Irene Gerrald Harrelson: Green Sea

1930 – 2019

     Irene Gerrald Harrelson of Green Sea passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 5. She was 88.

     Mrs. Harrelson was born on Dec. 23, 1930 in Mullins to the late Samuel Gurley Gerrald and the late Lennie Joanna Grainger Gerrald. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Green Sea Floyds Schools for more than 30 years. Mrs. Harrelson was a longtime faithful member of Green Sea Baptist Church.

     After retirement she enjoyed traveling with her husband and spending time at their beach house in Cherry Grove. She was an avid gardener who took pride in her flowers and yard. She was known to be selfless and hardworking amongst her family, church and community. Mrs. Harrelson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

     Survivors include her two sons, Norman “Rudy” Harrelson, Jr. and his wife, BeBe of Green Sea and Jeff Harrelson of Green Sea; her two daughters, Deronda Graham and husband, Dean of Green Sea and Ginger Hicks and husband, Jeff of Moncks Corner; 11 grandchildren, Stan, Rhett, Brett, Amber, Forrest, Lauren, Ryan, Calley, Hunter, Karis and Emery; seven great-grandchildren, Storm, Alex, Ginna-Lynn, Jett, Raleigh, Asher and Barrett.

     Mrs. Harrelson was predeceased by her husband, Norman LaRue Harrelson; her two brothers, Bernie Gerrald and Ernest Lenneau Gerrald; her two sisters, Hilda Mae Shelley and Parilee “Peg” Grey.

     Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunda, Dec. 8, at Green Sea Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Brust officiating. Committal services followed at Green Sea Cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to Green Sea Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 125, Green Sea, SC 29545.

     A guest register is available here.