Marva Louis Garrett

Sunrise: January 14, 1941

Sunset: February 24, 2024

Marva was born on January 14, 1941, to the late William and Christeen Holley, Sr. in Windsor, NC.  Marva attended Windsor County public schools, graduating from Ethridge High School in 1958.  

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, William and Christeen Holley Sr., husband, H. Warnell Garrett, sister, Minnie Ruth Fontes, niece Sylvia Diane Capehart, and nephew Trend Holley.  She leaves to cherish her memory; her daughter, Christina Francis-Talley, two grandchildren, Victoria B. Francis-Talley and Lauren W. Richardson (Daniel), all of Norfolk, Va., two great-grandchildren, Sanaa Richardson and Samora Richardson, one sister, Christeen Capehart of Chesapeake, Va., one brother, William Holley Jr. (Mae) of Chesapeake, two nieces, Debra Fontes and Renee Gray Holley, one nephew, Troy Fontes, son-in-love Martin D. Francis, and a host of great nieces and great nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Marva also left her beloved bonus children Wannette Walke (Burt), Ronald Williams, Gwen Askew, H.Warnell Garrett Jr., and Previn Garrett, her bonus grandchildren Stephanie, Traci, Chrissy, Shakira, Marcus, Albany, Troy, Kyle and many bonus great grandchildren. Marva was deeply loved and is already missed by all her family, friends, and loved ones, and we thank God for her life. 

Viewing Friday, March 1, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, March 2, 2024 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23502

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    Rosiland Ridley says

    My sincere condolences to all of the family. I missed her at church. I used to ask about the twins all of the time. I crocheted the pink blankets. She loved her family. May God keep you all strong. Love on each other. God bless.

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      Victoria Francis-Talley says

      Thank you so much we still have those blankets and have loved them all of our lives!

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      Tina Talley says

      Ms Ridley! Thank you for your kind words! We still have those blankets! Much love and blessings to you!

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    Bonita Boyd says

    My condolences to the family, Mrs. Garrett was the sweetest person I have ever met. My sincere prayers to all of her family that God will strengthen you during this time.

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    Nikita Hughes says

    My sincerest condolences to my family. My cousins. Aunt Mas will be missed. I am so grateful to have the time I spent with her. She reminded me so much of my Grandma Ruth. I know they are both looking down and shining on us. My love, my prayers are with you. Love you guys very much.

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    Paris says

    My thoughts, prayers and love are with my family today as Aunt Mas returns home. To my sister’s sentiment, I prayed this morning asking my Grandma Ruth to help her sister find her way back home. It was a just in case because we all know Aunt Mas already knew where to go.

    Her infectious smile, warm hugs, and caring nature will always remain in the beautiful women, my aunt and cousins, that she so graciously brought into this world.

    She was such a wonderful light in this world that will now shine brighter from above. Love y’all very much.

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    Monique and Family says

    Condolences to all the family. Aunt Mas was as beautiful as her soul. May she rest in peace. Our prayers are with you all.

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    Domergue Chavis says

    I pray the peace and comfort of God always follow you and your beautiful family.

    Love you,

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