Jeremiah Henry George Garrett III was born in Portland, Oregon on December 18, 1980 to Angela Campbell and Jeremiah George Henry Garrett Jr. Jeremiah has been charismatic and joyous, with a loving nature, undeniable by all who encountered him since birth. He attended Applegate, Irvington Middle School, Trinity Lutheran, and Lincoln High School. With Jeremiah’s personable nature, quick wits, and brilliance, he quickly rose to a management position and outperformed many in sales. As a trusted Top Sales Associate for two years straight, he was relocated to Sacramento, California, in January of 2014 to open a new office.
His infectious smile and comedic ways kept everyone around him in good spirits. He always wanted family and friends around him to feel good, to be happy, and feel loved - he did all he could to ensure this. Jeremiah had a very big heart. No task was too big for him. He learned many skills and further built on everything that was taught to him from his studies, elders, and as the thinker he was even life itself. Jeremiah also excelled as a Chef, studying at Portland’s Culinary Art Institute. His favorite dish to cook was Gumbo, being intrigued by the mixing of spices and the process itself. His love of good food, the art of cooking, and fine dining took him to experience and taste from different restaurants. After sampling other Chef’s cuisine, he always said, "I can make this better."
When you hear stories about Lil Jerry, it reminds you of his altruism - he truly believed no one was greater than the next. Another way Jeremiah displayed his compassion was in giving… clothes, food, shelter, anything and everything. Literally the coat off of his back. He even cooked huge elaborate meals, including his gumbo, and he put everything in his gumbo, so you know every bowl had some goodness and no expense was too great. And anything you wanted, if he didn’t have it, he would get it. Anyone was worth it.
Jeremiah was preceded in death by his father, Jeremiah Garrett II; paternal grandparents, Jeremiah Garrett Sr. and Laura Bailey; as well as maternal grandparents, Lawrence Jeffrey and Clemma Marie Campbell.
Jeremiah’s memories will live on. Those left behind include his mother, Angela Campbell-Canyon; brothers, Demiko D. Hernandez, Justin C. Jones, Jaye R. Jones, and Jarell Gaters; sisters, JereMia Broussard, Almond Candy Ann Marie Canyon, Alexandra Diamond Lyn Campbell, Kayla Wilson, and Jerrelina Thompson; three sons, Jeremiah Kanoa Garrett Lopez, Donovan Garrett Moore, and Coby Keele.
The remaining of the trio: cousins, Anthony Newborn and Jamila Allen.
Cherished as son by Anthony Jerome Canyon, Jay Thomas Jones, Kevin Pitts and David and Melanie Morris; and also loved as brother by Billiethia Broussard, David Morris, Dauvia Dean (Michael), and Isaac Lagrone.
As well as a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, friends and coworkers. He always described his family as really big and he loved you all very much.
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