Funeral services for Betty Colleen Harrison, 84, Peace Valley, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2013, at New Hope Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Harrison died at 10:17 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2013, at Brooke Haven Healthcare.
She was born December 29, 1928, at Fort Worth, Texas, to Gomez and Thelma Chapman Hill. On August 19, 1950, she was married at Fort Worth, Texas, to Raymond Wesley Harrison, who preceded her in death on May 31, 2013. They soon moved to the San Diego, California area, and to their union, they were blessed with three children, Rodney Alan Harrison, who passed away from an illness at age four, Tyrus “Craig” Harrison and Teresa Lynn Townsend. Before her retirement, Betty had worked at the San Diego School and the District Library in El Cajon County, California. She enjoyed square dancing and had been a member of Hoofers ‘n’ Goofers; she also enjoyed camping and had been a synchronized swimmer. Mrs. Harrison was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Betty was met at the pearly gates of heaven by her parents, husband, son Rodney, granddaughter Casey Lauren Harrison and one sister, Huelene.
Waiting on the Lord is her son Craig Harrison and wife, Janet, their children, Jacob Raymond and wife, Shayla, their sons, Kael Judah, Tripp Joseph, their daughter, Amanda Beth and husband, Derek Richardson, children, Reece Andrew Lewin, Aurora Elise Lewin and Kennedy Elizabeth Richardson; Betty’s daughter Teri and husband, Daniel Townsend, their children, Courtney Amber Lester and husband, Matt, their children, Madison Avery, Brodie Gavin and Chloe Brinn, sons Kyle Wesley Townsend and Cody Tyler Townsend and future bride, Stacy; her brother David Hill and wife Lucy, Fort Worth, Texas; and her sister, Doris Christine Holland, Fort Worth, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.