March 11, 1944 - August 23, 2018
Aretta Virginia Harrison, daughter of the late Samuel L. and Trafinna Ruth Wilson, was born March 11, 1944 in New York City, New York. She departed this life on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in the Wilmington Hospital. Aretta received her early education in the New York City Public School System. After relocating to Delaware she attended Howard High School. Afterwards, she was employed with various businesses but worked for and retired from General Motors Incorporated-Local 435 in 2005, after 30 years of service. Aretta was a faithful member of Mt. Joy United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School and was a member of Mt. Joy's Usher Board, where she served as a past president. She was also an active participant of the Interdenominational Church Ushers Assocation of Delaware Incorporated. She took part in usher sermons within the state and Church Usher's Conventions throughout the country. She enjoyed gatherings with her family and friends, and always supported her children, grandchildren, and others in their endeavors. In her spare time she loved taking cruises to other countries and photography, she was known for capturing candid shots at gatherings. She was preceded in death by her sister Martha Anderson, three brothers William, Allen, and George Wilson and her ex-husband/friend Donald Bernard Harrison, Sr. Aretta leaves to cherish her memory 5 children, Trafinna Wilson, Donald B. Harrison, Jr., Donna M. Fawra(Alexander), Antoinette Brown, and Maurice Harrison(Toni). Her grandchildren, Durell Hamilton, Pierre Thomas, Aretta Taylor(Charles), Matthew McCamie(Keisha), Tiffany Cuff, Whitney Cuff, Alexander (A.J.) Fawra, Jr., Stephen Harrison, Breyona Redic, Marcus Fawra, Bridgeit Malandruccolo, and step grandson, Wayne Richard. Nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Three God children, Michael, Marcella, and William Echols. Five lifelong friends, Florence Smith, Audrey Cooper, Helen Gerstein, Dorothy (Ann) Echols, and Mattie Holliday. A devoted niece Laretta Wilson and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Aretta Virginia Harrison, daughter of the late Samuel L. and Trafinna Ruth Wilson, was born March 11, 1944 in New York City, New York. She departed this life on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in the Wilmington Hospital. Aretta received her early... View Obituary & Service Information
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