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Garnett Bonner Parker Thompson

July 24, 1943 - August 11, 2019

Garnett Bonner Parker Thompson of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on August 11, 2019 with her children by her side.  She was born on July 24, 1943 to Cabell McAllister Parker and Olga Bonner Parker in Richmond, VA. Garnett attended Thomas Jefferson High School and the Medical College of Virginia Business School. She was a true patriot who loved her country, dancing, crafting, and cooking. Her favorite place to relax was on the porch at “The Rivah”. There, she would bird watch and soak in the gentle breeze. Her super powers were raising her two children and her love for her grandchildren. She would often say, “I love you a bushel and a peck, and a hug around the neck.” Garnett was a cut up and a rebel who loved to make people laugh whether appropriate or completely inappropriate. She was a second mom to many kids and never missed a school sporting event or a Little League game. Garnett was loved by all due to her zest for life, her quick wit, and her big open mouth laugh. She refused to grow up or to grow old.

Garnett is preceded in death by her parents and survived by her sister Cabell Parker Kinton (Tom), daughter Andrea Sean Derr (Brett), her son Michael Scott Thompson (Jen), grandchildren Mackenzie and Marlo Derr, Mack and Lyla Thompson.

A private family only service will be held in Windmill Point, VA. A public celebration of life picnic with family and friends will be on September 8, 2019 in Virginia Beach, VA, at Redwing Park Gazebo #4 from 3:00-7:00pm.  The family asks you bring a side dish as well as stories and laughter to share.  In lieu of flowers, the family wishes friends make a donation to your favorite charity in Garnett’s name.

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Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Red Wing Park

1398 General Booth Blvd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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