MOORESVILLE Irene Garrison, 96, of Mooresville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Gordon Hospice House after cancer captured her body. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Roy Garrison; a son, Jerry Garrison; her parents; two sisters and one great-granddaughter. She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Garrison of Mooresville; son, Terry (Faye) Garrison of Statesville; sister, Georgia Walker of Modesto, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-children; and numerous nieces and nephews. Irene had a wonderful, long life and will be missed by many. She enjoyed dancing, bingo, weekly luncheons and playing cards with many friends from the Senior Citizen Center and War Memorial. In honoring her wishes, no funeral service will be held. Tribute Cremation Society in Statesville is handling the arrangements for her family. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625; or Rescue Ranch, 1424 Turnersburg Hwy., Statesville, NC 28625.
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