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Mary Dudley Harrison

April 14, 1940 — June 18, 2022

Mary Dudley Harrison

Mary Dudley Harrison of South Boston, VA passed away June 18, 2022.  She was born in Franklin County, VA on April 14, 1940, and was 82 years of age.  She was the daughter of the late Hobert Dudley and the late Doris Turner Dudley.  She was married to the late Julian Randolph Harrison, Jr.


She was a very active member of First Baptist Church of South Boston, and she was a teacher and the Director of First Baptist Church Pre-school for 20 years.  Mary was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the South Boston Garden Club. She loved her family and friends and will be missed by all those that knew her.


Mary Dudley Harrison is survived by:

Her Children

Robin Harrison Mitchell and husband Bob of South Boston

Julian Randolph “Trey” Harrison, III and wife Karen of Haw River, NC

Four Grandchildren

Meagan Owen (Jared) of Virgilina

Monica Mears (Robby) of South Boston

Olivia Jennings-Land (Hannah) of Richmond, VA

Laurel Jennings of Springfield, VA

Four Great Grandchildren

Brecken Mears, Juliana Owen, Pierson Mears, and Clare Owen

Host of Nieces and Nephews


***Preceded in death by***


Nora Belle Bennett and Billy Wayne Dudley


A funeral service will be held Friday, June 24, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Susan Davis and Rev. Garrett Bowman officiating. Burial to follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Friday, one hour prior to the service and other times at 300 Merritt St., South Boston.


For memorials, please consider First Baptist Church Weekday School, 815 North Main St. South Boston, VA 24592.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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