Courtney "Rebecca" (Howard) Harrison

Born: Fri., Nov. 22, 1929
Died: Sun., Sep. 8, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Sep. 12, 2019
Location: Swainsboro First Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Sep. 12, 2019
Location: Swainsboro First Baptist Church

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

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Blankenship officiating.

Interment will follow in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Swainsboro First Baptist Church Thursday morning from 10:00 AM till time of service.

Pallbearers are 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, GA to the late John and Iona Crawford Howard, one of twelve children. She meet 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, committed to her family and home, loved flower gardening, 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 lead her to put others first by hosting numerous events, volunteer at the 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, NY and Nancy Harrison Sutton (Bill) of Savannah, GA.

Three Sisters: Vonice Corthell of St. Simons GA; Nora Ann Kelly of Thomasville, GA and Sue Page of Hoboken, GA

Five Grandchildren: Elizabeth Fletcher of New York City, NY; Rebecca Sutton of Savannah, GA; Harrison  Fletcher, Betsy Sutton, Will Sutton, all of Atlanta, GA; 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

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Courtney "Rebecca" Howard Harrison of Swainsboro, GA.

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Chris Morris
   Posted Fri September 13, 2019
Sherry and Nancy:
You are in my prayers this morning. I know your Mom had a wonderful life and left a treasure of memories for you and your families.

Michelle and Jim Sutton
   Posted Sun September 15, 2019
Nancy - Very sorry to hear about your mother. Michelle and I are thinking about you.

Michelle and Jim