At the request of our darling Tawanda, in lieu of a public service, we are offering this Tribute Page, as a means to honor and preserve her memory for all who knew her. The family will gather privately at a later date.
Ms. Tawanda L. Garlington, 58, fell asleep in death at New Milford Hospital on February 4, 2019. Tawanda was born on January 17, 1961 to Laura (Ward) Garlington and the late Larry Garlington. Tawanda was born and raised in Waterbury, CT. She graduated from Mary Abbott and attended Wilby High school. Tawanda had recently begun residing at Morning Star Retirement Home in Kent, CT. She was very excited about her future and reaching out to fulfill some of her long-term goals.
Tawanda is survived by her mother, Laura (Ward) Garlington, her brothers Larry and Ernest Garlington, her sister, Castella G. Murphy, cousin, John Ward, nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly. In addition to her father, she was pre-deceased in death by a cousin, William Ward.