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Marguerite Harkness

February 17, 1951 — January 10, 2021

Northport, Alabama

Marguerite Harkness

Marguerite Ann Harkness, age 69, of Northport, AL passed away Sunday January 10, 2021, at home from complications due to COVID-19. A celebration of life will be held Saturday February 20, 2021 at Mount Olive Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents William and Marguerite Munday; her brother, David Munday; and her sister, Janet Lewis.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy D. Harkness of Northport, AL; daughter, Heather Bearden (Joshua) of Rockmart, GA; son, Zachary Connelly (Kaitlin) of Cincinnati, OH; step-daughters, Collene Tucker (Scott) of Northport, AL, and Maria Robertson (Chris) of Warrior, AL; step-son, Matthew Harkness (Vickey) of McCalla, AL; sister Suzie Munday-Champagne (Hank) of Springfield, VA; brother William Munday (Rita) of Chagrin Falls, OH; grandchildren, Finian, Riley, and Maeve Connelly of Cincinnati, OH, and Matthew Bearden of Rockmart, GA.

Margo graduated from Solon High School in Ohio in 1969. While she held many jobs, the most meaningful to her was raising her two children. In her later years, she moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama and eventually married Jim Harkness, where they settled in Northport. An avid bowler, an enthusiastic fan of Alabama football, and strong person of faith, she was cherished by friends for her devotion to church, her willingness to help, and her baked goods, especially cheesecakes which she enjoyed sharing with everyone. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and all the community members whose lives she touched on a daily basis.

Memorial donations may be made to Margo’s church, Mount Olive Baptist Church, or to the American Lung Association to research cures for various lung diseases. (

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mount Olive Baptist Church

13303 Mt Olive Rd, Coker, AL 35452

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