Georgia Harjo was a lifelong resident of the Wilson community located between the cities of Henryetta and Okmulgee, OK. She graduated from Wilson High School and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. She worked in the Wilson School system for 31 years and has been a lifelong member of Little Cussetah United Methodist Church.
She is survived by husband Nelson Scott Harjo Sr. of 39 years and two sons, Nelson Jr. and Julian, along with grandson Jaice. Her father is the late Monroe Burgess Sr. and her mother is Ester Burgess Brown. She has two brothers, Jan and Monroe Jr., and four sisters Tina Burgess, Melissa Bear, Mulsie Tecumseh, Karen King, and lifelong friend Gina Burgess. She also has a host of nieces and nephews. Amongst her favorite things to do were watching her grandson Jaice play sports and growing up to be the young man he is today. She enjoyed watching her nieces and nephews play sports. She enjoyed watching the Wilson High School Football team and was a long time bookkeeper at Wilson High School basketball games.
Viewing will be from 1-4 pm Tuesday, at Integrity Funeral Service. Mrs. Harjo will be moved to Little Cussetah United Methodist Church at 4pm.
Wake services will be at 7pm Tuesday at Little Cussetah United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers are all of her nephews and great nephews. Honorary pallbearers are Paulette Barnes, Glenda Williams, Andrea James, Yahv Williams, Joe Rose, Dwayne Chamberlain, Asa Mitchell, & Michael McKinney.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 20th at Wilson School Gymnasium with Rev. Judy Deere officiating, assisted by Rev. June Marshall. Interment will follow in Burgess Family Cemetery south of Little Cussetah United Methodist Church. Services are under direction of Integrity Funeral Service.
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