Mildred Rome Harrison

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  • "Grandma, you've touch the lives of many! Even though I..."
    - Stacey Miller Savoie
  • "I will miss you, Milly, my friend. Your legacy lives on..."
    - Vinessa Harrison
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Mildred Rome Harrison, retired LPN, age 92, passed away peacefully in the early morning, Monday, February 17, 2014 at Tangi Pines Nursing Center, Amite, Louisiana. She was born on December 15, 1921in Vacherie, Louisiana, but lived most of her life in New Orleans and Slidell, Louisiana. She was married for 60 years to her beloved husband, Donald J. Harrison, who passed away in 2000. Also preceding her in death are her parents, Benjamin J. Rome and Georgina Guidry Rome; sister, Georgiana Rome Gordon; son, David Harrison and daughter, Linda Harrison Gray. She is survived by sister, Ruby Rome Barrios; daughters, Gayle Harrison Van Veen and Joan Harrison; sons, Donald J. Harrison, Jr., Dennis J. Harrison and Benjamin J. Harrison; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mildred had a passion for everything she did, as well as boundless energy. She placed ?rst in the state and third in the nation in a dress design contest when she was a high school student in Vacherie. She was an avid gardener as well as an outstanding cook. She loved to travel, and particularly loved her trips to England and lreland. She loved her family and provided them with many memorable get-togethers. Her biggest passion was the work she did as a nurse. She dearly loved her patients and took extraordinary care of them. Even though she claimed she wasn't ready, she ?nally retired from nursing at the age of 82. A much loved, remarkable woman has left this life, but she will live forever in the hearts of those whose lives she touched. Services are private. A guest book is available at
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Published in from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2014
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