Gwendolyn Louise Harrison, better known as “Gwen”, was born on October 30, 1949, to the late George and Juanita Harrison. Gwen was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She graduated from Glenville High School, “Home of the Mighty Tarblooders”.
She found Christ at an early age at Consolation Missionary Baptist Church. She was a “Jack of All Trades” in which she worked many jobs such as at Antenna Specialist, Cuyahoga Community College, and Early Development Daycare. No matter where she worked she was a great asset to all of her jobs.
Gwen loved to be around her family and friends even though she was always “cussing them out”. She especially enjoyed hanging out with her eldest sister, Peaches. The two were always going on their infamous casino trips together. She loved eating snacks, cooking, playing handheld games like Wheel of Fortune and Solitaire, doing word search puzzles, playing the lottery, and scratch offs. Gwen also loved to read books; Stephen King was one of her favorite authors. She enjoyed spending quality time with all of her grandchildren. Gwen had a special bond with her great grandson Andre. She was always praying for him and looked forward to talking to him. He kept a smile on her face and held a special place in her heart. Gwen was a beautiful, lovable, artistic, and intelligent woman. She will be known in the neighborhood as Granny Gwen.
Those left to cherish her memories are her children, William and Chiela Harrison and Juanita Taylor; sisters Loretta Thurman Alfred, Darlene Harrison, Rose Berry Harrison, and Brenda Stover; brothers George and Christopher Harrison and Leonard Cummings; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, close family, and friends. Gwen is joined in heaven by her parents, George and Juanita Harrison, brothers Raymond, Ronald, Donald, and Gary Harrison; son Maurice Taylor; and great granddaughter Takia Jackson.