Celebrating the life of

Laurena Mizelle Floyd Harrison

November 30, 1921 - June 04, 2020

Laurena Mizelle Floyd Harrison

Laurena Mizelle Floyd Harrison passed away on June 4, 2020 at the age of 98. She was born in Dodge County, November 30, 1921 to Viola and Nicholas G. Floyd and graduated from Chester High School and Middle Georgia College.  She was married to Everitt Edward Harrison for 41 years.  She taught school at Dexter Elementary, McRae Elementary and for 2 years at Gould Elementary School in Savannah.  She retired from the Department of Family and Children’s Services as a caseworker after 18 years. 

She joined the Bull Street Baptist Church as a bride in 1943 after being a member of Middleground Baptist Church in Dodge County.  She was a beloved Sunday School teacher of the Pilot Sunday School class for many years.  Her delicious pound cake was a specialty she shared whenever possible as a gesture of love and friendship.  As next-door neighbor to the Bull Street Baptist Missionary Home, she enjoyed getting to know the numerous missionary families who lived there and remained a prayer warrior for all, especially her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Tootle and Pam O’Donnell (Will), her son, Nick Harrison, her 3 grandchildren, Kevin Tootle (Bobbie), Laurie Slaughter (Andy) and Katie Rudd (Jay) and her 5 great-grandsons, Harrison Slaughter, Colson Slaughter, Marshall Slaughter, Malloy Tootle and Sam Tootle.

The family wishes to thank Georgia Hospice, Senior Citizens, Inc. and especially her faithful caregiver, Asiah Brown, for their loving care and help to the family during her last days.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances be sent to Senior Citizens, Inc. 3025 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31405 or the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for foreign missions through Bull Street Baptist Church, 1400 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401.

Social distancing and the wearing of masks is encouraged for the safety of everyone attending.









Miss Mizelle was such a kind and sweet lady. She will be missed by all

- bruce a harrison, Savannah, Georgia

Mrs. Harrison was a wonderful saint of the Lord. Her demeanor was delightful and kind. I loved seeing her whenever I could.

- BARBARA Abernathy, Savannah, GA

We will always remember that sweet sweet soul. You could feel the love in her heart. She was a blessing to everyone who knew her. Our love and prayers for each member of her family. She leaves a legacy of faithfulness and love for the Lord.

- Bill and SHIRLEY McNaney, Romr, Ga 30165

So sorry to hear this. she was the sweetest kindest person just like her mom was. She demonstrated love of God to all who crossed her path. I am. Very fortunate to have known this family. My sympathy to the entire family. Love you all

- Syble Pruett, Chester, Ga

I’m am so sorry for your loss but know that she is fully restored to health in the loving arms of Jesus! Praying for all the family.

- Abbott, Savannah , GA

It is with our heart felt sympathies we send this message. Sad to hear this, I thought so much of her, such a kind and loving soul. I know she will be dearly missed. Love to the family.

- Rita and Steve Carroll, Roanoke, VA

sorry for your loss . You and your family are in our prayer

- hien nguyen ( former co-worker of Mr. Jan Tootle ), Savannah, GA

Pam, please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet and loving lady. You and your sister took great care of her, keeping her safe and happy in her own home. May your memories sustain and comfort you. Barbara Presley-Davis

- Barbara Presley-Davis, Savannah, GA

Gloria, wanted you to know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. I’ve known your Mom and Dad as long as I can remember. They were both special folks. Know you will miss her but she’s in a much better place.

- Anita Bragg, Savannah, Ga

Mizelle, Although I had only met you 5 times in recent years, I am saddened by your passing. I understand along with my Aunt Pauline, Aunt Bessie, Aunt Keet, and Aunt Carolyn, and my mother Shirley, we always spent time with you during the summers in Savannah when I was a very young child. I enjoyed visiting with you these past years that I have come to visit Pauline. She has been a blessing in my life since my mother Shirley passed back in 2013. I love to soak up the family history as much as possible so one day I can hopefully bring my grandchildren to Savannah and Cochran to show them where the family started from. I know you are in a better place now and I know that one day we will all be together again in God’s house. That will be the day I look forward to so I can see my parents, Big MAMA and all my other family that has gone before me. Sending my hugs and kisses to you. Your great-niece Celeste.

- Celeste Reut, Albuquerque, NM

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel