Rosa Mary (Puckett) Harrison

Born: Sat., Oct. 13, 1945
Died: Fri., Dec. 9, 2016


12:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 21, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jan. 21, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church

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Rosa Mary Puckett Harrison, 71, of Decatur, GA passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at her residence. Born on October 13, 1945 in Athens, Georgia, she was the only child of the late Byron Lee Clements and Lucille Puckett Clements. She grew up in Siloam, GA and graduated from Greensboro High School.  On June 15, 1966 Rosa married her high school sweetheart, Gordon Dendy Harrison, Jr. They made their home in Decatur, GA, where she lived the rest of her life. Through the years she worked for both AT&T and Macy’s, retiring for good in 2008. Growing up, Rosa attended Siloam First United Methodist Church and more recently attended Decatur City Church.  At an early age, Rosa fell in love with the written word and books became her constant and dearest companions.  Music was a great source of joy and a salve to her soul. She was particularly smitten with “The Man in Black” and “The King of Rock-n-Roll”.  If you ever needed to talk sports, Rosa was your girl. She could have held her own among the best of sportscasters, especially if the topic was her beloved Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.  Mom played out her passion for sports on the tennis court where she enjoyed the fun camaraderie and fierce competition of the game. Wherever Rosa’s interests led her, she always found friends. Nothing delighted her more than learning about people, listening to their stories and reaching out to encourage and support them however she could.  She was a genuinely kind and loving person with astonishing fortitude. No one knew that better than her family who strive to live out her legacy.  She was a devoted wife, wonderful mother and grandmother, a treasured friend and neighbor. She will be dearly missed.

Rosa was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years only seven months prior to her passing. Survivors include her daughters, Elaine Michelle Scott (Al) of Suwanee, GA., Rebecca Elizabeth LeAnne Hawk (Duane) of Cumming, GA., and a son, Kenneth Gordon Harrison (Robin) of Cumming, GA.  In addition, she had three grandchildren, Harrison Alexander Scott, Katherine Elaine Scott and Blane Tucker Roehrich.

Memorial Services will be held on January 21st at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Al & Elaine Scott officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Greensboro City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA.  The family will not have a graveside service, but rather receive guests before and after the service. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Mark and Susan Higdon
   Posted Tue December 20, 2016
Please know how sorry that we are in the loss of "Miss" Rosa.

   Posted Sun January 08, 2017
Dear Rosa, This is not what I'd planned for our get-together lunch date! We will miss you very much. Lots of Love, Brynda & Frank

Brenda J Yert
   Posted Sun January 08, 2017
It has been many years since I have seen your family. Your Mom and Dad were always lots of fun to be around. I am so sorry for your loss of both parents, especially so close. Let God be your best friend during this sad and difficult time. Wish we could be at the service. My children, Rhonda, Phil and Rebecca keep me posted. You were blessed to have had such a wonderful Mom and Dad. God be near you always, peace and comfort I pray for all. Your N.C. friends.

Sandy Molina
   Posted Wed January 11, 2017
Take comfort in knowing that she always did what she thought was the best for you all.

Amanda Hammett
   Posted Thu January 19, 2017

INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was sent by Milly Hammett.

With Sympathy, Milly & Phillip Hammett Amanda Hammett & Family