Reba Harrison

Reba Harrison

Edith Reba Morgan Harrison of The Currituck House, Moyock, NC, formerly a lifelong resident of Elizabeth City, NC, went to eternal life with the Lord on Thursday, June 27, 2013.  She was born on September 11, 1924.  She was pre-deceased by her parents, John Wright Harrison and Nannie James (Jael) Wilson Harrison of Old Trap; brothers, J. Lamar Harrison formerly of Old Trap, John W. Harrison formerly of Hertford, Franklin D. Harrison formerly of Old Trap, and step daughter, Burkie Morgan Bland of Gloucester, VA.   Reba was the widow of William C. Morgan.

She is survived by her husband, William D Harrison; her son, William C. Morgan, Jr., and wife, Patricia, of Virginia Beach, VA; her daughters, Neva Morgan Bennett and husband, Kim, of Tempe, AZ, and Melinda Morgan Hopkins and husband, Frank, of Simpsonville, SC.  She is further survived by five stepchildren, Don Harrison, Bill Harrison, Jackie Nicholson, Janice Johnson, and Joanne Walker.  She is also survived by four grandchildren, Cedar Bennett, Ashley Whipple, Jodi Harter, and Luke Hopkins; and five step grandchildren, J. Bland, Steve Bland, Jeff Harrison, Chris and Chase Nicholson; four great grandchildren, Samantha Hoffman, Joshua and Morgan Whipple, Addison Harter; three step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  A special thank you to Frances Forbes, personal caregiver, for her devotion and love for Mother and to the staff at The Currituck House in Moyock and Chesapeake General Hospital.

Reba had been active in civic and community affairs, including the Museum of the Albemarle, the Elizabeth City Shrinettes and tutoring elementary school students.  She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and a devout Christian.  She was well known for her sewing, cooking, love for pretty flowers, and devotion to family.  Her life will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be held at Twiford Memorial Chapel and officiated by the Reverend Joseph Casteel, Pastor of First United Methodist Church on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with interment following at Old Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 201 South Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.   The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and at other times at her residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Harrison family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Loryn Duncan-Marcil on June 28th, 2013 4:35 pm

    We are feeling the void left by Reba’s passing. Although only here with us at the Currituck House for 6 months, she left her mark on the lives of so many. She was always the perfect lady dressed to the 9’s. Kind and caring in all that she did as a mother and a devoted wife. So blessed we were to help them celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary. Her marriage was envied by many. She will be missed, and we are so thankful that you shared your mother with us if even only for a short time.


  2. James and Annette Reel on June 28th, 2013 7:12 pm

    Bill and Pat. So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. You are in our prayers.


  3. Char Conner on June 28th, 2013 9:32 pm

    Melinda and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all in the loss of your precious Mother. May you all have the comfort of knowing that she is with our Heavenly Father and is free of all pain, illness and weakness and know that you will join her again some day.


  4. Sam McPherson on June 28th, 2013 11:57 pm

    Bill- Sorry to hear about the death of your mother. She was a great lady and always very friendly. I know that my mom thought a lot of her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  5. James L. Madre on June 29th, 2013 12:43 am

    Bill, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief. You have my deepest condolences.
    God bless you.


  6. Millie Moore Schultz on June 29th, 2013 11:32 am

    Bill, Was saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family during you time of sorrow. God bless all of you.
    Fondly, Millie and Bill Schultz


  7. Gail L Young on June 29th, 2013 12:23 pm

    Bill and Pat,
    Mothers are very special and I’m sure you count your mom as a really great one. She will be missed but despite your sadness now there will be wonderful memories. May these sustain you. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you both.
    Gail young


  8. Jack and Cynthia West on June 29th, 2013 1:19 pm

    So sorry to learn of your loss. You will be in our prayers.


  9. Penny Spence Raby on June 29th, 2013 1:46 pm

    My heart goes out to all of you at this time. Your mother was a wonderful woman and she will be greatly missed. She was always so kind and genuine. Do you remember when we would all see each other at Kitty Hawk in the summer? Good times at the beach!! Take care and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers! God bless!
    Penny Spence Raby


  10. David and Anne Bates on June 29th, 2013 3:44 pm

    Bill and Patty, We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family. Keep you joyous memories close. Love, David and Anne


  11. Ronnie gray on June 29th, 2013 6:23 pm

    Bill,

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Diana called and told me. I still have fond memories of her driving us to Primary School together.

    Ron Gray


  12. Frances Shannonhouse on June 29th, 2013 8:16 pm

    Neva and family,

    I was saddened to hear of Miss Reba’s passing. She was such a friendly and loving person, and always made me feel welcome in her home. My prayers are with you.

    Love,
    Frances Shannonhouse


  13. Tim and Debra Smith on June 29th, 2013 8:35 pm

    Melinda,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mother. Please know you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. May the Lords peace and strength be your comfort during this time.

    love, Tim and Deb


  14. Tim and Debra Smith on June 29th, 2013 8:36 pm

    Melinda,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mother. Please know you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. May the Lords peace and strength be your comfort during this time.

    love, Tim and Deb


  15. Dave & Sue Morris on June 29th, 2013 11:41 pm

    We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. We know losing “MOM” is so very difficult
    Please take comfort in the fact she is now in the presence of our Lord, singing and celebrating her final homecoming.
    We all look forward to seeing her again in her new home.
    If there is anything we can do for you here in Greenville, please do not hesitate to call upon us.
    God Bless You All
    Love,
    Dave and Sue


  16. Patricia Copeland Wice on July 1st, 2013 6:53 pm

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I know the void you are feeling. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.


  17. Debbie Harris Lemieux on July 8th, 2013 5:49 pm

    Melinda,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet Mom. I remember how kind she was when we were back in high school. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love,
    Debbie


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