Leevon “Vern” Harrington’s precious soul crossed out of time into eternity on Saturday, September 19, 2020. His life’s journey began on December 28, 1962 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Christine Harrington (Nanny); father, Robert Lee; uncle, Tommy Harrington.
Vern’s spiritual journey began in his youth at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he was baptized and sang in the youth choir. Vern was a very talented singer and performer, which took him all over the world. At the age of twelve he joined the Carolina Dinner Theatre of Greensboro, North Carolina, where he performed in plays all over the city. One of his most prestigious performances was in “Cole” a performance of the renowned Cole Porter. This performance took him to Paris, France, and Romania where he sang and danced. He then went on to become a singer and performer with the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line for over 15 years.
After moving to Newport News, Virginia, he joined Colossians Baptist Church on 3 April 2011 and sang in the CBC Sanctuary Choir for a short time before moving to Virginia Beach, Virginia. Vern started working at Hardee’s as a Backline Cook, while living there he joined the Salvation Army Singing Quartet, singing all over Virginia.
Vern was a prankster and comedian that kept you laughing, his radiant smile lit up the room. Vern’s favorite bible verse was Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”
Vern treasured memories will always be etched in the hearts of his beloved mother, Betty Harrington; special aunt, Chorine Williams; uncle, David Blackmon; daughters, Charlotte, Christina, Cala and son, Casey. Vern also leave many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 2, 2020 beginning at 6:00PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA.
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