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10/10/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Thelma Long Harrison

Thelma Long Harrison
(d. 8 Oct 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad news this morning.  Thelma Long Harrison, mother of    Terry Harrison ('61) of VA, Sue Harrison Dennen ('63) of GA, and Jenni Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2008  at the age of 88. 

From the Daily Press - 10/10/08:  

                   Thelma Long Harrison

  NEWPORT NEWS - Thelma Long Harrison, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Riverside Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Harrison was born in North Carolina and raised in Hopewell, Va., and had been a resident of Newport News since 1942. Mrs. Harrison was a member of Second Presbyterian Church and she enjoyed playing cards and gardening as her hobbies.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Simmons Harrison.

Mrs. Harrison is survived by her son, Terry L. Harrison (Leone); two daughters, Sue Dennen (Calvin Williamson) and Jenni Harrison (David Budgell); one sister, Clara Altman; three grandchildren, Muriel Haselden (Bryant), Robert Dennen and Terry L. Harrison Jr.; three great-grandchildren, along with her special card playing friends.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Peninsula Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Robin Wooddell officiating. Burial is in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Donations in Thelma Harrison's name may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 201 Menchville Road, Newport News, VA 23602. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on 1010/2008.
Guest Book


Friday, October 10, 2008

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and will keep you in our thoughts during this sad time.
Brownie Shaffer Haracivet, Gloucester, Virginia

Friday, October 10, 2008

Jenni -
I was just heartbroken for you when I learned of your Mom's "going Home".
I will always remember the grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup she used to fix us when we played together, and the warnings she gave us about eating the raw peanuts in your Dad's garage! My love to Terry and Sue...know that we are continually lifting you up in prayer and asking God to give you His Peace.

Lisa (Furr) Wilkins, Newport News, Virginia Contact Me

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ms. Thelma was a wonderful neighbor who always had time to talk. When we would see her outside reading on her porch, my 10 year old daughter would always run over to talk to Ms Thelma and they really enjoyed one another. We will miss her dearly, but know that she has gone on to a more beautiful place of peace and glory. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and we will keep you all in our prayers during this difficult time.

Ron, Jill & Baylee Blackburn
Jill Blackburn, Newport News, Virginia

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Terry and sisters, we are sad and disappointed to hear of your mother's passing. It had been many years since seeing her, but, she was a very special woman. Our sincere sympathy goes out to you all.
Steve & Grace Veazey
Steve Veazey, Williamsburg, Virginia Contact Me


   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Terry and Sue and their families and friends at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

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