Mary Ann Fretwell Harrison

Published 10:58 am Wednesday, February 13, 2013

AHOSKIE – Mrs. Mary Ann Fretwell Harrison, age 73, died at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Mrs. Harrison was a native of Hertford County, born to the late Lucy Liverman Fretwell and William Clyde Fretwell.  She was married to the late R.E. Harrison in 1958 and to this marriage was born two sons.

Mrs. Harrison was employed by Sprint, formerly Carolina Telephone and Telegraph, until retiring after thirty-eight years of service.  Following retirement she spent several years caring for her mother.

Her passion in later years became her grandchildren.  She was widely known at all functions the kids participated in.  She became affectionately known as Super Nana to all that knew her.

Also preceding her in death are two sisters, Gloria Thompson and Evelyn Fisher.

Survivors include her two sons, Ronnie Harrison and wife, Bea, of Ahoskie, and Greg Harrison and wife, Stephanie, of Como; and her brother, Tom Fretwell and wife, Carol Jean, of Ahoskie.  Also surviving are four grandchildren, Caitlin, Brice, Ashton and Gavin Harrison and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie with the Rev. Dr. Jessie Croom officiating.  The interment will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens in Ahoskie.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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