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Yolanda Harrison Obituary
Yolanda Black Harrison (Maria Del Carmen Yolanda Black Fredericksen-Rodriguez de Harrison) was born in Tampico , Tamaulipas , Mexico 3-18-1927. She attended primary school in Tampico and attended secondary school in Taft , TX ( Presbyterian School for Mexican Girls). Yolanda attended Southmost College in Brownsville, TX and graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant , OK . She completed graduate courses at UT Austin (teaching certificate) and Florida State University. Yolanda taught school in Pres-Mex ( Taft , TX ) Brownsville , TX , San Antonio , TX and in the Panama Canal Zone. Yolanda was married to David Harrison on Oct 2, 1959 and was happily married for almost 52 years. The couple lived in the Panama Canal Zone for 5 years in the 60's and in Bangkok for 4 years in the 70's.Yolanda was active in Sunday School and church activities at both locations. Yolanda was ordained as an Elder (church officer) at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. She was on the Christian Education Committee for almost 30 years. Yolanda was active in the Women of the Church and was always interested in the World Mission of the Lord's Church. With Bible Study Fellowship, she completed the bible courses twice and was a leader for the studies.
Yolanda enjoyed classical music, gardening and sewing. She was a capable manager of her household. Yolanda passed away on Aug 29, 2011. She is survived by her husband, David Harrison, Son, David Mark Harrison, daughter, Rebecca Saxon, grandson, Matthew Saxon, granddaughter, Meredith Moomaw, sister, Dalia Scott (Raymond) Ft. Worth, brothers William F. Black (Vivian) San Antonio, Wayne N. Black (Sondra) Lindale, Victor T. Black (Christina) Brownsville. There are many nephews and nieces and their children. On Sept 10, 2011, Graveside Service will be held at 9:00 at Mission South followed by the Memorial Service at 11:00 at St Andrew Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian World Mission #D50015 P.O. Box 643700 Pittsburg, PA 15264-3700 .

Published in Express-News on Sept. 8, 2011
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