Nora Luree Garrison


Our mother, Luree Garrison went to heaven September 30, 2021. She was born in Campbellsville, Kentucky on June 10, 1934 to Rollin and Luretta Harden.

She is survived by three daughters, Luretta Garrison Clark, Linda Diane Chambers, and Lajuana Jo Heldman, all of Columbus; an adopted son, James Barrett of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, John Earl Blanford IV and Jamie Lynn Heldman; and two great-grandchildren, Emily Diane Blanford and John Earl Blanford V.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rollin Harden; her mother, Luretta Booher; step father, Joe Booher; a beloved brother, James D. Harden; and James Garrison Jr., the father of her children.

Saying goodbye to Mom was the hardest things we have ever had to do, but we have found peace knowing she would be free from suffering from the pain of her cancer and she is now in the hands of the Lord.

Our mother was smart, beautiful, and one in a million. She made us laugh, taught us to love the Lord, and she loved us with all her heart. She worked hard her whole life and she set an example for us three girls with her work ethic and honesty. Last but not least, she loved and respected our dad. She called him the baby maker and smiled. We were blessed to have parents who loved and adored us.

Besides her children, she had a passion for books. Even though she lost her eye sight, she was able to enjoy the Talking Books Program with the Blind Society. A special thanks to Sandy Allman, Sonya Stretshberry. and all the workers at the Bartholomew County Library, to the folks at Viewpoint Books, Dr. Robert Kavelman and all the people at Hospice who cared for her, the Chaplains and Tyler Tolbert from First Christian Church, and the medics and ambulance drivers.

A private family memorial service for Luree will be held at a later date.

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