Harriet L. Harrington-Bailey, 70, of London, died Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
Born April 13, 1952, in Orange, Texas, she was a daughter of Calvin and Martha (Garner).
Harriet has worked as a quality control specialist for Staples. She was a member of the Bethesda Apostolic Church of Urbana where she was a Minister, previously active as a pastor's aide, a member of the choir years ago and served as an usher. In her spare time she enjoyed studying the Bible, doing crossword puzzles, and watching some of her favorite shows.
She is survived by children Bernadette Harrington, James C. Harrington, Jr., Mark Harrington, Gabriel (Elizabeth) Harrington, and Adonna Carr; grandchildren Corban and Carlos Napper; sisters-in-law Ilester Bailey, Phyllis Jackson, Vanessa Goldstein, and Patricia Gibson; many nieces and nephews.
Harriet is preceded in death by her parents, first husband James Harrington, Sr., second husband Gary Bailey, sisters Katherine Carr, Reva Henderson, and Belinda Carr.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 1:00 PM in the Fountain of Truth Ministries, 135 Maple Street, London, with Bishop Gregory S. Irvin officiating. Interment will follow immediately follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, London. Friends may call the church on Tuesday from 11:00 AM until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Harriet’s name be sent to the National Alliance on Mental Illness at www.donate.nami.org.
The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140, where online condolences may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.
I’d rather see her at peace than suffering through all that. She is going to a better place. We might miss her here but to be here is suffering for her. We should be grateful for the time we’ve gotten to spend with her before she left this Earth and celebrate her making the mark that she strived so hard for. We shouldn’t mourn her passing one bit! We should celebrate because only in death can we pass from this world into eternal life and live in the spirit, with God. as we were before the fall of man. So, we should embrace death and take joy in the fact that living life is to be tried by the fire and be purified in Christ. We should be excited to pass on and to see our loved ones pass on. Don’t mourn, grieve or sob relentlessly praise God she was held by Him until the close of her temporal life, thus making the mark in her faith and her walk with God.
-By James Harrington Jr.