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1927 Jerome "Jerry" Charles Harrison, Sr. 2024

Jerome Harrison

April 2, 1927 — April 20, 2024

Jerome “Jerry” Charles Harrison, Sr., a beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away at his daughter and son-in-law’s home, Lisa and Quinn Rainwater, on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at the age of 97.  He was a native of Chattanooga, TN and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.  He served in Japan and Germany as a 2nd LT in the US Army.   He spent his career working for the Louisiana State Police as a criminologist.  He was a member of Stevendale Baptist Church.  He enjoyed woodworking, puzzles, history, and having a positive attitude.  He lovingly created replicas of famous wooden ships for his children which are currently on display in their homes.  He was a supporting figure in the lives he touched.  He was a kind and loving soul.  

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Faye Norris Harrison; son, Jerome “Jerry” Charles Harrison, Jr.; grandson, Christopher Andrew Jarreau; parents, John Harrison and Laura Compton, siblings, Nina Trent, Nancy Hawkins, and John Harrison, Jr.  

He is survived by his children, Lisa (Quinn) Rainwater, Gina Harrison (Robin Rowan), Andrew (Sondra) Harrison; grandchildren, Emma (Andrew) Benjamin, Olivia Harrison; great-grandchildren, Jonah Benjamin, Chloe Benjamin, Jameson Scott, and Harlow Rainwater; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. until Funeral Service 2:00 p.m.  Entombment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

The family would like to give special thanks to Vital Caring Hospice.  

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com

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Visitation

Saturday, April 27, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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