Martha Rebecca Harbison
September 7, 1942 – December 23, 2019
Martha Rebecca (Collier) Harbison, age 77, of Irvington, Alabama, born on September 7, 1942 to Chester Adolf Collier and Agnes Nettie Barnes gained her wings on Monday December 23, 2019. Without a doubt, Martha was a mother above all. She loved to cook and have a house full. Always making sure the family was attended to and cared for. She raised her own children and opened her home to many-extras-always welcoming them as her own.
Her love for children was shown while gathering them all daily to attend every practice and football game possible. She was dedicated, as was shown through her nurturing ways, kind heart and love for every she encountered.
Martha was a nurse by trade. She worked at Alba and when she was not busy with her home life she enjoyed volunteering at Volunteers of America and The American Red Cross. She is loved and will be remembered by many.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Willie R Harbison, Sr., parents; Chester Adolf and Agnes Nettie Collier Harbison. three children; Peggy Wade, Trudy Harbison and Shanna Harbison. Grandson Ricky Ross Harris, Jr and a great grandchild SäMaira Lyons. Survivors include her children; Willie R. Harbison, Cindy (Tony) Young and Jason Harbison. twelve grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
A visitation for Martha will be held Monday, December 30, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at San Souci Baptist Church, 9299 Cain Street, Coden, AL. Funeral service will be Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM, 9299 Cain Street, Coden, AL . A burial will occur at Odd Fellow Cemetery, Bayou La Batre, Alabama.
- Willie R Harbison, Husband of 57 years (deceased)
- Chester Adolf and Agnes Nettie Collier Harbison, Parents (deceased)
- Peggy Wade, Child (deceased)
- Trudy Harbison, Child (deceased)
- Shanna Harbison, Child (deceased)
- Ricky Ross, Jr, Grandson (deceased)
- SäMaira Lyons, Great Grandchild (deceased)
- Willie R. Harbison, Son
- Cindy (Tony) Young, Daughter
- Jason Harbison, Son
- Twelve grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
- Visitation Monday, December 30, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Martha Rebecca Harbison
December 29, 2019
Mrs Becky always made me feel like one of her very own children. I loved her so much. Many prayers for Bebow and Cindy and family as they lay her to rest.
December 28, 2019
REST IN HEAVEN. YOU WERE ALWAYS VERY GOOD TO ME AND SHARON WHEN WE WERE GROWING UP. I HAVE SO MANY MEMORIES, AND ALL VERY HAPPY AND FUN ONES. YOU MADE EVERYONE FEEL AT HOME. I LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES. CINDY , BEBO & FAMILY, I AM TRULY SORRY FOR YET ANOTHER LOSS. MY HEART IS WITH YOU ALL AND I HOPE YOU ALL CAN FIND PEACE AND COMFORT IN THE DAYS TO COME. I LOVE YOU ALL.....