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Martha Lee Harrison

Martha Lee Harrison

February 21, 2020

 

Martha Lee Harrison, 90, of Climax, Ga., passed away Friday, February 21, 2020.

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Climax United Methodist Church with Rev. Lynn Hurley and Rev. Wayne McDonald officiating.  Interment followed at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Ronnie Harrison, Ricky Harrison, Ricky Fulford, Ken Harrison, Mark Harrison, Alan Harrison and Terry Harrison serving as active pallbearers.

The family received friends prior to the service, from 10 to 10:45 a.m., at Climax United Methodist Church. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Climax United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 96, Climax, GA 39834.

Martha Pearl Lee was born April 18, 1929 in Grady County, Ga., the daughter of Alvie and Effie Rehberg Lee. She was a graduate of Cairo High School, Class of 1947. She married Buryl H. Harrison in 1948 and they made their home in Climax. “Miss” Martha was a member of Climax United Methodist Church.

For years, “Miss” Martha took care of her customers at Bainbridge Pharmacy, treating them like her own family. Those customers recognized a strong work ethic developed through the years working tobacco on the farm. Even though “Miss” Martha wasn’t afraid to get dirty, she maintained a beautiful complexion and hair without a strand out of place. She believed family came first and spent her life caring for those she loved. Her sweet and gentle spirit made you feel like you were one of her own.

Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Buryl H. Harrison; her children, Elaine & Winston Moore and Keith & Cheryl Harrison, all of Climax; her sister, Maurice Connell of Reno, Ga.; her grandchildren, Christy & Elliot Marsh and Billy Moore; and her great-grandchildren, Adison, Annalee and Cole. In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her siblings, Elmira Jane Maxwell and Burma Connell.