Dora Duvall Garnier, 88, of Eden, NC, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, NC.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11am Saturday, December 3, 2022 at St. Joseph of the Hills Catholic Church in Eden. Burial will follow the service at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Reidsville. A visitation will be held from 5pm-7pm Friday, December 2, 2022 at Fair Funeral Home in Eden.
Dora was born February 21, 1934, in New Orleans, LA, to the late Patrick Eugene Duvall and Abbis Chiasson Duvall. She was a loving mother and enjoyed caring for and spending time with her family and friends.
Dora was a member of St. Joseph of the Hills Catholic Church in Eden. She was an active Franciscan Lay Minister. She was a full-time volunteer at Morehead Nursing Home for more than 20 years and became affectionately known as “the lady with the tomato sandwiches.” Dora volunteered at the Salvation Army. She also volunteered at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville.
Along with her volunteer work, Dora was very active. She loved tennis and running. Dora was a captain for the first Relay for Life held in Rockingham County.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Frank J. Garnier; children, Philip Garnier of Raleigh, NC, Frank Garnier (Joseph Lipscomb) of Philadelphia, PA, Andrew Garnier (Kathy) of Raleigh, NC, Leslie Crooker (Tyler) of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Matthew Garnier (Giovanna), Patrick Garnier, Jacob Garnier, Stella Crooker, Kevin Crooker (Casey), Christian Garnier.
In addition to her parents, Dora is preceded in death by her sisters, Patricia Webb Speaker, Laura Lou Isabell; daughter-in-law, Cathy Acevedo Garnier.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Rd., Stoneville, NC 27048.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com.
I'm so sorry.
So sorry to hear of Dora's passing. She and Frank and family were good neighbors for a lot of years my thoughts and prayers to Leslie Drew Phillip Frank and Frank Sr
My condolences to your family. Dora was always nice to me and made me feel like family. Prayers for peace and healing.
Please accept my condolences on the loss of a dear friend. Sheila Stewart
Drew I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. 🙏✝️
So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort from those around you who loved Dora and those around you who may not have known Dora but love you.
So sorry for your family's loss. She will always be remembered here with love ❤️ and smiles.
Will Lunney and family
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of a fellow New Orleanian.
My sympathy to her family, and thanksgiving for her life.
Marianne S. Aiken
Marianne S. AikenDear Frank & Family, We were surprised & saddened to hear of Dora's passing. She was one of the sweetest ladies we have ever known. She always seemed glad to see you with a beautiful smile and always made you feel welcome in their home. She also shared our love for animals. My wife (commuting to work) always looked for Dora happily walking their dog Mary. After Mary's passing, she became a long-term caretaker for Frank Jr's parrot & was currently caring for Drew's cat. Normally, dog folks, she & Frank seemed happy & willing to take on new animal species and quickly learned to love one another. I know you all will miss Dora sorely. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Jenny & Fernard MooreOur prayers are with Dora's entire family for she was a very special Lady to us. As new parishioners to St Joseph Catholic Church and quickly became shut Ins, Dora brought us Communion and when she would Bless us and Annoit us with Holy Water, she always annoited our two cats by crawling on the floor until she made the sign of the Cross on their foreheads. After the first couple times, when Dora came, the cats would run to her and lay down and wait for her to Bless them. Heaven has a Special Angel Today ❤️🙏Tony and Lois Licata Mrs. Garnier was a very kind and caring lady. She always had a kind uplifting word for me when I played the Organ at St. Joseph-of the-hlls Catholic Church. May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Her. Encouragement and Prayers for FamilyCharles Wray Jr.
Drew - so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Shively Harbour
Dear Drew and Kathy and the entire Garnier family, I am so saddened by the loss of Ms. Garnier. She was a very giving, caring lady, and seemed so involved with her church and community. May you be blessed with the comfort of sweet memories and peace, and know that so many are praying for you.
Melanie and Jim Acton and family
Dora lived such an impactful life and shared her talents in such meaningful ways. Fond memories of her extend from the tennis court to the nursing center, always irrepressible--- always smiling. May she now rest in perpetual peace. . . . . . .
Martha and Family
The Groseclose Family
Dora was one of the kindest and most loving individuals that I have ever known. She accepted people as they are without reservation. Dora touched my life in many ways and accepted me as one of her sons. The greatest honor that anyone could hope for. I hold onto every word that Father Louis Canino spoke of in his eulogy at the church service for Dora. That is, be kind to one another and death does not stop loving. I know that I will forever keep loving Dora and I know that she will keep loving me. She taught me the importance of kindness to others. Something that I strive for every day. Dora will be dearly missed, with heavy heart, but her memory and goodness will make me a better person in life. She left with with the greatest gift that anyone can give to someone else, unconditional love.
Joseph F Lipscomb
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