Mavis Renie Harris, age 90, died Wednesday, January 09, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Columbus. Graveside services will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. David Honeycutt officiating. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, 2nd Ave. North location is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Harris was born on Monday, March 26, 1928, in Kennedy, AL, to the late Johnnie Melvin and Mattie Lou Howard Junkin. Mrs. Harris was a 1947 graduate of New Hope High School and a retired employee of United Technologies. She was a kind, caring and gentle person that loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren immensely. She enjoyed her class and family reunions and visits from her very dear long time friends and caring neighbors. She loved all animals and adopted many of them. She was a blessing to all that knew her and will be sadly missed. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Harris; her sisters, Mozelle Orr and Shelby Jean Sloan; and her brothers, Marshall Junkin and Herbert Junkin. Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Smith (Douglas), Gainesville, FL, Jennifer Upchurch (Jerry), Sinton, TX, Dianne Vanslyke (Walter), Caledonia, MS and Phyllis Randolph (Mark), Vernon, AL; sons, Ricky Harris, Steens, MS and Danny Harris, Steens, MS; sister-in-law, Maxine Junkin, Columbus, MS; eight grandchildren, Tracy Graff (Richard), Kenneth Smith (Jen), Christopher Smith, Dianna Henshaw (Ace), Nicole Van Slyke, Mary Elizabeth Harris, Stephanie Schrimsher (Adam) and Justin Randolph; and nine great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, you may send a donation to the building fund for Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 1383 Pleasant Hill Rd., Columbus, MS 39702.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on January 12, 2019
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