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memorial page for
Rev. David N. Harrington
July 28, 1961
~ September 2, 2019
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of the Pastor of Good Hope Baptist Church of Asbury Park, NJ, The Reverend David "Dave" Neely Harrington, 58, of Neptune, NJ who journeyed to his heavenly home on September 2, 2019.
David was born in Red Bank, NJ to the late Wilhelmina Neely Harrington and Thomas Harrington and was raised in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. David was a 1979 Basketball Hall of Fame graduate from Middletown South High School in Middletown, NJ.
He matriculated to Delaware State College (now known as Delaware State University) in Dover, DE, where he was a member of the Division I Men's Athletic Basketball Team and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Master of Divinity Degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Rev. Harrington also faithfully served as the Jersey Shore Chaplain of Pastoral Care at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
Rev. Harrington leaves to cherish his memory a loving, devoted and faithful wife of 31 years, Cecelia McCain Harrington; two beautiful children, Ivy and Seth Harrington, one sister Kelly Harrington-Cosby all of Neptune, NJ and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, church family members and friends.
19 thoughts on “Rev. David N. Harrington – 9-14-2019”
I send my sincere condolences to Rev. Harrington’s family. I have known him since my youth days with the Seacoast Baptist Convention. He was my mother’s pastor and provided us great comfort during her homegoing service. I never got out of the habit of calling him “Dave” and would always have to apologize to his congregation members. Well loved and well respected man. May God provide the family with peace as you mourn your loss and celebrate the impact he had on so many lives!
Our sincerest condolences.
Reugenia Simpson and The Simpson Family
Condolences and deepest sympathies to First Lady Cecelia Harrington and Family and the Good Hope Baptist Church Family from Dr. Gary E. and Rev. Leta F. Brandon. Dave’s kindness and concern for others touched our and so many other lives in ways only God truly knows. He often said “It’s all about Jesus.” We commend you to His loving care as we pray for you and stand ready to help in any way we or The Mount Pisgah Baptist Temple can.
To the Harrington family, Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal! on behalf of Pastor Kevin Bullock and the Payne Chapel AME Family, we extend our deepest condolences and commend you to the God of all comfort. Bro and Sister Joe and Cornelia we are lifting you in prayer.
when you have lost a love one it seems as if the dark days stay dark for a while. BUT, remember Jesus is the bright and morning star ??and HE illuminates even our darkest days, hours and moments! keep looking towards Jesus and He will embrace you with His light. be blessed , keeping you all in prayer.
As someone else mentioned I have known “Davey” since Bayshore Jr High and Middletown South days. What a kind person even in his younger years. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your whole family including your church family. But what a blessing to know he will spend eternity with our Heavenly Father.
I was truly saddened to hear of the loss of Rev. Harrington. My condolences go out to his wife, children and the entire family. Rev. Harrington’s memory will live on for generations to come. He touched the lives of so many with his kind heart and spirit. He will be sorely missed. Lord, bless the family, comfort them in their time of sorrow. Lift them up that they will find comfort in your Word. As your Word promises “He heals the brokenhearted”…The Lord is by your side. May Rev. Harrington rest peacefully…Amen.
With deepest sympathy,
Talaya C. Ingram
You have blessed so many people in your life.
You will be missed
1979 Middletown South Basketball
Our deepest sympathies to the Harrington Family during this time of your loss. We will always remember Davey as the smiling young boy playing basketball with Mr. Falvo at Navesink School.
Marianne, Beth, and A.J. Falvo
To the Harrington Family; I send heartfelt condolences as Dave’s Kappa Brother, College Alum, and former DSU basketball teammate. He was the most respectful and kind individual that I could remember. Very talented (kudos to Mom and Dad) for someone right out of high school – he was an outstanding athlete, a very good actor (we were in drama together), and a part time comedian ?. I am certain that he will be missed dearly but there is a bigger plan that we have no control of. RIP Dave!!
Many condolences from Dr. Semaj & Lady Carla Vanzant. We pray God continue to strengthen you and give you a peace that passes all understanding. This is a large lost for the church and community, but a larger lost for the family. So we pray God provide you the grace to journey through this “valley of the shadow of death.” If we or the Second Baptist Church of Asbury Park family can do anything for you, please let us know. 732-774-5347. Blessings!
To The Harrington Family Cecelia & Ivy , Seth your dad was a great man and I will always be thankful for his efforts to talk my Son Anthony James …he was truly a man of God .
with our deepest sympathy
Sabrina, Brittany & Noelle Carter
RIP Dear Friend.My condolences to the family.
Sending Our Heartfelt Condolences & Our Deepest Sympathy to Cecelia, Ivy & Seth, The Harrington Family/The Good Hope Baptist Church Family & Friends. This was very hard to process, to lose such a “GREAT MAN OF GOD”….But we are very fortunate to have had such a Great Pastor who has done God’s Will here on earth, Proved his Love for the Lord by Praying for people, Saving People, Laying Hands/Miracles Healing People, Officiating Weddings/Funerals, also being there for lost souls, not being judgmental. You were on fire & glowing…..Sunday, September 1st…Job well Done Pastor, you weren’t only my Pastor but a True Friend ….We Love you & will Truly miss you!!!!
The Thomas Family
You made a lasting impression on me and everyone you touched… I had known ‘Davey’ since kindergarten… Rest in Peace my friend… I will never forget you…
Rev Harrington was a wonderful person who frequently prayed for my well being and others during our dialysis treatments.
He will be sincerely missed.
Our Condolences to the Family. God’s continued Blessings. Much LOVE as always. We LOVED Rev. Harrington but God LOVED Him Bless.
Mrs. Harrington, Ivy and Seth…..We the Payne and Jackson Family send you our love, hugs and prayers to you during this season. It is our prayer that the life that Pastor Harrington has lived and the legacy that he leaves behind will be a beacon of hope and a ray of sunshine that will continue to shine brightly in your hearts forever. Just know that “Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Heal!”
With Our Love and Prayers,
Collette M. Payne-Jackson and Family
My condolences & prayers for the family.
Kim Edmond Hale & Family
To the Harrington Family
You have our deepest sympathy.
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