Phyllis Roberta Harrison


Phyllis Roberta (Sizelove) Harrison, 85 of Elwood, passed April 24, 2016 at her home. She was born June 11, 1930 in Elwood, the daughter of Hancil and Margaret (Green) Sizelove. She retired from Ex-Cello Corporation in Elwood after 35 years of service.
Phyllis was a 1948 graduate of Wendell L. Willkie High School, and married Royal C. Harrison, Jr. on June 18, 1948. She was a member and Deaconess of First Missionary Baptist Church in Elwood. Phyllis also bowled in leagues at Well's Lanes in Elwood and was an avid sports fan - especially her grandchildren's sports. She always had a smile on her face.
Survivors include two children, Garry (Debra) Harrison of Chino Valley, Arizona and Denise (Bill) Kessinger of Elwood; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; family in-laws, Millie & Bob Harrison, Dana & Gene Harrison, and Chicquela McGuire; and dog, "Peanut". She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Royal C. Harrison, Jr. who died in 2013; son Randy Harrison who died in 2014 and his wife Karen Harrison who died in 2013; grandson, Joseph Ross Swafford in 1981; and sister, JoAnn McCorkle.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood with Pastor Rodney Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery in Elwood. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorials: First Missionary Baptist Church or American Diabetes Association.
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