Ms. Natalie Harroo of Washington, N.C. entered into eternal rest on March 7, 2023.
Natalie Catherine Harroo of Washington, NC (formerly of Brooklyn, NY) was called home on Tuesday, March 7th, 2023. Beloved mother of Nickisha, Mother-in-law to Jayson, Grandmother to Yasmeen, Joshua and Mathias. She is also survived by step-daughter Jessika Harroo.
The daughter of Rodney "Chinee" Bishop and Joyce Walcott and brother of Alvin Walcott, Nat as she was affectionately known by both family and friends, was born November 25th, 1961 in Sangre Grande, Trinidad and Tobago. Nat spent her formative years in Toco attending school; enjoying her family and friend connections as well as playing several sports such as cricket; and netball. During her high school years, Nat captained the netball team and earned multiple awards in netball.
Natalie eventually befriended Yvette Superville who was vacationing with her family near Mission Road, Toco. It was this friendship that led her to migrate to Diego Martin with the Superville family. During her time spent with the family she worked at Bilmore Factory where her friendship blossomed with many. She formed a ladies cricket team for the company, and spent time forging those bonds.
She migrated to the United States in 1987 in hopes of better work prospects. The Bennett family welcomed her and she lived with Evelyn Jacobs (formerly Bennett) while babysitting varying families. She moved on to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Long Island. Compliments from her patients – old and new – had her smiling for days. Later she became a Phlebotomist at Beth Israel Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.
She met her husband Frankie in 1979 on a comical train ride and they instantly knew they both shared a love for family. They parted in 2017. As a mother she was a perfectionist, and exacting. As her fortunes improved, she loved to dote on family and friends with gifts. She was always informing Nicki to strive for a better life as much as she possibly could. Later, as Nat became a grandmother she was absolutely thrilled about her family growing even bigger. In her later years, Nat became an avid fan of the Knicks and Nets, and read her bible religiously and dreamed of owning her own home again.
She is survived by a myriad of loved ones, family members, and close friends.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heavenly Arms Family Mortuary & Cremation Services, 906 W. 15th Street, Washington, NC.
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