Sara Elizabeth Harrison

Evangelist Sara Elizabeth Harrison, was born September 13, 1929 in Etowah, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the age of 84, at Sparrow Hospital. Sara was passionate about serving the Lord and served as an Evangelist at Apostolic Tower of Power Temple in Lansing.

She leaves to mourn her passing 9 children, Betty E. Kirk, Little L. McDermott, William G. McDermott, Berlie Harrison, Jr., Jeffery L. Harrison, Dale E. Harrison, Aleccia Z.J. Harrison, Francis G. Harrison, and Betty Ann Banks; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John Harshaw; her sister, Marjorie Harshaw, and a host of nieces, nephews and other extended family members.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Parris; husband, Berlie Harrison, Sr.; daughter, Theresa A. Travics; brother, Warren Parris; and sister, Dorothy Caldwell.

Sara loved to fish, sew, and teach others to cook. She was on the board with Michigan Quality Community Care Council appointed by then Governor Jennifer Granholm. She was also an active mentor with the Department of Community Health Systems Change Task Force as a senior companion and helping older adults and people with disabilities.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with Bishop Nathaniel Edwards, Sr. of Apostolic Tower of Power Temple officiating.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at Noon.

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Jean Brisbo
October 15, 2013 at 10:41 am

I am saddened at the news of Ms. Harrison’s passing. She was an incredible person who will be missed by many in the community. Sara was a friend, mentor and example to all who knew and loved her. She will always hold a special place in my heart and I will miss her energy and passion for life and her work to improve the lives of all of us.

I had the honor of working closely with Sara at the MI Quality Community Care Council where she was a vital part of the mentoring pfogram. Her tireless energy and support were truly inspiring to me. I will miss her

My heartfelt sympathy to her family. She spoke of the her love of and importance of her family many times in our visits. She especilly cherished the family gatherings and time spent with each one.

Sis. Watson
October 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Praise the Lord:

Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. You are in my prayers

District Elder & Sis. Cole
October 16, 2013 at 3:52 pm

With great symphathy at the loss of your mother.

May you be surrounded by the comfort and strength of friends and family during this difficult time.

Let your mind be filled with loving memories, knowing that nothing can replace her. Embrace peace knowing how blessed you were to have her in your life.

With sympathy and love we are praying for you.

Betty Ann Banks
October 17, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Her children rise up to call her blessed
My dear sisterss and brothers
Thank you for sharing your mother with me.
My heart is aching and smiling at the same time
The aches are hsrd but the smiled are deep within my soul
I think of all the moments Mama Sara and I shared, you all were so kind to share her with me

Lashan Banks
October 17, 2013 at 4:52 pm

For the time i met moma Sara i knew she was a very nice and wise person to have come into my life. I just want her to know she was very loved by the Banks family and going to be very missed. We love u moma Sara

Angelia Gunn-Holmes
October 18, 2013 at 8:24 am

Mama Sara was a blessing in our lives, she’s a wonderful and a giving person, she wanted nothing but the best for everyone, she loved very hard and i am greatful she taught me to do the same. MAMA SARA U WILL B MISSED! AS THE SUN IS SHINING DOWN ON US AND THE DOVES ARE FLYING IN THE SKY’S I NO YOU ARE WATCHING OVER US…. I LOVE U MAMA SARA.


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