Irene Alma Harrison

Irene Alma Southard Harrison, age 88 of Lawrenceville, was called home to be with her Lord, Thursday, November 30, 2006. Funeral Service will be held 2:30 PM Sunday, December 3, 2006 at Gloster Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, Georgia. Rev. Raymond Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lawrenceville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Harrison and son, Paul Harrison. Mrs. Harrison is survived by her Sons and Daughters-in-law: Jerry & Ann Harrison, Maurice & Martha Harrison, Steve & Carol Harrison and Tim & Beverly Harrison; sisters-in-law: Ada Harper, all of Lawrenceville, Arvilla Boggs, Buford, Sybil Harrison, Alpharetta; 8 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren, 8 Great-Great Grandchildren; Several Nieces & Nephews. Mrs. Irene Harrison was a Christian, a native of Gwinnett County and a hard working farmer. She was Baptized in 1934 and was a devoted member of Gloster Baptist Church for 72 years. She served her Lord by teaching the young people in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Irene Harrison never met a stranger and no one was ever turned away from her door. She always said you could not reach people to know the Lord if you closed the door on them. She was a great mother to her sons and a very special grandmother to her grandchildren. She instilled in her children to be strong Christians and to do right by others. Her father, William “Shelt” Southard and her mother, Della Ann Clark Southard, raised her sisters and brothers in the town of Gloster, Georgia. She met her husband, Curtis Harrison in Gloster and was married on December 25, 1934 in Lawrenceville. They purchased the family farm and raised their family in Lawrenceville. Flowers accepted or in lieu of flowers, memorials to the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, 975 Johnson Ferry Road, NE, Suite 550, Atlanta, Georgia 30342, Attention: Diane Lee. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 2, 2006 from 12-9 PM at The Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .