Mr. Richard A. Harrison


On Sunday, January 13, 2019 Richard A. Harrison, loving husband and father passed away at the age of 55.

Richard was born on April 11, 1963 in Takoradi, Ghana to George and Victoria (Ghartey-Tagoe) Acquaah-Harrison.

Growing up, Richard was the life of the party. He left an infectious impression on everyone he met. After completing his secondary education in Africa, Richard set his mind to travel to America. However, it took many years for his dream to come true.

After arriving in America in 2009, Richard obtained a position at Cheryl’s Cookies where he remained employed until January 2019. Richard had a passion for politics and government. Richard also loved to read, listen to music, and dance. In all, Richard was a homebody who enjoyed time with his wife, close family, and friends. Richard was also known for his ability to put a smile on everyone’s face, especially that of his mother.

Richard was kind with a servants heart. He was also passionate and possessed a spirit that allowed him to form special bonds with children. He especially loved his 9 year old daughter Grace. He was a great son, brother, father, and husband. To know him was to know joy for he was a pure soul. No matter how challenging life got, Richard was determined to make others smile.

Richard is preceded in death by parents George and Victoria, and brother Emmanuel.

He leaves to cherish his memory; wife Yaketa, only daughter Grace, sister Comfort Harrison, and brother Edwin Acquaah-Harrison, also a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00 noon Friday January 25, 2019 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. Our thoughts are with the family at this most difficult time. May you continue to draw comfort from God as he help you to cope with the loss of a wonderful person. May the peace of God guard your hearts. With caring thoughts.

  2. My condolences to all for your recent passing of Richard.

  3. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Acquaah-Harrison family both in USA and Ghana. May the good Lord continue to strengthen you all to carry on during this painful loss.

  4. Edwin Acquaah-Harrison

    Ekow Afriyie, rest in perfect peace. Knowing you as a brother, friend and confidant was a blessing. I will always remember the bond we have shared since our youth. The vacuum your absence had left will be hard to fill, if at all. Rest well Richard, rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord.

  5. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Harrison family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and (John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) To learn more about God’s promises go to JW.ORG. Love Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson.

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