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Friday, 21 May 2021 22:55

Leonard Franklin "Lee" Harrison, III

Leonard Franklin “Lee” Harrison, III, age 41, a lifelong resident of Dinwiddie County, VA, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 20, 2021. A wonderful loving husband, father, son, grandson, and friend, Lee was born February 6, 1980 in Petersburg, Virginia. An avid outdoorsman, he especially loved to hunt and fish and he shared these adventures with each of his children. At the age of 18, Lee experienced a traumatic burn injury, but he never allowed himself to be a victim. He began what would be the fight of a lifetime. What started with relearning to eat and walk independently, transformed into a man of character and strength that built a successful construction business as well as many other endeavors. Lee faced his disability with determination and tenacity. Shortly after his accident, Lee met the love of his life, Leann. Their life together for 18 years has been filled with support of their children’s hobbies in car and horse racing. Much of their time was spent together at race tracks where they developed a large extended family. Lee was an overcomer, a leader, and a difference maker. His work ethic and passion to live every day like it was his last led to success in what matters most. He will be deeply missed by all those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him. To know Lee was to love him. He was preceded in death by a son Brennan Lee Harrison; maternal grandmother, Mary Clay; and paternal grandparents, Leonard and Doris Harrison. Lee leaves a lifetime of cherished memories for a loving family that includes his wife of 18 years, Leann Sanders Harrison; his children, Breanna Leigh Harrison, Leonard F. “Layton” Harrison, IV, and Tyler Ray Harrison; his father, L. F. Jr. and wife, Marie Harrison; his mother, Susan and husband, Chuck Little; sister, Marianne Barnett and husband, Mike; brothers, Jonathon Harrison and Daniel Wingler and wife, Brittany; maternal grandfather, Harry Clay, as well as many aunts uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Friends and family will gather for a special service to celebrate and remember Lee’s wonderful life. Please join us at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Western Heights Baptist Church. The family will greet friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Leonard F. Harrison III Memorial Fund at any branch of Touchstone Bank. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com
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  • Comment Link David Conlee Wednesday, 26 May 2021 04:36 posted by David Conlee

    So sorry for the family sending prayers

    David & Karen Conlee

  • Comment Link Brian Silvestri Tuesday, 25 May 2021 14:50 posted by Brian Silvestri

    We are saddened to hear the loss of Lee. Lee was such a positive person and fortunate to cross paths with him at the many race tracks in Virginia. I'll remember him from Florida during Winter Nationals 2021. He was so happy to share the food from his smoker and talk about racing. We pray for his wife, children and entire extended family as they mourn this sudden loss. May God comfort you during these difficult times.

  • Comment Link Ben Jones Tuesday, 25 May 2021 14:43 posted by Ben Jones

    We here at the Water Authority were sorry to hear of Lee's passing away. We offer our sympathy and comfort to Leann and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, we are so very sorry for your loss.

  • Comment Link Billy Holmes Tuesday, 25 May 2021 10:11 posted by Billy Holmes

    To Lee Harrisons'family and extended family, I send my most sincere sympathy and condolences in the passing of Lee. I know it was a shock to me and everyone when we heard the news. May God bless all of you and we will keep you in our prayers. As the old saying goes, only the good die young. We have lost a good loving family man and a hard worker. RIP you will be missed by everyone.

  • Comment Link Marcie Clifton Tuesday, 25 May 2021 08:53 posted by Marcie Clifton

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers.
    God Bless,
    Marcie & Roger Clifton
    Casey Lawhead

  • Comment Link Karen Zitta Tuesday, 25 May 2021 05:02 posted by Karen Zitta

    Leanne and children, Susan. Maryanne Jonathon, Daniel, L.F. and all families:
    The entire Zitta family wanted to let you know how deeply saddened we are to hear of Lee’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely in Christ, Franklin & Karen Zitta,Jr., Ramon Zitta, Sr., Hannah & Family, Faith & Family, Franklin III, Joseph & Family

  • Comment Link Bradley Boys Monday, 24 May 2021 12:35 posted by Bradley Boys

    Leann,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Lee is an amazing man of high integrity, honesty, and the kindest person. He was always willing to help anyone out no matter the need. He has helped our family and our boys out through the years and always enjoyed lending an ear for racing, family and life conversations. Lee will truly be missed. If you or Layton need anything please don't hesitate to reach out to me or Kris. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tiffany, Kris, Jacob and Kaleb.

  • Comment Link Rachel Campbell Sunday, 23 May 2021 15:39 posted by Rachel Campbell

    Leann & children, Susan, Marianne, Jonathon, Daniel, LF, and all family,
    We are so saddened to hear of your loss. We began to know Lee when he was 14. It's difficult to think of him being gone now. Our hearts are with you all, as well as our prayers - - Prayers that the Lord Jesus will wrap you with only the comfort that HE can give.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Rachel (Morgan) Campbell & Bruce
    (and Cynthia Dickens & family in Brazil)

  • Comment Link Kristin Wray Sunday, 23 May 2021 10:26 posted by Kristin Wray

    Sending love and prayers.

  • Comment Link Brenda Sexton Saturday, 22 May 2021 23:11 posted by Brenda Sexton

    My condolences and prayers for all the families