something wasnt right when you didnt respond the last 2 weeks. I dont know what happened, but know God doesn’t make mistakes. Will miss you terribly..my heart is broken. Such a handsome, caring, hard working, loving man…Love always

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    Jamila Katura says

    Always Brought Good Vibes. Your Energy & Spirit will be missed. Rest in Power Damon… 🕊️

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    Wayne Mixon says

    Linda, All of your PHP&R family loves you and sends prayers for your peace and comfort. You are my P-town buddy and I am always here for you. Love, Wayne

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    Shavonia Powe says

    Another angel of protection over all of us. Miss & love you always cuz! ❤️

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    Victor Johnson says

    Condolences to the Family. My childhood OG always up to QB for us on Liberty fun times. Rest In Peace

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    Bert says

    I send my condolences to the entire Garrett family. Damon was like a brother & a co worker for 20 yrs.. Rest peacefully King & much love from your Ace🫡

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    Earlvena Garrett-Woodard says

    I remember Damon when he was a young boy. He knew me on the spot and he was so sweet. I never got to see him later but heard about him through family. I love my family all the same and he will still be missed by all of us.

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    Ike Wilson says

    Condolences Garrett family. Life and death are GOD’S business. He is never wrong. Allow his healing power to comfort your families hearts now and from this time forth.

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