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Ruth Harrison


January 25, 1932 - March 15, 2024


Saturday, March 23, 2024
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.
Held at
Believers Faith Fellowship Church
​2011 South Cannon Blvd
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Hillcrest Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Annie Ruth Harrison was born in Unionville, Tennessee, on January 25, 1932, to the late Willie Lee and Myrtis L. Biggers. 


She was wed to John D. Harrison on the 8th day of November, 1952, and from this union, a son was born, John Wayne Harrison.


Ruth was educated at Bedford County Training School in Shelbyville, Tennessee. She was employed and retired from Nestle/Stouffers Corporation after 34 years of service.


Our matriarch was an avid gardener who took great pride in her yard.


She was always ready and willing to provide that unforgettable country meal, especially “banana pudding” for her loving family.


Ruth was a faithful member of Bird Street Church of Christ for many years. She joyfully served in church activities, especially being a zone leader, teacher, visitor of Nursing Homes and Kitchen Ministry.


She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Katherine Biggers, Sammie (Hobart) Frazier, Dorothy (John) Brown and Joanne (Harold) Bryant; and brother, Robert (Chearldean) Biggers.

Ruth leaves the following to cherish her memories a loving son, John Wayne (Tavia) Harrison; granddaughters, Juanita, Olivia, Shirley and Ambika; grandsons, Tony, Demetrius, Demario, Jermel, Eric, and great grandkids; sister, Gail (James) Johnson; brothers, Willie (Edith) Biggers, Harold (Vera) Biggers, Larry (Naomi) Biggers and Doyle (Cynthia) Biggers; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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