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Artie Mae Harris
February 15, 1940 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Mrs. Artie Mae Harris was born February15, 1940 in Camp County, TX to the parents of Charlie and Lizzie Hashaway the “Alberta Peach” of the family. The “oldest” Mrs. Harris devoted her life to her family, church family and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She expressed that love and devotion by her willingness to serve. She married the love of her life, Minister A.C. Harris, Sr. on November 9, 1957, in Camp County, TX. To their union seven children were born. She also mothered four bonus children. She joined the Myrtle Springs C.M.E church and served faithfully as a Stewardess, Missionary and Usher, until her health failed her. Mrs. Harris was a cook for Pine Acres Catfish Restaurant Perryville, TX for over 27 years and feed many…she also worked as a private caretaker and home health provider for many years.
Mrs. Harris was a faithful servant who did not limit her serving just to her biological family or local church, but she extended her hands to do whatever she found to do.
Mrs. Harris was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and daughter, always remembering that her greatest witness was to her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Minister A. C. Harris, parents Mr. Charlie Hashaway and Lizzie Hashaway, grandparents Mr. Walter Bolton and Edith Bolton, & John Hashaway and Mattie Hashaway, 2 sisters Charlie Mae and Mae Bell Hashaway, 3 brothers Walter, Jr., Billie Charles, Sr. and Roy Hashaway and 2 children, John Harris and Cassie Harris-Finch and bonus sons Charles C Harris and A. C. Harris, Jr
She leaves to cherish her memory daughters Carolyn Alford (Emanuel), Alice Scott of Longview, TX ; her sons Billy Harris, Longview, TX , Danny Harris (Deanna) Lone Star, TX and Lee Harris(Kaydian), Longview, TX, also her bonus daughter Roe Jean Brigham, Desoto, TX and son Willie Marshall Harris, Dallas, TX her 24 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren, special daughter Sharon Richardson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family, all of loved her.