LaVerna L. Harrison, 95, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 3:30 pm February 15, 2021 at Helia Healthcare of Benton, Illinois. She was born September 12, 1925 in Johnston City, Illinois to the late Raymond and Lena (Rains) Tisch. LaVerna married Otis G. “Gabby” Harrison on February 16, 1946 in Johnston City, Illinois. They were blessed with 58 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on September 7, 2004.
LaVerna is survived by her son, Donald Harrison and wife, Florie of Salem, Illinois; daughter, Melissa Winn and husband, Tom of Buckner, Illinois; and brother, Bruce Tisch of Johnston City, Illinois.In addition to her parents and husband, LaVerna was preceded in death by her siblings, Dorothy Motsinger, Norman Tisch, and Donald Tisch.
Mrs. Harrison spent her life taking care and raising her children. She was a faithful member of Southside Baptist Church. You could often find LaVerna in her garden tending to her flowers or in the kitchen baking for her family. LaVerna will be greatly missed by all who knew and adored her.
A Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Chapel in Woodlawn, Illinois with Reverend Merle Fullerton officating. Interment will follow. Memorials may be made in LaVerna’s honor to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Please remember to observe social distancing at this time. Following the CDC and NFDA regulations, we encourage everyone to wear a mask. They will be made available, upon request.