Helen “Louise” Harmon’s Journey
Helen “Louise” Harmon was born September 6, 1927, to the late Clara Bell Savage and Will Sample in Painter, Virginia. She peacefully transitioned from this life on November 21, 2022, at home with her daughter and grandson.
She was affectionally called, “Mom Beanie”, “Lou” and Mother Harmon. She was the 3rd child born of 11 siblings. She was a graduate of Mary Nottingham Smith High school. After graduation, she was hired as a cook at the Sheik Shiny Restaurant. Later moving to Philadelphia PA.
She was joined in holy matrimony on June 6, 1952, to Leonard Harmon Sr. God blessed this couple to celebrate 64 years of marriage. In this union, they had three children. Throughout their life, they were blessed to be adoptive parents and Godparents to many.
Mother Harmon was known for being an excellent seamstress, a lover of arts and crafts, a lover of flowers always showcasing her ability to grow and nurture any plant, and an excellent cook. She enjoyed fellowship with family and friends always making sure you left full and with a plate.
She was a woman of wisdom and integrity and provided wise counsel to many young brides in the church. She was a no-nonsense person and had zero tolerance for foolishness. One would say she had a bit of fire with her. Her life passions were spent as a caregiver, a housewife, a mother, and a grandmother. She took pride in taking care of her family and would open up her home if necessary.
Mother Harmon accepted Christ early in life. After relocating to Salisbury, she joined Weeping Mary in the 50's and faithfully served until her health declined. She was a member of the Sacred Doves, an Organizer of the Busy Bees, a Kitchen Committee member, a President of the Leonard Harmon Jr. Scholarship fund, a Member of Women of Destiny, Praise Dance Team, and a dedicated Church Mother.
She leaves to cherish her memory, Daughters, Phyllis Harmon, Elder Dr. Patricia (William) Contee, Spiritual Son & Daughter, Drs. Henry & Eliza Brown, Grandchildren, Alenda (Joel) Stephens, Ken Goslee Jr. and Phyllicia Ennis and host of other grandchildren, Great- Grandchildren, Imani, Josiah, Jayden, and Jordan Stephens and Kaden Goslee, and a host of other Great-Grandchildren, Sister Dorothy Soil, God Daughter, Naudya Mapp, Special Friend, Edna Harper, several nieces, nephews, a supportive church family, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband, Leonard Harmon Sr., son, Leonard Harmon Jr. adoptive daughters Pasty Bateman and Jean Camphor, and adoptive son Elvin James.
Lovingly & Sorrowfully Submitted by The Family
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 (KJV)
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