Jewell Elsie Harrison

Jewell Elsie Harrison

December 26, 1938 ~ August 01, 2020

Jewell Harrison was born on December 26, 1938 in East Bernstadt, Kentucky to Mark and Christine Gumm and she left her earthly home on August 1, 2020 in Daytona Beach, FL. She was the youngest of three children and she was a life-long resident of Southeast Kentucky. She married her husband Bill Harrison in October 1960 and she gave birth to Delaine, their only child, in 1962. Jewell was an employee of the Micro Devices/Thermodisc electronics factory for over 25 years before her retirement in 2003. She was a member of the East Bernstadt United Methodist Church and she attended the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in East Bernstadt for many years.
An avid Wildcat fan, Jewell followed her University of Kentucky basketball team for many years and she created scrapbooks with news clippings and trading cards. She also enjoyed quilting, and there are multiple generations of friends and family members who keep her creations as treasured heirlooms. She had a quick wit and an excellent sense of humor that left people either cracking up or completely speechless depending on whether they were in on the joke.
Jewell was preceded in death by her parents Mark and Cristine Gumm, and by her siblings, which include her brother, Eugene Gumm, and her sister, Wilma Bailey. She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Bill Harrison, and by her daughter, Delaine Hobson and her husband Keith Hobson, and by her grandsons Will Hobson and Jordan Hobson. She is also survived by several generations of nieces and nephews whom she happily doted on with birthday cards and Christmas presents.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a jewel is defined as “a very valued or treasured person” and can be further described as “very fine example.” My grandmother was the embodiment of this description and she served as a very fine example with her love and kindness toward others. Jewell Harrison was a jewel to all who knew her. She certainly made all of our lives better. We love you and we miss you.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no services are scheduled at this time.
Written by Will Hobson


Peg Collier - Family member

August 5, 2020, 8:02 pm

Love you all!! She was a gem!!
So very sorry for your loss.

Susan King - Cousin to Bill and Delaine.

August 5, 2020, 9:58 pm

So sorry to hear of Jewel’s passing, and many condolences to her family and close friends.

LINDA Montrose

August 5, 2020, 10:03 pm

I am so sorry for your loss.I didn’t know her long but she was a sweetheart and will be missed by anyone who knew her.My prayers are with your family.Love all of you.

Doris Jeffrey Hensley - Friend from School

August 5, 2020, 10:51 pm

So Sorry for your loss Bill and Family .I remember Jewell when we were young !I know she will be missed !

Donna RoRk

August 6, 2020, 1:18 am

God love she was a great lady and friend I had stop and see her not long befor she went to Fla.she had me to pray for her.She rejoice with family that went on.We will be praying for Bill and the family.

Gladys Harris - Friend

August 6, 2020, 1:53 am

So sad to hear of Jewell passing.I thought the world of jewell.she will be miss.GLAdys worker.

Deborah Robinson - friend and coworker

August 6, 2020, 2:05 am

My heart is broken to hear of Jewell’s passing. She was such a sweet lady and I loved her dearly. I worked with her for many years and she was always so sweet to me. I will be praying for the family.

Tammy Marcum Smith - Former co worker

August 6, 2020, 2:10 am

I worked with Jewel at Therm o disc years ago. She was a sweet and wonderful person. Prayers for the family.

Joyce Hundley Hernandez - Friend

August 6, 2020, 6:03 am

So sorry to learn of Jewel’s passing. I knew her from high school. She was most definitely a “jewel” of a person. We lost touch after I moved away. May the memories of her life bring peace and comfort to the family.

Faye Nantz - Friend

August 6, 2020, 11:30 am

I got to know Jewell when I worked at Walmart Photo Lab. She was always so kind n sweet. I have printed hundreds of photos for her, she was always making albums for someone all the top, she would leave her pics with me n I’d have them read by the time she finished her shopping. One day she showed up with one of her beautiful quilts for me. She wanted me to have it she said because I was always so good to help her. I loved Jewell n now she’s a Jewell in heaven spreading all her love to everyone. Until we meet again, you will be missed.


August 6, 2020, 11:59 am

May you R.I.P. sweet Jewell.

Carmen Mcgee - Coworker

August 6, 2020, 4:40 pm

So sorry to hear of Jewells passing. I worked with her many years at Micro. She was a very special person. Jewell made me a baby blanket 35 years ago and I still use it today as a throw. My sympathy and prayers to her family

Marlene Ellis - Family friend..

August 7, 2020, 12:23 am

Prayers..I loved her. She was always good to me.

Sue Smith - Freind

August 7, 2020, 11:34 pm

I was friends with Jewell from high school. We always kept in touch at Christmas. She was so proud of her grandsons. I’ll always remember her. My thoughts and prayers are with Bill, Delaine, her grandsons, and all her other family. R I P Jewell.

Michelle Buttrey - Sister in the lord.

August 8, 2020, 2:47 pm

She was the sweetest. So glad she was my sister in the lord. She will be missed. I went to church with her. She was always there. God love ❤️

Sue Jeffrey Smith - Freind

August 9, 2020, 3:39 am

Jewell was a friend from high school. We always kept in touch at Christmas time to catch up on family. She was so proud of her grandsons. My prayers go out to Bill, Delaine, her grandsons and all the rest of the family.

Vicki Watson - Friend

September 15, 2020, 2:25 am

Jewell was a wonderful and caring friend who was so special to me. She made a special quilt for me that I’ll always cherish. I loved being in church with Jewell and I’ll always miss her beautiful smile and her ability to make everyone feel special.

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