Hermine E. Garris

Sunrise: February 21, 1949

Sunset: April 29, 2019


Written by Hermine


I was born on February 21, 1949, to Jasper and Olivia Edney. They provided me with one of the happiest homes in Lamberts Point. Fredrecia, Kim and may baby brother who you recall grew to be one of my best friends. Phillip (Mary) and I were blessed, loved and taught to love God and our fellow man regardless of their circumstances. You know I thought we were rich; I did not know Lamberts Point was considered ghetto until I heard others around the city say so. Lamberts Point I thought then and now was a beautiful place and the friends I had as a child stayed by me in my illness. I was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and North Carolina Central University. I was employed by Norfolk Public Schools for 35 years. Puddin and I was married for 48 years. We raised on child Jerron. She gave us the loves of my life, Mateo (Bud), Miranda (Lady), and Jacob. These two gave joy and unconditional love. Thank you Bud and Lady. I am the Auntie to Little Phillip, Quiera, Kiyonte, Phyllish, Felyisha, Phyliah, Freddie, Brandon, (Journee and Eilija), Justin, Jessica, Jennifer, Jasmine, and Alva. I am Ms. Hermine to D.J., Arlene, Dominque, T.C., and Bubbie. My dear friends who were there for me always; Gilda Chavis, Glenn Richardsomn, Grace Taborn, Lois Simon, Demrice Webster (Road Dog), Pattie Edwards, Mrs. Delores Cox, Mrs. Mason, Mary Moore, Brenda Turner, Gloria Roundtree, Fred Roundtree, deceased Mr. Barfield and Mr. Armstrong, Ms. Sweat, and Vickey Moore. To everyone who calls me Grammie, Auntie or Ms. Hermine, put God first and respect others and always remember β€œTo Whom much is given is required,” my daddy told me that from the time I was 3 years old. Be the best you can be! A special thanks to Dr. Keith Newby, Dr. Amando Wyatt, and the staff of Sentra Norfolk Hospital.

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    Gail Walden says

    Jerron & family, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Hermine was so special. Sending prayers of comfort to you all.

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    Geraldine Jones Granger says

    To the Garris and Edney Famlies: Our hearts are very heavy after learning od the passing of our dear Cousin Hermine. We will be praying for your understanding, and perfect peace in the difficult days ahead. But there are so many good memories of Hermine that should and will comfort you. We are only a phone call away if you need us.
    With Love & Sympathy,
    Geraldine Jones Granger & Famliy
    Christina Jones Copeland & Family
    Wendy Jones Giles & Family

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    Deborah "Taylor" Mapp says

    To Leander and Family: Know that I share in your sorrow at the passing of Hermine. She was my lifelong friend from birth and we shared many times together. I have so many wonderful memories and I pray that all who knew her will remember the good times and know that she is at peace with God. Prayers of strength for the family. Blessings and love.

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    Judith Taylor Boatwright says

    To Leander and the Edneyfamily: My sincere thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.Hermine was a very ‘special lady ‘who gave inspiration to many. Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.(Psalm31:24)Know that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.Much Love

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    Pam Semones says

    Love to the whole family. I have such fond memories with Hermine. Many make me laugh and as many warm my heart. She was my mentor, colleague, and a true friend. I miss her sorely. I thank God for bringing her into my life.

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    Evelena Carter says

    Jerron, may God’s love and peace give you and your family comfort at this. Your First Baptist Lambert’s Point Church family is here for you!

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    Johnny lee Majette says

    On the loss of your loved one . May you find comfort in your many memories of your Wife / mother and all she meant to you. With Deepest Sympathy .

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    Valerie Whitney says

    I am so sorry to learn of your wife’s passing. I never met her but she had to be special to be with you.
    Call if there is anything I can do.
    Cousin Valerie Whitney-Lowery

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