April Michelle Harrison Ptak

June 1974
May 2023


If you knew Michelle, then you were fortunate enough to have known one of the kindest souls on Earth. Michelle was always helping others, whether she was giving home-cooked meals to the homeless, or supporting others who needed a little extra love. She was constantly spreading the message of kindness and hope…she displayed a lot of this in her Tik Tok! Michelle loved motorcycles, guns, tattoos (and she had many), as well as shopping at her favorite stores, Dollar General, and Dollar Tree. She loved designing and making cups, working with and making essential oils, and at times, mixing up her own “magical potions”. Some of her favorite things to eat included Mexican food, and mini quiche, always followed by a Coca-Cola on ice! Michelle loved her family and friends unconditionally, as well as her fur babies Dazy and Boomer. She had the sweetest smile and the most beautiful green eyes, that could light up a room in no time! Michelle made the selfless decision to donate her body to Science Care, so others could have the opportunity to study and make medical advances, due to her recent health issues!

Friends & Family

Michelle was preceded in death by her husband, Jeffrey (Jeff) R. Harrison, and father, Michael Keith Redmond; Mother-in-law, Rita Adams. Michelle is survived by her parents, Randy and Joyce Waits of Sharpsburg, GA, Sisters, Melanie Redmond-Mulholland and Sister-in-law Valerie Redmond-Mulholland of Newnan, GA; Tara Russell and Brother-in-law Chris Russell of Orlando, FL; Traci Pourron and Brother-in-law Joe Pourron of McDonough, GA; sons, Justin Willeby and his wife Callon, Nick Harrison, and Noland Harrison, of Royston, GA; Brett Harrison and Daughter-in-law Destiny from McDonough, GA, Grandaughter, Lyla Jean; Grandson, Colt James. Grandmother, Joan Waits of Hampton, GA. David Dainty, Conyers, GA. Significant other, Joshua Ptak of Panama City, FL; Bonus Daughters, Malaya Telfer and Madeline Ptak of DeFuniak Springs, FL; Bonus Son, Jaycob Ptak. Pat and Jerry Grace, DeFuniak Springs, FL; Bob Ptak, Panama City, Beach, FL. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, as well as close friends and other beloved family members, especially her fur babies Dazy and Boomer.

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