Funeral services for Evangelist Jackie M. Harrison, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Herman Gibson, Jr., were held Monday, November 19, 2012, at Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at St. John AME Churchyard Cemetery of Trio.
Evangelist Harrison died Sunday, November 11, 2012, at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. She was born April 7, 1951, in Trio, the daughter of the late Esau and Mary Morris. She worked at the St. Lawrence Community Recreation Center. She then moved to Marietta, Georgia to pursue her education. She was educated with the Atlanta Job Corporation, where she earned a certificate in nursing assistance. She was employed in the Pediatric Unit at Kennestone Hospital for several years. She conducted a weekly prayer and praise service at Hinsley Chapel COGIC. It was here she became the founding president of the Open Hands Ministry Food Pantry, which continued as the church transitioned to Greater Community COGIC. She was a member of and Church Mother of Living Waters COGIC. She was married to the late Willie Harrison. Four siblings, Esau, Jr., Rickey, Nathaniel, Cecil and baby girl Marlithia, preceded her in death.
Survivors are: three children, Vearns Harrison (Tina) of Powder Springs, Georgia; Claude Harrison (Tracey) of Dallas, Georgia; and Shiquera Morris, three grandson, Adam Harrison, whom she co-mothered with Tina, Cecil, and Kyler Harrison, two granddaughters, Jasma Parker and Caiden Andrews; eight siblings, Ray E. Quick and Carolyn Fulmore (James), both of Lane; Weldon “Morris” Morris of Dallas, Georgia; Johnny Morris (Mary Ann Lester) and Kent Morris (Darlene), both of Powder Springs, Georgia; Alfonzo Morris (Joann) of York, Pennsylvania; Dorothy Ann Scott of Cartersville, Georgia; and Nathan Morris (Ingrid) of Smyrna, Georgia; and one Godson, Xavier Paul of the Cincinnati Reds.