Renee Mary Harmon

January 26, 2022
Renee Mary Harmon

Renee Mary Harmon, died January 26th 2022 at Sentara Regional Hospital in Williamsburg, VA after a short battle with liver and pancreas cancer, 09/18/1948-01/26/2022, 73 years of life.

She is survived by her two children; her twins William Harmon (Buddy) and Heather Grimsley, John Grimsley her Son-in-law and her two grandchildren John and Hanna, along with Her Sister Jeanne Ross, Aunt Betty Ross, Uncle Samuel Ross, Cousin Sandra Fullmer and great cousins Robert Marcell and Jennifer Watson. Her friends that were ever so dear to her and part of her family too.

Renee grew up in New Jersey and Morton Pennsylvania then moved to Virginia in her 30’s where she later raised her “twins” in Lanexa Virginia. The Diascund Reservoir was a place we’re she taught her children how to fish, swim, walk trails in the woods and enjoy the natural wildlife all within footsteps of their home. She loved animals more than one could know including her Yorkie Cherish. Her passion for chimpanzees and receiving a personal signed letter from Jane Goodall was a highlight of her life. She went to Thomas Nelson community college where she earned her associates degree in Health Care and a major in Science, followed by a job at Sentara as a lab tech. Later in life she cleaned homes as she wanted to keep caring for many and loved the relationships she had established. Her friends were always around her and she always had some adventure planned as she loved to stay busy including going to many charitable events, going to the zoo, flea markets and antique shops. A Breast Cancer survivor in 2021. She was an amazing artist and could paint a picture that was worth a thousand words. She loved Harley Davidson’s and rode them in her earlier years. When one drove by she would say that’s my heart, I love that sound. Antiques were her passion to collect and oh how she had so many. Her grandchildren had her heart. She loved Yorktown beach and had many cookouts with her children there, she loved to travel and explore the world and teach her children about different cultures. Renee’s focus was raising her twins the best she could and to see them succeed in life which she achieved and would always say she couldn’t be prouder. She will be deeply missed but know she is now an Angel watching over them until they meet again!

A celebration of life will be held at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 ironbound road, Williamsburg VA 23188. Announcements to follow.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the American cancer society.

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  • February 04, 2022
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  • February 05, 2022
    Debbie says:
    It is with a sad and joyous heart that I reach out with condolences to Renee’s family. I am sad to lose someone who sees life through such beautiful eyes as well as a loving heart. Renee, truly loved her children as well as her extended family which includes our pets. I met Renee when I moved into a rental owned by Flora and John, close to five years ago. Renee and I have sat more than once in my living room conversing about life. We both love family, friends and our pets. I will miss Renee. I am joyous because I know Renee has no more pain or worry. I will see her someday, when I also go home to Jesus. Debbie

  • March 17, 2022
    Pam Thorpe Williams says:
    Renee was such a dear friend of our family. She visited my mom often and prayed with her during her illness. Her love for animals was such a joy to observe. She turtle sat for me when I went out of town. Went by her home today and noticed her van wasn't in the driveway. Then found this obit, so sad. Praying for her children.