Frances Harrison was a very dedicated, loving daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and teacher. She died on January 19, 2020 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Harrison of Bluefield, West Virginia.
Frances is survived by her brothers, Bob Harrison of Charleston, West Virginia and Tom Harrison of Bluefield, West Virginia, and her sister, Julia Marie Harrison, also of Bluefield. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bluefield, West Virginia.

Frances graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Bluefield State College and Master's Degree in Education from Virginia Tech University. She retired from Mercer County Schools. Prior to her retirement, she was an English teacher at Glenwood School. Former students said she empowered and challenged them to not just succeed but to excel in the skills of reading and writing. For her commitment to excellence in education, she often received many cards, letters, notes, and visits from former students telling her of their success stories. She was named Glenwood School Teacher of the Year.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bluefield, West Virginia on Thursday, January 30 at 1:00pm with Rev. Leon Alexander as Celebrant. Visitation will begin at 11:00am at the church prior to the start of the Mass.
In lieu of floral arrangements, please consider a donation to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in honor of the life of Frances Harrison.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting
Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Frances "Francie" Harrison.
Published on January 28, 2020


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Tom walk
Jan 29, 2020
May angels wrap her wonderful family in sheltering arms. Francie was always so kind to the Walk family through the years.
Patricia S. Wagner
Jan 28, 2020
Ms. Harrison was one of the best teachers I had. Condolences to her family.
Vickie Price Taylor
Jan 28, 2020
Ms. Harrison was my favorite English teacher. She was fun and engaging and helped me develop a love for the subject matter that later became my college major. She made a positive impact on me personally and professionally. She'll be missed greatly.
Candy Stanley
Jan 28, 2020
I am so sorry! I loved Francie, and carpooled with her to Matoaka High with her for many years. I will always remember her for her optimism, her humor, and her love of life. Praying for her family.
Stephanie White-Dempsey
Jan 28, 2020
She was such a wonderful teacher. We are very sorry to hear of her loss, and our hearts go out to the family.
Carey Burchett Pendry
Jan 28, 2020
She will be missed she was a wonderful loving teacher. She cared about her students and what they were goin thru.