Mr. Chris Garrett earthly journey began on September 14th, 1961, to the parentage of Mr. Willie Lee Whiteside and Ms. Eula V. Ashley in Talladega County, Alabama.
Chris accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and united with Mt. Zion CME Church, Childersburg, Alabama and later united with Edgewater United Methodist Church, Birmingham, Alabama. He received his formal education in the Talladega County School Systems and attended Childersburg High School, Childersburg, Alabama. Later Chris received his GED in Pensacola, Florida.
Chris joined the United States Army in 1980 and served this country until he was released with an Honorable Discharge. He later became an employee with Blankenship Heating and Cooling, Nicky West Restaurant and Mercedes Manufacturing in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. When Chris wasn’t working, he was enjoying his passion, working on cars and building things. Along Chris’s life journey he met and united in Holy Matrimony to Ms. Cherie Cox.
Chris departed this walk of life on February 13th, 2022, under the care of Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee Whiteside and Eula V. Ashley, grandmothers and grandfathers, grandson, Coryunta Davidson, three uncles and two aunts.
Chris’s love will forever be cherished by his loving wife, Cherie C. Garrett of Birmingham, AL; one daughter, Christie L. Knight of Greenville, AL; one son, Christopher Swain of Sylacauga, AL; two God sons, Marquail Lawson and Maurice Lawson both of Childersburg, AL; three brothers, Jimmie E. Garrett of Sylacauga, AL, Bishop Tommy (Makeba) Morris of Leesburg, LA, and Patrick (Angela) Ashley of Lincoln, AL; one sister, Sheila (Charles) Gray of Childersburg, AL; two grandchildren, Haiden Swain and Trinity Sanders; three great grandchildren, Kali Johnson, Carson Simmons, and Isabella Tomas; aunt, Ruby Timmons of Childersburg, AL; uncle, Eddie Garrett of Detroit, MI; special nieces and nephews, Lamarcus Swain, Antonio Ashley, Demetrius Ashley, Malissa Charles, Shayla Ashley, and Carlos Swain; special friend, Jimmy Nell of Birmingham, AL;five step children, father in law, Olney Mims, two brother in laws, one sister in law, and a host of other relatives and friends.