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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – Donna Lynn Waddell Harrison, 54, of Savannah, Georgia, wife of G. Kenneth “Ken” Harrison, Jr., died Tuesday morning, September 8, 2009, at her home.

Born in Rome, Georgia, she was a daughter of Imo Pruitt Waddell and the late Fred Waddell. Donna was a very active member of Southside Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult 4 Sunday School Class (Billy Godby’s class).  She was  a freelance certified court reporter. Donna dearly loved her family and her cats.

Surviving are her husband of twelve years, G. Kenneth “Ken” Harrison, Jr. of Savannah, Georgia; two daughters, Autumn Couch of Rome, Georgia, and Ashley Haase and her husband, Adam, of Milton, Georgia;  three step-sons, George Kenneth Harrison III, Zachary H. Harrison and Whittaker N. Harrison, all of McLean, Virginia; four grandchildren, Niki Hazzard, Tyler Lester, Drew Haase and Morgan Haase; her mother, Imo Pruitt Waddell of Rome, Georgia; one sister, Debra Greene of Acworth, Georgia; two nieces and one nephew.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o'clock Wednesday at Gamble Funeral Service, 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning in Southside Baptist Church conducted by The Reverend Dr. Allan W. Bosson. Interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Adam Haase, Derrille Greene, Toby Werner, Billy Godby, Paul Ranew and Larry Allen.

Remembrances: Southside Baptist Church Building Fund – 5502 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Georgia 31406.

Online Condolences

  1. Brian Prewitt says:

    Ken,I am sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. You are still in my prayers. Please let me know if I can help you in anyway.

  2. Betsy Trammell says:

    Ken,Ken,I am so sorry to hear that Donna passed away. She was one of my dearest of friends when we were teenagers. We shared many good times together. I regret not staying in touch with her. I have many great memories of her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Susan Smith Park says:

    Autumn and Ashley,I am so sad to hear of your mother’s passing. It seems like just yesterday you all lived right down the street and we were together every day. She is in a beautiful place now and will fondly be remembered here on earth. Lean on me:)

  4. John Payne says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your wife’s death. In times like this words just seem inadequate. We have to believe that she is now in a better place with no more pain or suffering, and that one day you will be with her again. God bless you and your family.

  5. Lee Stehle & Pat Jensen says:

    Ken & family, Please accept our deepest sympathy. May the source of all peace send peace to those in mourning

  6. Regina Burks says:

    Ken, I am so very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. I could tell from our conversations how very special she was to you and to everyone who knew her. Please know you are already in my prayers along with the rest of your family. God healed her the best way! All my love to you, Regina

  7. Walt & Karen Greene says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. There is a big void out there. At least it is comforting to know she is at peace now. I know the entire family has great memories of better times. Time will heal, but it will always hurt. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  8. Kimberly Phillips says:

    Ken – I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. Praise God that she is no longer suffering. May your memories stay close during this difficult time. Thinking and praying for you. Kimberly Phillips

  9. Sue McDuffie says:

    I am so sad to read of Donna’s passing. It’s clear she was much loved by family and friends and also much loved and respected by her court reporting family. I’ll never forget her fine mind, great sense of humor, and kindnesses during our workshops. Sue McDuffie

  10. David and Karen Crowder says:

    Ken, We are so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing, but what a wonderful time she is having tonight. We pray that the knowledge of that will comfort you in the days to come.David and Karen Crowder

  11. Carol Lawson says:

    Ken and Family,We are so sorry of loss of Donna. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories be of great comfort to you during this time.Carol & Millard Lawson

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