Florence Clarke Harrison

Florence Clarke Harrison

Florence Clarke Harrison
February 21, 1923 – November 12, 2018

KNIGHTDALE – Florence Rebecca Clarke Harrison, 95, went home to be with the Lord on Monday. She was born in Richmond Virginia to the late Carroll Linford & Effie Lou Newcomb Clarke. Mrs. Harrison was the head of the graduation office at Tennessee Technological University for many years until retirement in 1986. She was an intelligent, kind woman who cared for her family and people deeply. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Childs Harrison, Sr.

She is survived by her children, Becky Wilford of Raleigh, Emory Childs Harrison, Jr. (Diane Jones) of FL, sister, Juanita Jennings of Richmond, VA, grandchildren, Lynn Van Valkenburg (Nathan), Raymond Wilford, Jr. (Li-Ling), great grandchildren, Helen & Harrison Wilford, and Julia & Samantha Van Valkenburg.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to the Transitions Lifecare.

Graveside service 2 pm, Friday, Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com


  • Candice Hudson Posted November 14, 2018 10:13 pm

    Becky, Ray, and Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. I thought that Florence was a remarkable woman. She always showed such kindness to me. Carry the special moments in your hearts. You are all very dear to me. Much love, Candice Hudson

  • VF Posted November 15, 2018 5:05 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May you draw comfort from knowing that God cares about you and will comfort you during this time of mourning. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 reads: “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.”

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