Katherine Louise Harrison, age 89, of Moss Point, Mississippi, passed away on November 15, 2022.
Katherine was born on September 17, 1933 to Eddie White and Aileen Simpson in El Centro, California. She met and married Donald Harrison, and they went on to have six children, Donald Harrison Jr., Gary Harrison, Alan Harrison, Krystal Harrison, Kevin Harrison and Shawn Harrison. Due to Donald being in the Air Force, Katherine and her children did tons of traveling and relocating. They eventually settled in at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. While living on base, Katherine was involved with a lot of volunteer work, specifically with youth activities. She was an Eastern Star and a member of the Women’s NCO club. She also worked selling jewelry for Sarah Coventry and even became one of their top sellers.
In 1972, the Harrison family moved to Willingboro, NJ where they became long-time residents. In 1979, Katherine began her thirty year long career of teaching and caring for mentally challenged and developmentally disabled adults. She was employed with Johnstone Training Center, New Lisbon Developmental Center and Prince Association. She also ran the organization known as Fellowship of Seniors and Developmentally Disabled. This was a non-profit organization that provided monthly food packages and referral services to senior citizens, developmentally disabled and even low-income families. Katherine had a passion for helping people in need and was very involved in her community. She spent her retirement traveling, relaxing, and spending time with her family. But most of all, as we all know, she loved spending time in the casino and watching westerns.
Katherine was preceded in death by her siblings, Eula May Banks, Gloria Hill, Eddie White, Ulysses King, and Henry White; and her sons, Gary Harrison and Donald Harrison Jr.
Her survivors include her children, Alan Harrison, Kevin Harrison, Krystal Harrison, and Shawn Harrison; siblings, John White, James White, Darlene Emory, Gwen Sanders and Sedalia Sanders; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Katherine was on this earth long enough to be able to see almost six generations bloom up under her. She was a momma to EVERYONE. She will be missed greatly by all of her family members and long-time friends. She was loved and adored by so many people and touched the hearts and lives of everyone who crossed her path. Let us all keep her memories alive, for as long as we live.
Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Ocean Springs. Family and friends may visit one hour prior.
Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, Ocean Springs is honored to serve the family of Katherine Louise Harrison.