Benson Charles Harrison Jr., 93, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, December 4, 2017 at South Park Cemetery. Pastor Jack Ferguson of Tinnie Baptist Church will officiate. Military honors will be rendered by the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard.
Benson was born on September 9, 1924 to Benson Charles Harrison Sr. and Frances Fant in Itta Bena, Mississippi. He was a hard worker, voracious reader, lover of westerns. He always had a story to tell and kept us all laughing.
Benson was preceded in death by his parents, Benson Charles Sr. and Frances Harrison; 3 brothers; his wife, Kathryn of 57 years; 2 daughters, Joyce Ann Harrison, and Sandra Kay Harrison Walker; 2 grandsons, Jimmy Charles Harrison Jr., and Jesse Wade Andrus.
Benson is survived by his sons, Jimmy Charles Harrison and wife Doreen of Crane, TX; Gary Leroy Harrison of Lubbock, TX; Robert Lee Harrison and wife, Cindy of Flagstaff, AZ; daughters, Mary Sue Holy and husband Bob of Montgomery, AL; Janet Elizabeth Wood and husband Tom of Santa Fe, NM; Kathy Lynn Andrus and husband Marc of Roswell, NM. Benson was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
WHEN I'M GONE
When I'm come to the end of my journey
and I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget if you can that I ever frowned
and remember only the smile.
Forget unkind words I have spoken,
remember some good I have done;
Forget that I ever had heartache
and remember I've had loads of fun.
Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
and fell by the way,
Remember I have fought some hard battles
and won, ere the close of the day.
Then forget the grief of my going,
I would not have you sad for one day.