Courtney “Rebecca” Howard Harrison, 89

by | September 11, 2019 4:17 pm

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Courtney “Rebecca” Howard Harrison, 89 of Swainsboro, on September 8, 2019 at Summer Breeze Assisted Living Facility.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Blankenship officiating.

Interment will follow at Swainsboro City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Swainsboro First Baptist Church on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Cobb, George Archie, Jim Clapham, Bobby Sasser, Billy Sasser, and Dr. Jimmy Ray.

Honorary escorts will be the Agape Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Harrison was born in the family home on November 22, 1929 in Blackshear, Pierce County, to the late John and Iona Crawford Howard, one of 12 children. She met the love of her life, Adrian Harrison, at the early age of 13. They enjoyed a long, loving, and committed life together. Mrs. Harrison was a homemaker, was committed to her family and home, loved flower gardening, and was a long-time member of Swainsboro First Baptist Church and the Agape Sunday School Class. She was dedicated to her community; her humble, sweet, Christian spirit led her to put others first by hosting numerous events, volunteering at Franklin Memorial Library and the Emanuel County Food Pantry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Adrian Royce Harrison, three sisters, and five brothers.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Harrison Fletcher (David) of Glenmont, New York and Nancy Harrison Sutton (Bill) of Savannah; three sisters, Vonice Corthell of Saint Simons, Nora Ann Kelly of Thomasville, and Sue Page of Hoboken; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Fletcher of New York City, New York, Rebecca Sutton of Savannah, and Harrison Fletcher, Betsy Sutton, Will Sutton, all of Atlanta; and nieces, nephews and extended family.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Swainsboro First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 828, Swainsboro, GA 30401 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 4849 Paulsen St Suite 103, Savannah, GA 31406.

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

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