“Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father; There is no shadow of turning with thee. Thou changest not; Thy compassions they fail not; As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.”
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There’s an open gate at the end of the road, through which each must go alone; and there is a light we cannot see; Our Father claims His own; Beyond this gate our loving mother Audrey finds rest.
Audrey Harmon Savage was born on December 17, 1927, in Horsey, VA. She was the oldest of four siblings born to the late George and Leona Harmon. She departed this life on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. She resided in Atlantic, VA until her health failed and she went to live with her daughter Darlene in Glen Allen, VA, where her final days were spent. Audrey was preceded in death by her two brothers, George Edward Harmon and Adair Harmon.
At an early age she accepted Christ and joined St. John United Methodist Church in Atlantic, VA. She later joined Jerusalem Baptist Church Temperanceville, VA, where she became a faithful and dedicated member. Audrey served as a Trustee and Treasurer, she was also President of the Missionary Circle, where she orchestrated “Jubilee Day” as a major fundraiser for the church and was a member of the Senior Choir. She was very active with the Baptist General Convention.
Audrey was educated in the Accomack County Public School System. At an early age she had a keen eye for fashion and worked professionally as a seamstress, while assisting her family with work on the family farm. She was a salesperson for Electrolux Vacuum Company, where she earned multiple honors and merits for her diligent work. Additionally, she worked in the Poultry Industry for several years before retiring as a USDA Poultry Inspector. Upon retirement, Audrey achieved her lifelong dream of establishing and owning a tour agency called Jehovah’s Travel Tours with the assistance of her son, Harrison Savage. She was the first African American female owner of a tour agency on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Audrey purchased several motor coach buses that she chartered for travel.
Audrey was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late James Lloyd Savage. To this union seven children were born, Harrison Savage (Deborah) of Atlantic, VA, Evelena Carter of Virginia Beach, VA, Joyce Mason (Stanley) of Paterson, NJ, Diane Williams and Leona Parker (Arnold) of Chesapeake, VA, Darlene Savage of Glen Allen, VA and Audrey Perdue (Nathaniel) of Graham, NC. She also leaves twelve grandchildren, Garrett Dickerson of Wattsville, VA, Derrick Savage of Virginia Beach, VA, Harrison Savage Jr. of Georgia, Maurice Mason (Tiffany) of Paterson, NJ, Nastalgia Carter of Virginia Beach, VA, Juanita Parker of Chesapeake, VA, Cassandra Carter of Jacksonville, FL , Martin Williams of Virginia Beach, VA, Arnold Parker Jr, of Chesapeake, VA, Nathaniel J. Perdue, IV of Woodbridge, VA , Patrick Perdue of Graham , NC. and Amiyah Watson of Atlantic, VA. She leaves one brother, Leonard Harmon of Atlantic, VA and two sisters-in-laws, Dorothy Harmon of Trenton, NJ and Essie (Mae) Harmon of Onley, VA, along with a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
We are who we are because of our mom, who gave us everything she could. Our memories of our mother will live on forever.