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“My mom and I send our prayers of comfort to the family during this time of loss. He will most definitely be missed. We will miss his visits when he...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Pat McClure - San Augustine, TX

“Vel and Family, my sincere condolences to you. My family and I just a week before buried Al, so I do understand your grief. May God be with you...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Teran Nash - Denver, CO

“Aunt Vel - I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you that you are in my prayers, along with Angela, Tonya, Ed and the rest of the family. Uncle...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Carol Cotton - Nacogdoches, TX

“Ed Garner was one of the finest leaders and supporters of public education anyone could know. My sincere condolences to his wife and family. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Deborah Jewell-Sherman, Harvard Graduate School of Education - MA

“Vel, My prayers are with you and your family. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Cathie Noble - CO

“To the Family of Edward Garner: Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loved one. Over the past 30 years, I looked forward...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Adrienne Bins - Mt. Dora, FL

“My condolences to all...you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Mekie - Topeka, KS - friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We shall miss Uncle Edward Jewel. Love, Robert & Almetrice Cotton ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Robert & Almetrice Cotton - TX

“My prayers are with you and your family Mrs.Garner. Ed was a wonderful childhood friend who grew to be a wonderful man. ...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Elizabeth Teagle - Houston, TX

“My prayers and thoughts are you with and your family. God Bless ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa Cotton Tabor - Aurora, CO

“My deepest sympathies to the Garner family in this time of great sadness. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Michele Williams - Denver, CO

“Dad you will always mean the world to me!! You told me Saturady to take care of the family...and I promise you, I wont let you down!!! Love you!!! ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Edward - Denver, CO

“We are so sorry to hear the news about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be thinking of the family. Sending you lots of love. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Crystal Wynn - Alexandria, VA

“We are sorry for your loss. Ed was a great man. I remember being around him when i was little when we went up to Colorado to visit for Christmas one...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Jason Taylor, Jhaila Taylor - KS

“May God's presence be continually felt during your time of bereavement. This is Eva Flowers, a 50 year + friend of Betty's. I played the piano at...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Eva and Wilbert Flowers - TX

“With deepest sympathy to Vel and the rest of her family. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Dean Thompson - Overland park, KS

“I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Reggie Moore - Kansas City, MO

“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Edward death. We share comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering. Wishing you peace to...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: John Anthony Taylor - KS


Edward Jewel Garner was born October 5, 1942 to Mr. Lamar Garner Sr. and Bobbie Ella Garner, in San Augustine, Texas. He departed from this earth on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Edward J. Garner graduated and attended public school in San Augustine, Texas. Immediately after graduating for Lincoln High School in San Augustine he attended Prairie View A&M University, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree. He was united in holy matrimony to Velvia Taylor Garner and they were graciously blessed with three children, Angela Nadine, Tonia, and Edward Garner. He leaves to mourn and cherish his loving memories, his devoted wife Velvia Garner (affectionately known as "Smooth"); daughters Angela Nadine Garner, Tonia Garner and son Edward Garner and daughter-in-law Colleen. He is survived by two sisters: Frances Louise Cotton ( Rev, R.L. Cotton), of Nacogdoches, Texas and Bobbie Jo Garner, of San Augustine, Texas, Betty Garner, sister-in-law of Rochester, New York. He is the grandfather of Raymond Washington, Jr. and Edward Garner, Jr.: great grandfather of Tatum Elizabeth Washington: a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Lamar and Bobbie Ella Garner, brothers, Emerson Garner, Sanford Garner, and Lamar Garner, Jr. Associations Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (Delta Eta Boule) Council of Great City Schools National School Board Foundation American Association of School Administrators Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Elder at the United Church of Montbello National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) Board Member Clayton Foundation Board Member Colorado Calvert Academy State Charter School In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Rocky Mountain Chapter 720 S. Colorado Blvd Denver, CO 80246

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