Harriet Esther Herrin

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Harriet Esther Herrin
07/12/2018
Harriet Esther Herrin passed away July 12, 2018 at Port Orange Hospice. She was 70 years old. She had lived most of her life in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, graduating from NC State University with a degree in Computer Science; then moving to Richmond, Virginia and working first for Christian Children's Fund, and after that for the City School System as a Computer analyst. She suffered a health disability in 1982 and later moved to Florida to be nearer her family. She was preceded in death by both parents, JC and Esther Herrin, and by her sister Barbara Janice Herrin. She is survived by her sister Cindy Evans of NC; two nephews, Dell Cromer of New Smyrna Beach and Chris Cromer (Kristie) of Port Orange; a great-niece and great-nephew (Chris's two children). She is also survived by her Aunt Phillie Herrin of Daytona Beach, and many cousins, especially several with whom she kept in touch. Despite her disability and against all odds, Harriet's strength and perseverance enabled her to carve out a life and be mostly self-sufficient. She loved animals, and helped rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife with her friend at Wildlife Rehabilitation. She also enjoyed collecting stamps and error-coins, and was a member of the local Bromeliad Society and attended many of their meetings. During the last months of her illness she was cared for by her friends Nancy Talbott and Linda Helminski, and we are very grateful they were there for her and showed her love. A memorial service will be held at Halifax Hospice of Port Orange on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11 AM, with light refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Halifax Hospice of Port Orange, or to Wildlife Rehabilitation of Daytona Beach.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12, 2018