Irene Hannah Harrington
Sept. 2, 1950 – April 22, 2020
IRENE HANNAH HARRINGTON, aged 69, died peacefully with her family on April 22, 2020 at her home in South Chesterfield, Virginia after a courageous battle with cancer.
Irene was born on September 2, 1950 in Petersburg, Virginia to John George Clark, Jr. and Lona Pote. She graduated from Colonial Heights High School in 1969. She was married to Scott Wayne Harrington on January 14, 1971, who was her partner in life for 49 years. She worked in retail for 10 years until her first child was born and chose to be a ‘stay at home Mom’ to raise her children. She was always involved in their lives, whether it be Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, dance class, gymnastics, soccer, cheerleading, karate or any other activity they were participants in. She went back into retail and retired from J C Penney. In 2007, she took a job with her husband managing a Cottage Court in Nags Head, North Carolina. She retired from that position in 2015.
Irene is survived by her husband Scott, her son Scott II, her daughter Christine Willcox, her son in law Thomas Willcox, and two beautiful grandchildren, Nathan Willcox, 4, and Emily Willcox, 2. She is also survived by John Clark, brother, Mark Clark, brother, several nieces and nephews, and several cousins.
Irene’s passion in life was her family, and when the grandchildren arrived, she became the grandmother that everyone would like to have. Irene had a bright and energetic personality and could sense when people needed her help. She touched many lives with her generosity and passion for life. To quote a few online condolences, “She was the kindest and most gracious person I knew”, and “She was such a sweet and wonderful lady”, and “A truly fine example of a Southern Belle”. She will be sorely missed.
Irene will be interred at Southlawn Memorial Park in Prince George, Virginia with a private service for immediate family only.
Thinking of you Christine and your family during this difficult time. Sending much love. ❤️❤️ Please let me know if there is anything I can do or help with.
Dear Scott, Scotty and Christine- words cannot express how sorry I am for your great loss. The obituary was beautiful but didn’t begin to describe how incredible Irene was. Her face, especially the twinkle in her eyes, could light up the room. Her laugh was infectious. Her love of family was unparalleled. My love and prayers for all of you.
I knew Irene from our school days. She was the sweetest lady. Always so good to talk to her when I would see her at Penney’s . Beautiful person inside and outside. I know she will be missed greatly. My Sympathy to the family. God has received a special angel.
Scott, Christine, and Scotty, I am so sorry for this great loss. I know your hearts are breaking as mine is as well. Irene was a powerful influence in my life when we were children. I have some of the greatest childhood memories due to Irene and her sibling and I am so grateful for all of them. Some years went be before I got to see her at a family reunion. I thank God that I went to that one and y’all were there. As soon as I saw y’all I cried like a baby. I had missed her so much. To meet again as adults was so amazing. It was always a brighter day when ever I saw this sweet lady and admire the woman she had become. Irene, I love you cuz and will miss you more then words can express. Prayers for comfort and strength for Scott, her loving husband and their two beautiful adult children and grandchildren. I’m sure her love shines in y’all every day.
Such a beautiful tribute and picture of your sweet momma! We love you Uncle Scotty and were so sad to hear this news. We are praying for you in this difficult time and always.
Sara and Ava
My heart still hurts that Irene has passed. I will never forget the first year we met Irene and her family at Oceanside Court. It didn’t take long for her to welcome my family into her family. I will forever miss those wonderful vacations, our walks and talks on the beach, and her kind and gentle spirit. Much love and prayers for the Harrington family.
Our Prayers for Your Family. We are so Thankful Our Paths Crossed. Irene was One of The Sweetest Ladies We Have ever Met. She Was A True Virginian. Rest in Peace Irene God Bless You.
Thinking and praying for you guys. I have so many memories of days, nights, and entire weekends at your house with Mama Irene. As one of the comments said, she truly was a Southern Belle. She was loved and she will be missed. I’m here if y’all need anything. Love you guys!
It is with deep emotions that we offer condolences , love and prayers to the Harrington Family at this time. Our son, Anthony Sanders and Scotty became very good friends while Anthony lived down in South Carolina as well as while Scotty lived there as well. They became good fishing buddies and my husband and I learned to love Scotty as one of our own during that time. May the family be comforted in knowing we pray for them and we care deeply for them and pray for peace in their hearts knowing their loved one is in the arms of Jesus. Love to all. ❤️🙏
My condolences to the entire Harrington family. The Cotton and Manning families are thinking of you during this difficult time. I am glad I had a chance to get to know her and be a part of the Oceanside Court family that she played such a big part in creating.
We LOVED Irene! We all had so much fun together!
Scott, Scotty, Christine, family, we are so sorry for your loss!
Irene was truly a special lady and I know you will miss her terribly!
We are so heartbroken that Irene is gone. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family. She was a kind, caring, sweet and beautiful person. She was such a good sister-in-law to me and loved her brothers Johnny and Mark. She loved her family, especially all her relatives at the family reunion each year she attended. John and I will surely miss Irene and will cherish all of our memories of her dearly and will forever be in our hearts.