July 8, 1962 ~ May 10, 2020

Born in: Denver , CO
Resided in: Aurora , CO

The streaming service will take place Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 11:00 am MST.  Use this link to access the service: https://www.creatingyoursolution.com/elliottjgarrett


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  1. My heart goes out to the Garett Family. I’m sorry for your loss. Elliot was not only a friend, he was a brother to me. I will truly miss his humor and his laugh. Rest in piece my Brother.

  2. To My Brother So sad that you are gone. My heart is broken. But I will hold on to my memories. Sleep well my brother until we meet again. Love and miss you you will never be forgotten.
    Love lil Sis

  3. To the family, my deepest condolences for the lost of your husband, brother, family member. May the Lord give you comfort and strength. We will keep you all lifted in prayer

  4. There are no words to express how I feel. My youngest brother has received his crown. Thank you to all who have provided prayers and support for the family. Remember one of his goofy jokes. It will make you smile. Nothing will make me happier than for you to remember ‘Ness’ and smile.

  5. From Rita and Robert threats Elliott you will always be in our heart Peace to your family. Iam glad we got to know you.

  6. Elliott— I miss you—& will miss your laughter, hilarious jokes & your bear hugs— you are & have been a delightful part of my work family—

    Judy— blessings & hugs to you & your family!!!

    • Ness, you’ve always been a brother to me and I appreciate that tremendously. So glad we were able to spend some time with you last time we were home. I’ll miss your calls “just to check on us” and the laughs we all had together. I will always hold the memories close, until we meet again, rest well brother. I’ll always love you dearly

  7. This may be 2nd posting— would make Elliott giggle—

    I will miss Elliott’s bear hugs— white van & puppy invites—laughter— tele !!! Wisdom & genuine love for us!!!

    Judy— May you & your family be blessed w/ fond memories, & I send sincere hugs if comfort!!

  8. Bennett and Winsome Reid would like to send their deepest condolences to the family, we Are praying for my sister Jessie and Elliot’s wife and family. May God strengthen and Give you peace-Bennett

  9. Elliott you were an amazing person to work with. Your attitude was infectious. You always had a smile on your face and in all the years I’ve known you I’ve never seen you have a bad day. You were such a light. You will be missed


  11. My thoughts and prayers are with the Garrett family during this difficult time. I have fond memories of Ness going all the way “back in the day” at Ruth’s Record Shop! Always laughing and smiling! Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed.

  12. Rest easy Elliott, a mighty warrior looking over us. I met you in 2004. Your joking and crazy personality light up a room when you walked through the door. No matter what you were going through you had a good out look on living to the fullest. It was a pleasure to know you and Ms. Judy. I truly loved hearing about your inventions, family, gardening, your cars. I enjoyed meeting the brothers that came with you to your appointments. I appreciate the concern you showed when I saw or talked to you. Always asking how my family or work was. You made people remember YOU. A blessing and honor. Rest in Paradise Brother Elliott.
    As you would say my crazy Chicana Sista catcha later. Never expected it to be this. Always Lilly

  13. Elliot you were never without a smile on your face or without a joke to tell. I’m quite sure you never met a stranger. Your optimism and joyful demeanor is truly something I admire. I’m sorry we never made it snipe hunting ;-). May your soul rest easy and may Beautiful memories help to ease the pain for your family during this time. You truly are one of kind and will be sorely missed.

  14. I’m praying for all my Garrett Family, it so sad to hear that my cousin Ness pass away what I Loved about him? he would always say we need to get together and do a cook out this weekend?? 🤗🤗but, it never happened due to all of us working different shifts but, I will miss him (RIP) and his Smile

  15. I’m praying for all my Garrett Family, it so sad to hear that my cousin Ness pass away what I Loved about him? he would always say we need to get together and do a cook out this weekend?? 🤗🤗but, it never happened due to all of us working different shifts but, I will miss him (RIP) and his Smile

  16. My condolences to the Garrett family, sending prayers to all of you! So sad to hear of Ness passing! Rest in Heaven ! I’m really at a loss of words to say to all of you, your wife Judy, your sisters and brother, Olivia, Dorothy, Charles, Carol and Sharon and the rest of the family, love to you all and find comfort in each other! Again, so sorry for your loss, he will be missed !

  17. Growing up living across the alley for over 40 years, I will always remember him at dances at the East Denver YMCA and the community house on 28th Fairfax. I will cherish those memories. Would like to share some scripture with you. … but I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall decend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds , to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever be with the Lord . Where for comfort one another with these words.
    1 Thessal 4:13-18

  18. Uncle,

    I am finding it difficult to find the words to express how much I love and miss you. I find myself missing you more and more with each passing day. You are so important to me and I am truly blessed to have you in my life. The impact you made in my life will always be appreciated. You did so many great things, touched so many lives, and had such a vivacious spirit. It’s hard for me to accept the fact that you are no longer here. You are not a phone call or text away anymore but I will cherish those forever. It is so unfair that I can no longer have direct access to you. I know you knew that I loved you and you know that you were always one of my favorite people. I’m hurting since I feel robbed because there are no more moments that can be made just memories to hold onto. I am thankful for all the beautiful, priceless, and highly expletive moments we have shared over the years. That’s what I’m holding onto to help me get through this devastating time. You are the only person I know to this day that ironed his socks. You are the only person that called me at 4:00 am, not knowing what time zone I lived in, even though I was only an hour behind you. No matter the distance you were a dynamic influence in my life. Lately, I find myself laughing a lot when I had to discourage you from making an email account with the user name Sweet Daddy Cornbread but I will miss your contagious laugh the most. I know you’re already teaching the other angels how to do the “rub down” in heaven. Love you always and forever.

  19. Elliott- Oh wow! You will be missed every day!! On the tele floor, you filled the room with your laughter and your jokes. You were genuinely funny and lightened up all the space around you. You were the one we consulted with a complex arrhythmia. You were the “go to” trusted tele tech. The last day we were together, just days before you left us, we were laughing and you were singing that song by Michael Franks called “popsicle toes” and I was shocked you knew all the words. I still have funny texts on my phone you sent me. Now I will keep forever. RIP Elliot. You were deeply ❤️❣️

  20. Elliott was such a light, he will be greatly missed- everyone loved him. His laughter, his advice, his hugs, his knowledge, his gardening tips. What a presence- such a huge loss. I am sending you lots of love and my hope is you are healing from all of these memories and thoughts.

  21. Our deepest sympathies. Elliot was the first one to say hi, followed by a often borderline joke or comment when I had work on Tele. I first met Elliot back when Katie was doing her final semester rotation on the floor. Never a dull moment and a great resource for all of us. You will be missed.

  22. My little brother. You were so full of life. I can’t believe you’re gone. Words cannot express the gravity of the loss I feel. I thank God for all the great memories we shared. I will always miss you. Love you forever.

  23. Elliott My Dear Friend…. I still cannot believe you are gone. You will never be forgotten because you are such an inspiration. You always were polite to everyone and you always made everybody smile and laugh. We need more people like you in this world. We’re here for a fun time not a long time . Love you my friend. “Debaroni”.

  24. Elliot my dear friend! I cannot believe you’re gone. You’ll be so missed because you were such an inspiration. You were always polite to everybody and made everybody smile and laugh. We need more people like you in the world. God bless you my friend I’ll see you on the other side. XOXO “Debaroni”

  25. Elliott, I will miss you dear friend-from your smile, to your laughter, to your jokes and beyond. Prayers of healing and peace for your family. Until we see each other again ❤️

  26. Elliot, I miss your smile, laughter, jokes and snacks. You always brought me joy with hugs and smiles. I looked forward to seeing you each time I was at Porter. You are a special man that gave so much to this world. I pray for your family that they may find peace. I know how much your family meant and I appreciate how you shared your stories and pictures with me. God bless you.

  27. Judy and family, so sorry to hear of Elliot’s passing. Worked with him at St. Joseph’s and Porters Hospital. Who could forget him with his jokes (some good and some soooo bad). He always had a hug and a rememberance of something in the past that we were both involved in at one of the hospitals.(like Ms Kitty a long term patient at StJ. He was always full of Joy even when he felt lousy with his some of his health issues. He never let on he was in pain. Special individual who would have missed hugging everyone in this social distancing time.

  28. Rest in Peace Elliott … Gone too soon would be an understatement but it certainly applies right now. We will all miss your spirit, generosity and your smile. To a man’s man in every sense of the word. We’ll keep a light on for you and see you on the other side. Rest easy my brother.

  29. To the Garrett family sending my Condolences to Everyone Love Ya’ll So Very much We all Grew up Like Sisters and Brothers Ness you Will be Missed your Jokes and Your Smile. I Know that your in Heaven with Mama Julia Looking down on Everyone Love Ya’ll Moore Rest in Heaven 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿💯💯💯💞💞💜💜😢😥🌹🌹

  30. Brother from another Mother – you saved my life in the last months of yours – little did we know it would go this way. I am forever grateful to you and all the divine interventions which fell into place for our paths to cross when they did and for my EKGs to be in front of your half blind eyes and brilliant mind. Because you took seriously what other’s did not, my heart is still beating and I am still alive. I will carry forward this gift of life with strength in my heart, a smile on my face and laughter close by thanks to you. My loving prayers are with Ms. Judy, your kids, the Garrett Family and the wide circle of friends and family you held close, Wonderful Friend. Though it may be through tears for a while, I will always remember you with a smile and laughing at one of your crazy jokes. And when the heirloom tomatoes are ripe – I’ll think of you. We miss you & love you, Brother. Have fun up there. Asalam malakum

    • Elliott – What a golden thread you are in Mikaila’s life tapestry! God’s glorious gift at exactly the right time. You helped us see and understand the importance of pushing forward for answers to a troubling heart condition and rejoiced with us when the solution was found! And you did it all with compassion and humor and kindness. There are simply no words to express our gratitude for your presence in our lives. Gone, perhaps, from the physical world but never, ever forgotten.

  31. My condolences to the Garrett Family! Rest in peace Ness. Thank you for reaching out to me. Love you cousin!

  32. To my baby brother Ness. I’ve been through a lot of things in life but this has been by far the worst. It’s very hard to believe and even harder to except. Ness, I will miss your words of encouragement, your crazy jokes, that crazy laugh, the love and understanding you gave me, and your smile that lit the world up. The 5:30-6:00 A.M. phone calls saying “Hey sis I know it’s early just calling to see how you’re doing, or birthday and Mothers day wishes, “I’m on my way to work.” and always before you hung up you told me you loved me and GOD BLESS you. My heart is broken. This poem says it all for me. You will be missed but never forgotten. I’ll visualize you in my mind and hold you in my HEART. Until we see each other again. REST IN HEAVEN my sweet baby brother Ness. I Love you.
    Your sis,

    If Roses Grow in Heaven Lord
    Please pick a bunch for me.
    Place them in my Brother’s arms and tell him They’re from me.
    Tell him that I love and miss him and when he turns to smile.
    Place a Kiss upon his cheek and hold him for a while. Because remembering him is easy, I do it every day.
    But there is an ache within my heart that will never go away.
    In Loving memorial of my baby brother
    Elliott Jason Garrett (Ness)

  33. To the Garrett Family I Send my Deepest Condolences you’re Like my Second Family Ness Rest in Heaven With Mama Julia . I Will Miss Your Jokes and Smile and the Unconditionally Love you have for Family Rest in Peace My Brother and Friend Terri Moore and Family Praying for Everyone 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿💯💯💯😢😢💞👼👼💜🌹🌹

  34. To The Entire Garrett Family, I Am So Sorry For Your Loss. My Heartfelt Deepest Sympathy, My Heartfelt Condolences Go Out To Your Family. My Thoughts And Prayers Are With You All During This Difficult Time. May God Be With You All, Now, And Always.

  35. To my niece, Judy, and her family: with saddened hearts, we offer our condolences in the passing of Elliott. May the peace and love of his memories comfort you now and always.
    Love and peace,
    Auntie Pat and the Wynn family in Alabama.

    • To Aunt Judy, GOD Bless you. I Daniel Moore jr. Will Miss Uncle Elliot. He was always full of Joy . Stay Strong and hold on to GOD’S un changing Hands

  36. Elliott would often start out our work day by letting us all know that, “It’s going to be a Golden Day!” For sure our work days without him are a little less bright. I like to think of Elliott now being surrounded by the Golden Light he brought to us every day.

  37. Elliot and I worked many years together. Starting at St Jo’s and then Porters. One thing wS for sure, he made me laugh, good day, or bad. He told me every day he felt safe with me and loved me like a brother, every time we worked, good day or bad. I will always love and respect him, even though he is gone. He also always spoke respectively of Judy, good day or bad. His respect for everyone was unique. I hope some day I will have th privilege to meet someone like him again.

  38. Dear Shelliott,
    I cannot express how much you are missed. Your larger than life light and energy will be missed so very much, but our memories and laughs provide slight solace, in between the tears. You truly were an absolute blessing to everyone you met.

    The world is still beautiful here, but it certainly does not feel quite so bright these last couple of weeks. I am so happy for you however, that you are in the most divine, wonderful place, and we will all see you again, when we see you again.

    Hey, did you know you knew me when I was a baby!!??!?

    Well upon our paths crossing again a couple of years ago, I instantly knew you were a whole different kind of special friend. You always had a simple on your face, and God knows you always had a joke (or 5) ready on the tip of your tongue! Initially, your wild stories nearly always seemed so far-fetched, that they must have been made up, however, everything could be validated by Google or my Mom!!! Turns out, we did meet when I was a baby… so sorry I didn’t say much then!

    I cannot express my thanks to you for making me laugh so hard, so many times. There were many shifts, where working with you, was the best part! I also never told you, how often I’d pray to work a day you were sitting Tele.

    Thank you also for taking the time to teach each and every one of us that had the privilege to work with you as well as those who simply wanted to learn from you. Not only were you incredibly smart and knowledgeable, but you were also an amazingly patient teacher with the ability to teach each and every student of yours, where they were at.

    Strewn throughout your jokes and songs, you always taught everyone who was listening, how to keep life and death in perspective. I will forever cherish our friendship and the positive influence you had, and still have on this Earth.

    With lots of love always, your friend Sheliza

  39. Elliott, I still cannot believe it! We had so many fun times and silly moments. Even though we did not talk often, I knew you would always be there, my brother! There is now a great void but I thank you for the memories! I love you. Your Sister and Family in El Paso…Tonya.

  40. Hello. I am so sorry for your loss. I am Eliza Burke’s sister and actually never had the honor of meeting him, but I can imagine his reputation always preceded him. He meant so much to my sister and therefor means so much to me. Sending all my love.

  41. Elliott – you were always such a joy. You always had a smile and blessing for each person you met. You were so kind and positive. Thank you for your friendship. You are missed.

  42. Renee,
    My heart goes out to you. You have lost your beloved husband, friend, comforter and life partner. Nothing anyone says can relieve you of the many emotions you feel and will continue to feel for a period of time. One thing I can assure you, the day will come when you will look at his photo, remember some special moment, think of the years spent together, and you will SMILE in gratitude for the time you shared with Elliott!
    with love and sympathy,
    Auntie Mattie (New York)

  43. I am going to miss you a lot Elliott. I always enjoy the days I work with you. You never made my day boring or uneventful. I enjoy the morning greetings, random conversations and all the laughs. May you rest in peace.

  44. We send our condolences to the family. He will be greatly missed. The short time that we know him, made a long lasting impression on our lives. Rest In Peace 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾.

  45. ‘Here one day and gone the next and time keeps all that is taken.. It’s hard not to having you around .a friend ,teacher ,and mentor .who will I have now to remind me that “Ewa would never do that to me “you were one of my favorite.the best Teletech and the teacher I have a had. I will miss not trading stories with you of your tale for my nursing.I will remember you as one of a kind.Always smiling friendly helpful hogging .I can’t believe that you’re not still with us. Goodbye my friend.

  46. Elliott,
    Words are hard for me in situations like this because I feel as if they are never enough to honor the true legacy of someone so important to me and who touched so many lives. How lucky am I that the universe aligned and made it so that our lives would coincide? I remember how I felt each quiet early morning on the heart floor, getting setup for a long day of watching “the matrix”…and all of a sudden I’d hear a boisterous voice down the hallway “It’s gonna be a beautiful day!”…and the unit would light up. You’d sit down next to me, no matter how you were feeling that day, and with a big ol’ grin say “well good mornin’ Sha-Kayla!! How are you, sister??” Then we would proceed to be joke-sters for the next 12 hours in between you answering the phones as “sweet daddy cornbread”, telling your awful jokes, reminding me how tiny my hands and feet were (bahaha), and teaching me how to interpret heart rhythms. You were always willing to answer my EKG inquires…even after I had left Porter and started PA school. I remember I left the middle of class one day because I knew one of my lecturers was wrong about a rhythm and you spent 20 minutes on the phone with me validating my interpretation! I get to start my career in medicine with a huge advantage and a passion for heart rhythms because of what you taught me. You will be missed, never forgotten, and ever impactful in my life and my future. Thank you Elliott, Tele-ot, Sweet Daddy Cornbread for living an extraordinary life and sharing that with me.
    Kayla (Sha-Kayla)

  47. Dear Elliott you Will be sadly missed, you made everyone feel special. Complimented everyone, even though I used to say “ you say that to the all ladies” and we laughed. May God bless you!
    Love Tanis RN on 4East

  48. Elliot,

    Your smile and kindness and laughter are so missed. You changed so many lives for the better. I will see you in heaven one day.


  49. Our deepest thoughts and condolences to the entire family!
    You will be missed, your bright smile and sense of humor.
    On behalf of the entire Lucero family we love you!

  50. Sending prayers, comfort, strength and peace to the entire Garrett Family. Always remember grief cannot take away the good times you shared, sorrow will fade in time and Ness’s spirit and legacy will live on forever. Rest in peace cousin.

  51. Judy (Renee) my deepest sympathy to you and your children on the transition of your beloved Elliot. After reading memories of Elliot from his family and friends, I learned that he was a very SPECIAL individual loved, admired and respected by many. I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Elliot but believe he is someone I would like to have known.

    May you be given the comfort, support and love that you need during this time of sadness. Elliott has left his human form but lives forever according to the word of God, and in your hearts.

    Peace be unto you,
    Wanda Pendelton (cousin)

  52. Rene,
    I met Elliot in coming to Denver to attending your father(my Uncle) funeral services. I liked him and we got alone very well. We spoke a few times on the phone and I made a special promise that I would return so we could hang out together as we both had a love for jazz. Am sorry I never kept that promise because he was a very special person. My condolences to you and the Garrett family.
    Love ya,

  53. Though I physically met you one time, I was truly blessed to have you done so and will forever be thankful for that.
    Going through the outpouring of stories and seeing all the lives you touched in such a positive way, the world was absolutely blessed to have you part of it.
    Elliott “Ness” will forever live on in all of the hearts of those he influenced and his smile will be felt eternally. Thank you.

  54. Hi Elliott, I am truly going to miss you and all of our laughs, you made me laugh so hard, so many times!! And what a great man you are; you were always so wise , kind, and reasonable; I know you are in the right place. I will always remember your funny stories with a smile, especially about Chico the dog. Hugs and warm thoughts to your family, you will be missed.

  55. Elliott you where many things to me a teacher a friend and father. I’m always going to always remember the good times, the way you loved, all the lives you touched. I have a lifetime of memories with you and will continue to celebrate life with you on a daily basis. You are forever in my heart. Until we meet again, rest in power. I love you with all my heart and soul.

  56. Elliot had a gift of making everyone smile. Back in the day at Saint Joseph he worked the floor with us. He always brightened the day for our patients and us with his infectious laugh and jokes. No matter how many years would pass between seeing him picking Judy up or calling for her with his funny names it was like running into a long lost friend. He always had a joke and a blessing for everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with Judy and the entire family.

  57. I worked with Elliot at Porter. There wasn’t a day that he didn’t make me laugh. He even knew how to cheer up the patient during some of their most difficult times. He was a special person and will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Sending love and peace to your family Elliot

  58. You always put laughter in my heart and I will truly miss you. My Prayers go out to you Judy and to all the family!

  59. Elliot,
    I have so many memories of you making me smile. I will truly miss visiting with you at work. Thanks for all the laughs and friendship.

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