Mavis Renee Harrison (1926 - 2017)

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Mavis Renee Harrison entered into rest Friday, August 4, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of 43 years to the late Lanier Harrison. Mrs. Harrison was born in Histon, England on July 24, 1926 to the late George and Geneva Dann. She grew up the youngest of four children just outside of Cambridge, England. After marrying her husband Lanier in 1944, she came to the United States on the Queen Mary in 1946. While always proud of her English heritage, Mrs. Harrison applied for U.S. citizenship and became a naturalized citizen on November 11, 1955. She made Augusta her home for over 56 years. Mrs. Harrison enrolled in Augusta College later in life as an adult and obtained her degree. She retired from Gracewood State School Hospital after a long career.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Harrison is preceded in death by her brothers Edward and Dennis Dann and a sister, Iris Grant.

She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Lynn (John) Clark of Burwell Cambridge, England; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Harrison of Luthersville, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews of her late husband, Lanier Harrison.

A special word of gratitude to the following friends of Mrs. Harrison that helped care and comfort her over the past ten years: Mr. Roosevelt Winfrey, Mrs. Elizabeth Dawson, Mrs. Judy Garvin and Mr. Richard Lane. We would also like to thank her caregivers, Ms. Kariema Brown, Ms. Susan Hughes and Ms. Migdalia Colon for their compassion and care over the past year.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA 30906.

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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 23, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Elliott Sons Funeral Home
2524 Lumpkin Road | Augusta, GA 30906 | (706) 793-0123
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