Betty Ruth Harrison
Peninsula Funeral Home
11144 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA
HAMPTON - Betty Ruth Harrison, 78, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at Riverside Hospital after a brief illness.
Betty was born on Dec. 15, 1929, in Moore County, N.C., to the late William and Flossie Furr.
She was a homemaker and wonderful mother, sister, grandmother and friend to all. Betty was an active member of Faith Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, William Harrison.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Barbara Green of Florence, S.C., Wanda Sheffield of Chesapeake, and her husband, Charles Himelright, Debbie Pate of Midlothian, and her husband, Gene, and her 'Chosen' daughter, Pat Davis of Hampton. A sister, Margaret Harris, of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Mandy Pate of Midlothian, Lisa Green of South Carolina and Shane Green of Indianapolis, and many loving nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Peninsula Funeral Home, burial to follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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Published by Daily Press on Oct. 20, 2008.
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Wanda and Pat,

I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. It is hard to continue on without her being with you both. You are very gifted to have each other for comfort and support. Pat, I know how much Mrs. Harrison was like a mother to you. I pray you continue to have the strength to help Wanda through this difficult time. You are both very blessed to have each other and all the good times spent over the years. Know you are in our hearts and prayers. Thinking of you both and your families.
Buck and Jennie Alexander-Smith
October 24, 2008
I was very sorry to read of your Mother's passing. My deepest condolences. Some days I really miss hanging in the neighborhood seems like 50 years ago. My God bless and keep you and yours.
Mike Neeley
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Mike Neeley
October 22, 2008
Debbie & family,
Sorry to here about your mother.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.Now you have a special guardian angel watching over you!
Steve,Gail,Heather,Christina, and Dinah
The Beale Family
Gail Beale
October 22, 2008
Wanda and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Please remember that she will always live in your memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Frank and Carla
Carla Delgado
October 22, 2008
Wanda and Family
I just heard about your mother and I wanted to offer my condolences. Times like these are hard, but the love and friendship of friends and family will help get you through.

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Barbara Dawson
October 22, 2008
Wanda, Debbie, and Barbara,
I am so sorry to here about Betty. She was so very special to our family! She was my mom's life! I will never forget about all the wonderful times we had with her! Growing up, I loved coming to her house at Christmas time! And always will remember playing Trouble with her! Mom loved playing trouble with her! She will be missed so much! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family! Love,
Kelli Davis Lantz
Kelli Lantz
October 21, 2008
Barbara, Wanda, and Debbie, so sorry to hear about your Mom. I have never forgotten all the fun times at your home and all the meals I ate at her table. We were little girls in the fourth grade when Barbara invited me home. Love to all, Jean Poole Burton, Portsmouth, RI
Jean Poole Burton
October 20, 2008
Wanda and Family,
Our thougths and prayers are with you. If there is anything we can do to help, please know we will be there by your side.
Donna Cooper & Michelle Farley
October 20, 2008
Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tina, Paul, Donna, Charity, Annette, Davis, Carlton, Dee.
Miller Mart #64
October 20, 2008
Wanda & family,
Many thoughts and deepest sympathy to you all at this time. If there is anything I can help you with or do for you. Please let me know. Love....
Sylvia Combs
October 20, 2008
Deb- You know our prayers are with you and all your sisters. Gloria and Robert
gloria fitzpatrick
October 20, 2008
With deepest sympathy,


Steve & Nancy Sheffield
October 20, 2008
Sorry to hear about your momma. She was a good friend and will be missed by many people. We are praying for you all. Frankie and Betty Fae Morgan. 704-434-8974
Betty Morgan
October 20, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss, may the loving memories of your Mother bring you comfort during this difficult time. If we can do anything, let us know, we are here for you.
Joanne & Charles Belote
October 20, 2008
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