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Obituary for April Rochelle Harrison

Obituary for April Rochelle Harrison
  • PublishedFebruary 11, 2022


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On Wednesday, November 18, 1970, April Rochelle “Peaches” Harrison was born to Archer Ben Harrison and the late Carolyn De ‘Lois Walker Harrison, in Topeka, Kansas.

After moving to Texas, she was educated in Sulphur Springs School District and was a graduate of the class of 1989. April also attended East Texas State University in Commerce, TX.

Pursuing her goals, she worked as a business analyst for Nestle Water before moving into her current position with LALA USA, where she served as a Senior Financial Analyst-Commercial Planning and Analysis in June 2017. April’s contagious smile was one that captured the second glance of many.

In 1989, April united in marriage with Tony Thomas and to this union, one child was born Alyssa Danyal Thomas. She later married Kenneth Moran in 1995, and to this union one child was born Tamera Nicole Moran.

April joined Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and while living in Sulphur Springs, she served faithfully in the youth choir. She, like her mother, had a melodious voice, that she used to sing praises to our Heavenly Father.

April Rochelle Harrison Moran departed this life on Monday, January 31, 2022, at her residence, in Garland, Texas.

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Leaving to cherish her memory is her loving father, Archer Ben Harrison, her daughters, Alyssa Thomas and Tamera Moran (Matthew Jackson), Garland, Texas. Her sister, Ra Chandra Berry, of Sulphur Springs, Texas. Grandchildren, Amare (Bubba), Amaria (Rosie), Adonis Thomas, all of Sulphur Springs, and Rhian Jackson of Garland. Her grandmother Fannie Berry of Sulphur Springs. Her very special “sister/friend” Trelandra “Punkin” Miles, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn De ‘Lois Walker Berry, stepfather, Jerry Lynn Berry, grandparents, John Wesley Walker and Zyphur Mae Blandon Walker, Lank Harrison and Leona Harrison and step-grandfather, D.B. Berry.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Klondike. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2022. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com



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Christian Dicus

Christian Dicus is a Sulphur Springs, Texas native. She currently works as the Project Manager and Social Media Specialist for Chad's Media LLC. As well as a photographer and contributing writer for Front Porch News.