Laverne (Jenkins) Harrison passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Rotan. Funeral services will be held at 2pm, Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Rotan. Burial will follow in Belvieu Cemetery. Visitation is set for Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Frist Baptist Church of Rotan, from 6pm until 7pm.
Laverne was born, to Doug and Lula Jenkins, June 30, 1929, in the community of Flattop; northeast of Hamlin. She attended Flattop school until high school, where she graduated from Hamlin in 1947.
Laverne married Tyrus Harrison February 6, 1948 in Fisher County. They married and made their home in Rotan for 70 years. They moved east of town on a small farm where she loved gardening and tending to her chickens. Laverne was an excellent seamstress and made her girls a new wardrobe to start school every year. She continued her love of sewing by piecing quilts and hand quilting all her children, grandchildren and even her great-grandchildren a quilt.
Laverne was a strong caring mother who taught strong Christian values and lived by them. She loved her church and started attending Calvary Baptist with Tye when they first married. Laverne taught Sunday school and VBS. Later, she joined First Baptist where she continued to be a faithful servant. Laverne loved her church and Sunday school class that became her extended family.
Laverne was preceded in death by her husband, Tyrus Harrison; her parents; one daughter, Brenda Sheehan; one brother, James Jenkins; and four sisters, Dorothy Fudge, Christine Stremmel, Louise Ely and Rozelle Fudge.
Laverne is survived by her children Deborah (Rick) Campbell of Stamford and Brian (Teresa) Harrison of Rotan; grandchildren, Brian (Danette) Sheehan of Wichita Falls, Brandon (Kristi) Sheehan of Lumberton, Jeffery Campbell of Volcano, CA, Lisa (Kyle) Morrison of Ballinger, Mikeal (Stormie) Harrison of Rotan, and Jessica (James) Flores of Rotan; twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Buddy Jenkins and Donnie Jenkins; and one sister, Nancy Mayo.
Prayers for the family.. She will be missed. She taught me Sunday school when I was little. Love her dearly.
Meagan McDonaldSweetwater, TX
My prayers are with you
Jimmy fudgeNiceville, FL
Have such fond memories of Laverne as she visited with the Sheahan's and during my trips to Rotan. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a great lady.
Alice KachelriesBrookhaven, PA
My heart hurts for any of us that loved Lavern. She will be missed so much.
Aurora NowlinRotan, TX
Debbie and family, Danny and I feel so blessed to
have gotten to know both Laverne and Tye. We thought the world of both of them. We know that your mom will be missed by you and your family and by her friends, There is no doubt that your mom was welcomed to Heaven by Tye and Brenda. What a happy reunion!!
We love you.
Danny and Jane BonhamGroesbeck, TX
My sincere condolences to the family. MRS Harrison was a wonderful and beautiful person.
Larry GrissomWaco, TX
Praying comfort for all the family as you go through this time. Laverne was such an inspiration to me. We can "Only Imagine" what a joyful reunion is taking place!.
Beth MartinRotan, TX
So sorry for the loss of your dear sweet mother. Just know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers in he days to come.
Billy SpeckRotan, TX