Virginia Modlin Garrison 93, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, at Rex Hospital. Mrs. Garrison was born on May 9, 1922 in Greenville, S.C. to Henry and Luna Modlin. She grew up in Goldsboro, N.C. and attended Converse College and graduated from Woman's College in Greensboro, N.C. For 71 years she was married to Paul Garrison, Jr. and together they raised three children on Pollock Street in Mount Olive---daughter, Julie, son Paul III (wife Jacqui), and daughter Betsy. She was the very proud grandmother of four grandchildren--Katie Intihar (Andrew), Julia Garrison, Sam Bean, and Paul Bean.
A gifted musician, Virginia was organist for the First United Methodist Church in Mount Olive for 35 years and instrumental in the church's purchase of a pipe organ. She never met a stranger or a pair of Ferragamo shoes she didn't like. She was an incredible cook who enjoyed entertaining friends at home. Above all else, she was the most special mother and grandmother a child could ever hope for.
In addition to her husband, children, and grandchildren, Virginia is survived by her sister Betsy Snyder and her brother and sister-in-law Henry and Sallie Modlin and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be on Friday, August 21, at 2:00 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery, beside 317 East James Street, Mount Olive, N.C. Following the graveside service, the family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church, 120 East James Street, Mount Olive, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 420 Mt. Olive, N.C. 28365 or to the Springmoor Endowment, 1500 Sawmill Rd., Raleigh, N.C. 27615.
Services by Tyndall Funeral Home, Mount Olive, N.C.