May 3, 1923 - November 14, 2013
Catherine Wilson Harris of Mableton passed away in the evening of Thursday, November 14, 2013 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Born to John Thomas Dewey Wilson and Willie Mae Bennett Wilson on May 3, 1923 in Buchanan, Georgia, she was a graduate of Fulton High School. A sweet and kind individual, Mrs. Harris had a passion for reading; she had her vast collection on display throughout her home and passed her love of books on to her children. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. A dedicated christian, she was highly involved in the church and taught primary classes for over 15 years. She also served as past president of the relief society - an organization that helped those less fortunate. She was also very active in the Atlanta Temple with her husband, E.B. Harris. She taught her children the important things in life - to be honest, be kind to others, and to appreciate the things that you have worked for. Mrs. Harris was humble and was happy with her modest home. Although she prided herself on being thrifty, she was always willing to quietly help others without expecting any credit or thanks in return. As a homemaker, she enjoyed raising her four children, Helen, Rhonda, Tommy, and Larry while being able to juggle the household duties and involving herself in the children's activities. She was very organized and kept to her schedule; she would even have her home made dinners on the table at the same time every night. Never wanting to complain, she did for herself what she could've asked others to do. In her later years, she suffered from stroke after stroke but was so determined to get better and come back strong. Her grandchildren remember what sincere and genuine compliments she would share with them and how warm she made them feel. Mrs. Harris had a true appreciation of nature - she respected all forms of life even the little flowers that would pop up in the yard. She enjoyed waking up early in the mornings, walk along the beaches, and pick up seashells along the way. She somehow saw the beauty in every thing. Mrs. Harris' memory will be missed but her memory will live on through the lives that she has touched and also through her many journals that she has kept over the years. Catherine Wilson Harris is preceded in death by her loving husband, Elmon Burley "E.B." Harris; son, Larry Kelly; sister, Jewel McMichael; and parents, John and Willie Mae Wilson. Survivors include her daughters, Helen and her husband Ben Hendrick of Austell and Rhonda and her husband Gary Beauchamp of Hilliard, Ohio; son, Tommy Kelly of Powder Springs; daughter in law, Beverly Kelly of Dallas; sisters, Ruby Harris of Cedartown and Mildred Morgan of Felton; twelve grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; and fifteen great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, November 16, 2013 at White Columns Funeral Chapel in Mableton. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 17, 2013 in the funeral home's chapel with James Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Powder Springs Memorial Gardens in Powder Springs with Phillip Kelly officiating.
Catherine Wilson Harris of Mableton passed away in the evening of Thursday, November 14, 2013 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Born to John Thomas Dewey Wilson and Willie Mae Bennett Wilson on May 3, 1923 in Buchanan, Georgia, she was a... View Obituary & Service Information
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