Melvin Michael Harrison
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Melvin Michael Harrison, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, LA passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the age of 75. Survivors include his beloved wife, Vera Neyland Harrison; son, Jonas M. Harrison (Daisy), Jade H. Dervil (Jean) and Jace D. Harrison; two grandchildren, Cole J. Harrison and Nyle C. Harrison; brother, Jacob Harrison; sister, Carolyn Smythe; brother, Oliver Harrison (Lynette), as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob Greenup Harrison and Bernice Dorsey Harrison. There will be a private service for close family and friends. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Everyone in attendance is required to adhere to all restrictions. You must wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Strictly Enforced. Please sign online guestbook at www.charbonnetfuneralhome.com. Charbonnet Labat Glapion, Directors (504) 581-4411.
Published in The Times-Picayune from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, 2020.
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November 25, 2020
To all members of the Harrison family I want to express my deepest sympathy on the loss of Melvin. May the Creator give the family the strength to persevere at this very difficult time.
Clarence Williams Jr.
Friend
November 24, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jerome Smith
Friend
November 23, 2020
Vera and the entire family,

My sincerest condolences. My sister Stephenia and I worked with Melvin at Parks and Parkways. May God bless and your entire family. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Rosalyn Dejoie Johnson and Stephenia T. Dejoie
Coworker
November 22, 2020
My sincerest condolences. I worked with Melvin for over 20 years at Parkway. He was always a great co-worker and easy to work with. Even though I retired several years ago, I have seen Melvin occasionally and always liked seeing him. My prayers are with you and the family
Bob Richards
Bob Richards
Coworker
November 22, 2020
Vera, I extend my sincerest heartfelt sympathy to you, and your entire family during this time of bereavement. A poem ~HIS STRENGTH~ And, as the path of duty is made plain, May grace be given that I may walk therein, Not like the hireling, for his selfish gain, With backward glances and reluctant tread, Making a merit of his coward dread,~ But, cheerful, in the light around me thrown, Walking as one to pleasant service led; Doing God's will as if it were my own, Yet trusting not in mine, but in His Alone! ~John Greenleaf Whittier.~
Sonja K Williams
November 22, 2020
To Vera and family, so sorry to hear about Melvin’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy. We are praying for you.
Sincerely,
Millicent B. Harrison & Family
November 22, 2020
To Vera and Family you have my deepest sympathy. I will never forget our days with Melvin and you at SUNO. Lois Hughes Dorsey c/o of 74.
Lois Dorsey
Friend
November 21, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Marshall and Cheryl Poland
Friend
November 21, 2020
Sending peace, comfort and strength to you all. I know the angels came to meet him where God is. My prayers, love and hugs to you all.

Shannon Cooper Sims
November 21, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Brenda Dyer
Friend
November 21, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Amberosine Reid
Family
November 20, 2020
Prayers and condolences to the Harrison family. He was a beloved friend of the DeCuir, Jordan, Charbonnet, and Butler Families. May God strengthen the heart of his precious wife, Vera. Love you all.❤
Gloria DeCuir
Friend
November 20, 2020
a very good friend and classmate
frank franklin
Friend
November 20, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I attended Audubon Montessori with Jonas and Jade. While scrolling through the obits I instantly recognized Mr. Harrison's smile. He always had a smile on his face. My father passed unexpectedly in January and I know first hand that it doesn't feel good. I encourage you all to rely on God for strength and comfort.
Shawnika R Joseph
Acquaintance
November 19, 2020
TO MRS. VERA N. HARRISON AND TO MR. JACOB HARRISON JR. AND THE HARRISON FAMILY I SEND MY CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS
LESTER (POLLY) LASSAI
Friend
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