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Barbara Ramsey Harris (08-15-2012)
Barbara Ramsey Harris passed away August 2, 2012 in Memphis TN Baptist Hospital after a brief illness. Barbara was born in Farmerville Louisiana on 11/02/1930, the daughter of Benjamin Levi and Jeffie Bearden Ramsey. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1951, and retired from the US Postal Service in 1992 after 18 years employment.
Always a homemaker first, she also was a musician-organist for churches in Monroe La, Mobile Ala, and Wesleyan Hills Methodist in Memphis. In recent years her beautiful music filled the Chapel as she played piano for her Mullins Methodist Crusader Sunday School Class. She supported her children’s interests. When they had morning paper routes, she drove the vehicle so they could deliver the papers. When they were in Scouting, she worked with that program and was honored to receive the “Silver Fawn” award for her activities in the Scouts. Her hobby was needle work--she cross-stitched more things than you can imagine-- her family and friends fondly remember exquisite wall plaques, cushions, dining room chair seats, table cloths, homemade Christmas stockings, and sit-arounds. The family Christmas tree was adorned only with her beautiful hand-made ornaments.
She is survived by Cecil Harris, her husband for 62 years, sons David Harris (Sallie) in Memphis, and Mark (Beth) in Lafayette LA; five grandchildren Natalie Harris Angelle, (Justin) Lafayette LA, Mauree Harris Brooksher (Steven) Baton Rouge LA, Andrew Harris (Emily) of New York, NY, Rebecca Harris and William Harris of Memphis, two sisters Mary Sue Sweet in Ruston LA and Ernestine Brantly in Monroe LA, brother in-law Louis Harris in Shreveport LA and three Great Grand children. The family received friends in the Sanctuary of Mullins United Methodist Church where she and Cecil were long time members on Sunday Aug 5 between 1:30 and 3 PM. Services were in the Chapel at Mullins where visitation followed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Mullins United Methodist Church, 4 N Mendenhall, Memphis TN 38117, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.