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Mae Frances (Watkins) Harris

Born: Sun., Nov. 3, 1929
Died: Mon., Jan. 18, 2016

Public Viewing

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 23, 2016
Location: Harris Funeral Home


11:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 24, 2016
Location: Clark's Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sun., Jan. 24, 2016
Location: Clark's Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Interment following funeral service

1:30 PM Sun., Jan. 24, 2016
Location: Bruton Cemetery

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MRS. MAE FRANCES WATKINS HARRIS, 86, of MOUNT GILEAD, NC (Wadeville Community), passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at Forrest Oakes Rehabilitation Center in Albemarle, NC.  Mrs. Harris was the widow of the late Mr. Richard Harris.
 Funeral Services will be held Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 12pm at the Clark's Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 594 NC Highway 109 South, Mount Gilead, NC 27306.   Reverend John McQueen, Eulogist. Visitation will be held 11:30am to 12 pm at the church prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Bruton Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC (Wadeville Community).
 A public viewing will be held 12 pm to 7pm Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Mount Gilead,NC.
Mrs. Harris, affectionately called Frances by everyone, was born on Sunday, November 3, 1929 in Montgomery County, NC, to the late Lymon Horne and Gertrude Watkins Ferguson. 
Frances was educated in the Montgomery County Public School System.  She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age.  She was a member of Clark's Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where she was the Church Mother.
On December 24, 1949, she was united in holy matrimony to Richard Harris, and to this union, they were blessed with six wonderful children, whom she loved dearly to the end.   Frances was employed with the Montgomery County School System for 10 years.  She retired from BC Moore's Department Store in Troy, NC, after 30 years of dedicated and loyal service.  " Mrs. Mae", as she was also called, worked a Chief Judge for the Board of Elections and a receptionist for the Council on Aging.  She was always smiling, loved to talk,  wearing her hats cordinating with her outfits,  and never meeting a stranger.  She will be sorely missed.  Her husband of 64 years,  Richard preceded her in death, March 16, 2013.  Others who preceded her in death were her parents, a brother, Daniel Deberry and a grandson, Desmond Harris.
Those left to cherish her memory and to continue her legacy, are her devoted six children; Barry Harris and Carol Harris-Pemberton, both of Mount Gilead, NC, Gregory Harris (Susan) of Hinesville, GA, Royce Harris (Donna) of Mount Gilead,NC, Deborah Harris of Charlotte,NC and Rhonda Harris Adjip (Greg Smith) of Lithonia, GA;  special son, Charles Watkins (Patricia) of Ellicott, MD; special daughter, Norma Jean Thomas of Mt. Gilead, NC;  one sister, Mary Massey of Newark, NJ; one brother-in-law, Amos Harris (Joann) of Mount Gilead, NC; one sister-in-law, Vanessa Deberry of Albemarle, NC; close cousins, Carolyn Cooke, Betty Slaughter and Franklin "Pete" Watkins; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of cousins, other relatives and  dear friends.

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Jamie Pate
   Posted Thu January 21, 2016

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Jamie Pate.

Kim, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Jamie Pate

Christian Family
   Posted Thu January 21, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all . Sending hugs to you all.

Juanita Kelly Perry
   Posted Fri January 22, 2016
Hi Deb Sorry I cannot be there with you but I will keep you and the family in my prayers.

Glenda Roberson
   Posted Sat January 23, 2016
My deepest condolences to the family. We can always look to the Bible for comfort during these difficult times. God promises us at Revelation 21:3-4 that he, “ will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. May God comfort your family in your time of sorrow, as we await God’s promise that soon we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected according to John 5:28-29. With deepest sympathy.

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