Let the memory of John be with us forever
  • 92 years old
  • Born on January 4, 1926 .
  • Passed away on July 1, 2018 .

Visitation 10 AM with Funeral Mass at 11 AM on Friday, July 13, 2018 at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5301 Free Pike, Trotwood, Ohio 45426 with Father Benjamin Spearer-Hardy II, Presiding.

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Lois B. Harrison, age 98, went on to be with the Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents Reverend Earl B. Bloodsaw and Mollie Stone Bloodsaw, her husband Matthew Harrison, sister Lottie Ruth Bloodsaw McGuire, brother John W. Bloodsaw and nephew Earl Austin and his wife Sandy.

Lois, a native of Monroe, Georgia, was born on January 28, 1920 to Reverend Earl B. Bloodsaw and Mollie Stone Bloodsaw. Lois received her education at Thompson School in Monroe and later relocated to Dayton, Ohio in 1944—she was a resident for more than 74 years. After 40 years of service at Miami Valley Hospital as a physical therapist aide, Lois retired in 1985.

Devoutly spiritual, Lois was baptized at Spring Hill A.M.E. Zion Church in Monroe, Georgia and remained a loyal member there until her relocation to Dayton, Ohio. Once in Dayton, she became an active and impassioned member of St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church in 1946 where she served on their usher board for more than 50 years.

Lois loved her family, especially her son, daughter-in-law, grandsons, great grandsons, nieces and nephews. She could often be found cooking, baking, sewing and engaged in a host of various activities. Her pies, cakes and fried chicken were the staples of many meals associated with endless birthdays, weddings, holidays and more. As the third sister of four siblings, Lois was always present in the lives of her sisters Lottie Ruth and Alice—the latter of whom she watched over until she transitioned—and her brother John. Her additional interests included reading the daily newspaper, working her word puzzles and tending to an enviable garden.

She leaves behind to celebrate and remember her life her son, Eric R. (Phyllis) Harrison of Dayton, Ohio.Her two cherished grandsons Quentin D. Harrison of Atlanta, Georgia and Brandon D. (Sarah) Harrison of Dayton, OH, and her great grandsons—Brandon Jr., Ethan and Gabriel Harrison of Dayton, Ohio. Four nieces—Lois P. McGuire (of Dayton, Ohio), Mary A. Gant of Dayton, Ohio, Monica Sumerlin of Dayton, Ohio, and Angela V. (Gregory) Anderson of Marietta, GA; two nephews—Richard (Nolly) Austin Esq. of Dayton, Ohio, William (Diane) Bloodsaw of Shaker Heights, Ohio and many more loving family members and friends.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Harrison Sr 92 years old, born on January 4, 1926 and passed away on July 1, 2018. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Marcie DeJong on 12th July 2018
I am very sorry for your loss, my love and care is with you all. God has something that he wants all mankind to know in his historical book. The Scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunited with your dead loved one in the near future, not in an unknown heaven but right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. And at that time humans will have the prospect of enjoying perfect health, and they will never have to die again. ‘But surely that is wishful thinking!’ some may say. To believe in a promise, you would need to be certain that the one making the promise is both willing and able to fulfill it. Who, then, is it that promises that the dead will live again? Jesus Christ boldly promised: “Just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive, so the Son also makes those alive whom he wants to. Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his [Jesus’] voice and come out.” (John 5:21,28, 29) Yes, Jesus Christ promised that millions now dead will live again on this earth and have the prospect of remaining on it forever under peaceful, Paradisaic conditions.Since Jesus made the promise, it is safe to assume that he is willing to fulfill it. But is he able to do so? If you accept the existence of God, you should have no problem believing in the resurrection. The Book of John chapter 11 gives us the true answer. For more information please go to the JW.org website.
Posted by Timothy Tims on 11th July 2018
To the family of John Harrison. It was a pleasure knowing John as I was one of those table tennis players that he played with at the Northwest Recreation Center (Princeton Park) We had a blast playing and his favorite phrase was "You can't stand prosperity". LOL He loved playing with that "hard bat" as he called his table tennis paddle. He was a joy to be around and I will never forget him. I will keep his family in my prayers.
Posted by Louise Bradford on 9th July 2018
My condolences to the family of John. May the God of comfort never leave your side as you mourn the loss of your beloved. Psalms 119:76

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