Mary Garrison

Mary P. Garrison (Payne)

Wednesday, October 19th, 1932 - Sunday, October 13th, 2019
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Mary P. Garrison, 86, of Salem, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019. She was the wife of McCoy P. Garrison, and they shared a beautiful 67 years together.

She was born in Big Stone Gap, the daughter of the late Roy D. Payne and Pearl Frazier Payne and had been an area resident most of her life. Mary was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She loved planning trips and traveling, long stays at the beach, camping and music. She will be remembered always for the caring and nurturing of her loved ones.

Remaining to cherish her memories are her loving husband, McCoy P. Garrison; two sons, Daniel Garrison and wife Temple, and Charles Steven Garrison; her daughter and family, Kathy Spark and husband Bill, and grandchildren, Aaron Kelderhouse and wife Betsy, and their children, Ivy, Garrison and Zelda Kelderhouse; and granddaughter, Sarah Kelderhouse-Slate.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Chapel of John M. Oakey & Son, Salem. Pastor Gary Kingery will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 1PM, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions in her name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 3959 Electric Rd. Roanoke, VA 24018. An online guestbook is available for family and friends by visiting
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 2:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Gary Kingery


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J.D, Delores and Family sent flowers to the family of Mary P. Garrison (Payne).
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Vickie Albert

Posted at 09:57am
I am so sorry to hear about your mom I want you to know your in my thoughts and prayers ,

Tom Lambert

Posted at 09:56am
Daniel, Steve and, Kathy I'm sorry for the loss of your Mom. They're all special people.

Tom Lambert

Eric Vrsansky

Posted at 11:33am
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Eric Vrsansky

J.D, Delores and Family

Posted at 09:49am
Love to all!
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