Paul N. Garner, loved family, friends

April 5, 2024

Paul N. Garner, affectionately known as “Paw,” found eternal peace and freedom from pain Wednesday, April 3, 2024. He passed away surrounded by his loving mother, father, and sister, who assured him that they would be OK and encouraged him to let go.

He was born Nov. 3, 1988, in Lewes, beloved son of Brian W. Garner and Michele L. (Whaley) Garner. Throughout his life, Paul had a passion for various pursuits including chess, skydiving, music and debating philosophy. He cherished the moments spent engaging in these interests, and was grateful for the love and support of those who shared his passions.

Paul had a profound appreciation for the relationships in his life, acknowledging the unwavering love, assistance and care he received from others, regardless of his flaws. He valued the laughter and joy shared with those who surrounded him and found solace in their companionship.

Paul is survived by his devoted mother, Michele Garner of Millsboro; his loving father, Brian Garner of Crossville, Tenn.; his cherished sister, Dawn Lewis (Russell); his beloved grandmother, Honora Whaley; his adored nephews, Landon and Lincoln Lewis, all of Millsboro; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends, who will hold his memory close to their hearts.

Paul is preceded in death by his grandfather, grandparents and great-grandparents, as well as Ashley and JaPanda. Though he has left this world, he is now reunited with those who have gone before him, finding peace and comfort in their presence once more.

A remembrance of Paul’s life will be held at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you honor Paul’s memory by doing at least one of these things: volunteer at an animal shelter, adopt a rescue dog, help someone who is struggling, write a letter to someone and tell them how they’ve had a positive impact on your life, forgive someone who doesn’t deserve it, listen to music with a friend and relax, pay it forward (kindness), or make a donation to hospice.


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