Let the memory of Lois be with us forever
  • 98 years old
  • Born on January 28, 1920 .
  • Passed away on June 26, 2018 .

Visitation 10 AM with Funeral Service 11 AM on Monday, July 2, 2018 at St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church, 4544 Laurel Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45417. Interment West Memory Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to W. E. Lusain Funeral Service- Germantown Street.

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, Lois Harrison 98 years old, born on January 28, 1920 and passed away on June 26, 2018. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Yolanda Thomas on 30th June 2018
Beulah A.M.E. Zion Church Estate Lower Bethlehem (340) 778-8050 P.O. Box 5300 St. Croix, VI 00851 Rev. Kevin B. Fisher, Sr., Pastor (757) 305-3725 June 30, 2018 To the Family of Lois B. Harrison: It is with deepest sympathy that we the Beulah A.M.E. Zion Church family acknowledges the passing of Mrs. Harrison. We join your family in the celebration of her 98 years of life as a mother, sister, aunt, family member, friend or daughter of the Most High. We say to you, be encouraged in a life well spent, in the privilege and joy of being a part of this life as well as knowing you will see her again on the other side. For Nehemiah 8:10 (NKJV) says, “…. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” May you draw your strength from the Lord as He provides the joy in time like these. Know that our prayers, thoughts, and love are with you and your family during these difficult times. We pray that the love of God enfolds, that He gives you all the strength, courage and peace needed during your journey through this season of grief. To God Be the Glory, Pastor Kevin B. Fisher, Sr., and The Beulah A.M.E. Zion Church Family

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