Bette William Hendrickson Harrison, 93, of St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Bayview Nursing Home in Nahunta.
Mrs. Harrison was born September 12, 1922 in Los Angeles, CA, and was the daughter of the late William Hendrickson, Sr., and the late Ellen Hegstrom Hendrickson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Morgan Harrison, son in law, Kenneth King Brooks, sister, Helen Hendrickson Young, and half brothers, William Hendrickson, Jr, and Alfred Hendrickson.
Coming from Lancaster, CA, she had moved to Camden County 27 years ago so she could have quality time with her only two grandchildren. She was educated at Los Angeles High School and Hunter Business College, and was a United States Navy WAVE, serving her country honorably during WWII. Mrs. Harrison was a member of Camden County Medical Center Auxiliary, and did volunteer work with the Camden Medical Center Pink Lady’s and Kings Bay American Red Cross. She was a life long positive thinker who refused to have a negative thought; a avid sports fan who made a point of watching the Little League World Series every year; a long standing Los Angeles Dodger season ticket holder; enjoyed studying maps, researching genealogy, trying new recipes, playing bridge and mahjong. She had a great appreciation for all “The Arts” and always said the best experience of her life was serving as a WWII Navy WAVE.
Services will be held Sunday, March 6, 2016 at King of Peace Episcopal Church at 3:00 pm with Rev. Al Crumpton officiating and with Military Honors. Mrs. Harrison will be laid to rest at Joshua Memorial Park in Lancaster, CA.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Jane Brooks of St. Marys; two sons, William Edward Harrison of San Antonio, TX and James Thomas Harrison of St. Marys; granddaughter, Sara Jean Brooks of Orlando, FL; grandson, Ryan Lawrence Brooks of Tavares, FL; brother in law, Robert Harrison of Indio, CA; several nieces and nephews.
The family requests Memorial Donations in Memory of Bette Harrison be made to King of Peace Episcopal Church Priest Discretionary Fund (this fund is used to aid persons in need), 6230 Laurel Island Parkway, Kingsland, GA 31548.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.