Virginia Elizabeth Christian Garman, 89, of Johnson City,
Washington Co TN, died Saturday, January 1, 2011, at the
Lakebridge Healthcare Center.
She was born November 17, 1921, a native of Hawkins Co TN,
daughter of the late James Wiley and Lucy Ella Hutchins
Christian. She was a winding operator for Burlington Mills
for 17 years. Virginia was a member of Wesley Memorial
United Methodist Church. She was a part of the Holston
Conference of Children’s Ministries for 12 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband, Rev. William D. Garman, in 2009; four sisters,
Rita Davis, Ina Francisco, Gladys Gaddis, and Evelyn H.
Christian; and two brothers, Ralph Christian and Lyle
Virginia was known for her caring spirit, her hospitality
in her home and her handmade quilts. Her love of children
was evident in each church that she and Rev. W. D. served.
Survivors include two foster children, Bobby Baker, of
Blountville, TN, and Judy Baker Chandler, of Tunnel Hill,
GA; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express thanks to the Lakebridge
Healthcare staff for their loving care and the many friends
who made so many faithful visits.
A funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, January 2, 2011,
at 7 p.m., in the North Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral
Home and Cremation Services, under the direction of Rev.
Dr. James Bennett and Rev. Jeremy Dykes.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m., until time of
service at 7 p.m.
A committal service will be conducted on Monday, January 3,
2011, at 10:30 a.m., in the Monte Vista Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers will be her nephews. Family and friends
are asked to assemble at the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Holston United Methodist Home
for Children, 404 Holston Drive, Greenville, TN 37743.
Online condolences are available at:
In charge of arrangements: Morris-Baker Funeral Home and
Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City,
TN 37601 or (423) 282-1521.
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