There’s a very special garden, Where the trees of memory grow
Nurtured by the kindness and concern that good friends show.
The roots are cherished memories, Of good times in the past.
The branches tender promises that souls endure and last.
It’s a place of peace and beauty, where bright new hopes can start
It’s memory’s lovely garden that soothes the hurting heart.
Today we pause to pay tribute to the LIFE, LOVE and LEGACY of Maggie Edwards Harrison, who was a loving, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.
‘Sis’ as she was affectionately called by her relatives and friends, graced the earth with her presence on Saturday, August 19, 1922. She was born to the parentage of the late Nehemiah and Cordelia Edwards in Northampton County, North Carolina. ‘Sis’ soon matured into a sweet and compassionate lady. Her education was obtained through the public schools of Northampton County. ‘Sis’ believed in God; the Father Almighty, who created heaven and earth. She possessed strong faith in Christ and did not waiver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, always acknowledging his presence. Having God as integral part of her upbringing, ‘Sis’ accepted Christ as her Lord and savior and joined Allen Chapel A. M. E. Church. She later united in Christian Fellowship with Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where her spiritual gifts were strengthened and love for God deepened.
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” (Maya Angelou) Early in life, ‘Sis’ found love when she met and married Willie Lee ‘Puddin’ Harrison, Sr. This union was blessed with the birth of six beautiful children. She was a loving mother to her children and caring grandmother to her grandchildren.
“...Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1: 9) Although her education was confined, ‘Sis’ developed a strong work ethic. Seeing the need to help provide for her family, she worked in housekeeping for many years, at Valley Pine Country Club located in Lasker, North Carolina. Her qualities of hard work, fear of God, respect she had for her husband, foresight, encouragement, care for others, concern for the poor and love for her family, all led her to a life of enjoyment, honor and worth.
As a lifelong resident of Northampton County, North Carolina, ‘Sis’ made her home in Lasker, North Carolina, where she spent many years nurturing her family and enriching the lives of many within her community and abroad. As one who embraced the natural beauty of the world, she took much pleasure in being outside and spending quality time with her family.
As time passed, she transitioned into the care of Carolina Adult Care Home in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. While at this facility, she participated in many of their daily activities. Her most memorable pastimes included reading the daily newspaper, and then sharing what she read with her family. She also enjoyed watching her favorite television shows - such as the daily soap operas and Family Feud - with Steve Harvey, of course! Her life impacted the staff and other residents immensely, as her sweet and loving personality permeated throughout the halls of the facility.
“ After the clouds, the sunshine; after the winter, the spring; After the shower, the rainbow; for life is a changeable thing. After the night, the morning, bidding all darkness cease, After life’s cares and sorrows, the comfort and sweetness of peace.” On Sunday, September 13, 2020; God in His infinite wisdom, lifted Maggie Edwards Harrison from this world of sin, sorrow and pain to a place of eternal rest. In addition to her parents, she is now reunited with her children who have gone on before: Willie Lee Harrison, Jr. Clinton Harrison, Lizzie Mae Harrison Hill and Lincoln Harrison.
Your life was full of loving deeds, forever thoughtful of our special needs. Today and tomorrow, our whole life through, we will always love and cherish you. Her sweet spirit, caring heart and generosity will long be remembered by all those whose lives she touched. We who remain, struck by the bitter pain of death, but satisfied with the promise made by God, that He would wipe all tears from our eyes: two daughters, Maggie M. Harrison of Jackson, North Carolina and Janie Reid of East Orange, New Jersey; one sister, Bernice Williams (Collin) of Weldon, North Carolina; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, twelve great, great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. Harrison tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.
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"Professional Care, With Dignity & Integrity"
to the family of Mrs.Maggie Edwards Harrison
We ask that you unite with us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer.
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