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OBITUARY - Patricia  Fox-Harrison

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Service Date & Time
Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 11:00 AM
City of Refuge
14527 S San Pedro St.
Gardena, CA 90247

In Loving Memory of Patricia  Fox-Harrison

May 8, 1967 - April 19, 2018

Patricia Ann Fox was born to Annie Marie Rider-Jones and Benjamin Edmund Fox on May 8, 1967, in Gardena, California.  She was the youngest of 8 children.  On Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 1:00 am, she heard a voice saying, "Well done, and thougood and faithful servant," and transitioned from her earthly to her heavenly body, joining parents, brothers, sisters and a host of family who proceeded her in death.  Patricia attended Roosevelt Elementary School, Hosler Middle School, and her beloved, Lynwood High School.  Patricia confessed her hope in Christ at New Olivet Missionary Baptist Church at the age of 16.

During high school, Patricia excelled at running Track and Cross Country.  She was a dedicated yell leader at every football and basketball game and backyard parties.  Initially, she planned to be a stewardess after marrying Timothy English, but the arrival of her first daughter, Tontanisha, changed those plans.  She relocated to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where she worked for the Naval Aviation Transportation Organization.

There she met and married Kurt Harrison.  To that union, Ashley Harrison was born.  Years later, she would meet and marry Curtis Viverette before returning home to California to take care of her ailing mother.  To that union, Eleasia Viverette was born.  Now back in her hometown, Lynwood, Patricia became active in her daughter's schools and the Lynwood community.  She had the heart for her neighbors, especially the seniors.  Often she volunteered to check in on them, drive them to doctor appointments, cooked and picked up their medicine.

Patricia was a fixture at Roosevelt Elementary School, where she served on the PTA and was instrumental in securing a new playground that still stands today.  Patricia was a member of the Oziel Chapter No. 8, Order of Eastern STart of where she served as Conductress.  She wanted to instill the idea of being charitable in her daughters, so she decided to involve her daughters in the Easter Stars Youth Department Coronid Girls. When she learned there was no youth leader for the group, she volunteered to fill that role.  In Golden Poppy Chapter, OES, she served as Queen Mother of Neophyte Grand Palace. 

As with many other things in her life, when Patricia saw a need, she stepped up and filled in the gap for Lynwood students.  Already serving as a team mom for the track team, she learned the school's cheer team did not have a coach.  Not knowing a single dance move or cheer, she volunteered as a Cheer Coach.  In that role, she mentored and advised many students from 2008 to 2012, often opening her home and being a surrogate mother.

When Patricia became a member of the City of Refuge Church, whenever she saw a need she got to work.  Never wanting to be recognized or have a title, she planned the annual Harvest Festival, graduation celebrations, Vacation Bible School, youth outings and lock-ins, worked to organize community outreach events for students and homeless individuals.  Her work at her church was a direct result of her devotion to God.  If she was not working, she was at church, and when she was at church, she was working.

She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters (Tontanisha, Ashley, Eleasia), on stepson (Devontae), on granddaughter (Lailah), three godchildren, five brothers (George Lee, LeRoy, Kenneth, Robert, Chuck).  Her parents and one brother (Ron) and one sister (Lillie) preceded her in death.

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The family of Patricia A. Harrison  would like to thank you for the many acts of loving kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

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