Helen Michael Harrison
February 8, 1964 ~ November 5, 2012
Resided in: Canton, GA
Miss Helen Harrison of Atlanta, Georgia died November 5, 2012. There will be a Rosary held to celebrate her life at East Lake Golf Club, Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.. The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Charles W. Harrison Scholarship Fund, East Lake Foundation, 2606 Alston Drive S.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30317. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.
I can’t tell you how shocked I was to hear that Helen died. She left me a sweet message just the Friday before about my dad, who died recently. Helen was a giver. When my dad had a bad motorcycle accident and could not care for his horses, Helen immediately came to the rescue. She got in a trailer, picked up his horses, and took them back to her barn and cared for them as her own. She and my dad talked often, and she visited him from time to time. I remember great times with my cousin Helen when we were in high school. We played tennis, hung out together at family functions, and enjoyed our time together. We talked several times recently about riding her horses together, and I regret I did not make the time. Helen, you are missed by so many. I pray for the comfort that your family and closest friends are going to need now and moving forward.
Helen will be greatly missed, she had a giving heart and I have many specials moments shared with her.
My heart missed many beats when I heard Helen had left us. My prayers are with the family, and all of us people whose life Helen touched in her loving, BIG hearted fashion. God bless.
Every night, I gaze up the street to your Farm and I think of you and wish you were here. I wish you would have come for lunch, I wish we could have talked more. I wish that I could see you fly across a polo field. I wish you could share your wisdom and talents with so many more hopeful and already talented riders. I just wish… Just fly Helen. xo always
I only met Helen a couple of times at a few riding clinics but she just impressed me and was so friendly and invited me to come ride with her at her farm sometime. I wish I had had the chance to get to know her better. She will be forever in my memory riding her fantastic horse Ransom across the fields. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Helen was the most generous and selfless person I know. We shared many happy rides together. As much as so many of us loved her, her animals loved her more. She is with her beloved Mimosa, Mamba and so many other animals that she gave a home to. Her farm was a menagerie and was a very peaceful place. She and I often discussed our faith and I am grateful that she is with God and at peace. Love you Helen.
Helen Harrison seemed to always put the interests of other people ahead of her own….selfless, gracious, warm, compassionate, caring, empathetic, generous, an encourager, and loyal to a fault to both her friends and animals alike. A giant heart and a big smile is how I will always remember Helen. Thank you for your friendship while your were here girlie…it will continue on when I see you with Jesus in paradise one day! We lost a wonderful treasure in Helen Harrison on earth, but Heaven has gained a bright and shining angel. Hoping we might all learn to live by her example, be more selfless and expect nothing in return. Love you! That’s what she would always end her phone conversations with by the way.
Helen inspired me in everything she did – helluva rider, would give you the shirt off her back; when I broke my arm last year she promised it would be stronger that it ever was; our community is less without her and she will be missed tremendously….
I remember you as being so kind. I was so homesick when I moved there and you always took me under your wing and made me feel welcome. I remember one party in particular where I knew no one and you stayed with me so I wouldn’t feel alone. I hope you wore out the hackamore I gave you. I continue to aspire as I did as a younger woman to be more like you. Your life was full of kind acts and giving and I am so happy to see you remembered and loved by so many.
Very sorry to hear the sad news. We all liked Helen so much. As others have expressed she was such a helpful, joyful and willing soul. We all enjoyed to ride and play polo with her,She will be missed :-
We are so sorry for the loss of Helen. I remember seeing her at the dedication in Atlanta few weeks ago. Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless You!
Helen was a great horse woman.She was hard working,loyal and kind.If she ever had a question about the horses she always called in that cheerful voice of hers.I will miss those calls.She had a calming influence on the horses around her and a cheery,happy influence on the people.
I am deeply saddened that she has gone.
Like the rest of you Helen’s leaving us was a big surprise and hit me hard. Helen was like a little sister to me and she really was there for me when I needed her–numerous times but once big-time. James, an old beau of hers told me when I called him about her passing that he remembered when I pulled up in a cab to the farm on Providence with my only belongings in a duffle bag. I was recently divorced and had a business go under which took me under. Went from hero to zero in a matter of no time. Helen took me in and let me live on the farm for six months or so while I was getting back on my feet and would have for longer if I needed to, I just had to help out with the horses which I was happy to do. That was the kind of person she was. She’d give you anything she had and would help you out to no end. I will really miss her and hope she’s happy in the happy hunting grounds beyond. We love you Helen…love forever, Mike.
Helen was a unique light in the world. She was always ready to help anyone in any way she could. I can’t find the right words to truly express how much I miss hearing her voice. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family.
I am so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. This is such a shock and my prayers are with you. Helen was a wonderful person and now she is doing her work in heaven. I will miss her and the way she lights up the world everyday.