Mrs. Eloise King Harrison departed this earthly life on Friday, January 14, 2022 after a short illness.
She was born on July 7, 1928, the daughter of the late Johnny King and Annie Joe King. She was a devoted Christian and joined Effingham Baptist Church in Mullins, South Carolina at an early age.
In 1948, she moved to Florence, South Carolina and joined New Ebenezer Baptist Church. During her years at New Ebenezer Baptist Church, she taught Sunday School, served on the Usher Ministry, Former President of the Under Shepard Support Ministry and Trustee Ministry for many years.
She attended the public schools of Marion County while living in Mullins, South Carolina. She graduated from high school in 1944 with honors and at the top of her class, at age 16.
After moving to Florence, South Carolina she worked at Wentworth Manufacturing Company in a Supervisory Position for several years. She later started working for the Department of Social Services in Florence, South Carolina for a number of years until she retired in 1989.
She was a member of Hiram Chapter #181 Order of the Eastern Star for 58 years. She also was a member of the District Grand United Order of Tents, Thomas Tent #130 for many years.
Eloise King married the late Darby Harrison Jr. in 1948 and they celebrated 54 years of marriage prior to his death in 2003.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sons, Ronnie, Johnny Earl, Michael, and Rickie; siblings, Margaret Waiters, Lenue King, Dorothy Ann Platt and Mary Alice Weeks.
She was very devoted to her family and loved them dearly.
She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Jacqueline Jones of Marietta, GA and Vickie Johnson of Hampton, VA; thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; two daughter in-laws, Myrna Harrison of Irmo, SC and Valda Harrison of Lilburn, GA; a very dear and special friend, Nadine Smith of Darlington, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Please keep the family of Mrs. Eloise King Harrison in your thoughts and prayers.