City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Paul Leighton Garrison

Louisburg, North Carolina

Age 75.
Died 09/21/2021.

Paul Leighton Garrison
Paul Leighton Garrison, (Jinx) 75, of Louisburg, NC went to Heaven on Tuesday September 21, 2021 at home with his family present, after a long and courageous battle with Leukemia, Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia. Paul left us on the anniversary if his mother’s death of September 21, 2002. Paul grew up on his family farm in West Liberty, WV, the youngest of 5 children and was preceded in death by his parents Helen Shaler Garrison and Raymond Orlando Garrison, brother’s Raymond (Gov.) Garrison and Maurice (Reecie) Garrison, and nephews Richard Kevin Garrison and E.R. McFadden. Paul is survived by his wife of 53 years Sheila Bonar Garrison of Louisburg, NC, and children Lisa Dianne Harris of Louisburg, NC, and Kevin Leighton Garrison (Shelly) of Martinsburg, WV, Grandchildren Cody Wilson, Jaiden and Jordynn Harris of Louisburg, NC, Joshua Cook of Martinsburg, WV, sister Delores (Tissie) McFadden of Wellsburg, WV, brother Frank (Frannie) Garrison of West Alexander, Pa, and several nieces and nephews from Alaska, WV, PA, and SC.
Paul dedicated his life to working hard and dedicated 32 years to Weirton Steel Corporation where he worked as a welder, metal fabricator and rigger. Following steel mill retirement, he continued to work full time until two years ago and worked for different companies in the Raleigh area – SPC, NICO, and Oldcastle Mulching Facility as the Maintenance Mechanic for several years. Papol as he was called by his family for the last 25 years, was Mr. Fix it and could trouble shoot and fix any problems we had with our homes, cars, and truly anything we needed – he did it.
He was a simple man and did not like fancy things, so to honor his wishes there will be no public visitation. The family will hold a private service on the family farm at a later date. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and absolute gratitude to Amedisys Hospice services of Franklinton, NC for the last two years of care. Dr. Shauna Guthrie, Nurses Dolly, Beth, Kristin, Jill, Hospice Care Team Patsy, Jeneva, and Debbie. The family feels that thank you is not enough to express to Katina who lovingly cared for our Papol as a family member. She was in their home everyday, Monday – Friday for two years. Her love, dedication and care are things that we are truly forever grateful for and we could not have made it through all of his illnesses and exacerbations without her. Arrangements are being handled by City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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