Kevin DeShaun “Lil’ Red” Garland was born Saturday, May 22, 1976 to Terry Earl and the late Shirley Ann Whitmore-Garland at Medical Park Hospital in Hope, Arkansas. He left his earthly Tabernacle on Sunday, January 1, 2017.
Kevin is proceeded in death by his Mother Shirley Ann Whitmore-Garland, Paternal Grandparents Alvin and Lillie Mae Garland, Niece Destiny Langston, and Uncle Alvin Ray Garland.
Kevin found the Lord at an early age being Baptized and uniting with Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church in Hope, Arkansas. Kevin attended Nashville High School in Nashville, Arkansas where he Graduated in the class of 1995. He was an employee of Pilgrims Pride in Dequeen, Arkansas as Foreman until the time of his death.
June 2015, Kevin met and married the love of his life Kenya Burns. Kevin loved his wife, children, sisters, brother, and Dad Terry. He was the life of ALL Family gatherings. When Kevin walked into the room there was never a dull moment. Kevin or “Lil Red” as he was often referred to, loved talking noise and enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed being himself, he also loved those Kansas City Chiefs win or lose. He will be truly missed by those who knew him.
Remember the Life and Legacy of Kevin’s memories, his wife Kenya Burns-Garland of Nashville, Ar... Five children, Whitney Finley, and Quincey Garland of Nashville, Ar. Mercedes Garland of Springdale, Missouri, Ta’Kevyona Garland of Texarkana, Ar., Kazin Garland of Oklahoma City, OK., and two step-daughters Brionna and Janiah Burns of Nashville, Ar. His loving father, Terry Earl Garland, Maternal Grandparents Hazel Whitmore and Glen ( Rosemary) Whitmore. One brother Trevelle “Lolly” Whitmore; two sisters, Tera “Rita” Whitmore and Crystal “Cookie” Garland all of Nashville, Ar. Eight Aunts, Ala Mae (Cecil) Flenory and Ethel Garland of Hope, Ar. Linda Hill of Allen, Texas, Brenda (Gene) Golston of Columbus, Ar. Linda (Jerry) Bailey of Rosston, Ar. Glenda Johnson of Nashville, AR., Glenda Thornabar of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Sweetie Perkins of Texarkana. Also, a Host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.
Services will be Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 1 pm at Maranatha Baptist Church in Nashville, Ar. Interment will follow in Sunset Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday night from 6 to 8 pm.
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