Patricia Joanne Harris

Born in Decatur, Illinois on October 10, 1938

Departed on September 20, 2015 and resided in Goodlettsville, Tennessee

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Patricia Joanna Pritts Harris, age 76 of Goodlettsville, passed away on September 20, 2015.

She was born on October 10, 1938 to the late Jasper Newton and Wilma Frances Swim Pritts in Decatur, Illinois. At the age of twelve she and her family moved to Southern California. After graduating high school Mrs. Harris attended Community College in Norwalk, California and found a job through RCA IN Los Angeles. She would meet the love of her life Vernon Harris and would be married 2 weeks later.

Mrs. Harris was described as a loving, selfless, strong woman that never met a stranger. She was the mother and wife that everyone wanted. Her caring heart had her volunteering for years with Meals on Wheels and her faith was evident. She put everyone’s needs before hers.

In her spare time, Mrs. Harris enjoyed visiting Southern California, Gatlinburg and camping. However what gave her the most enjoyment was spending time with Holly on Mondays, going to movies or Cooking, and picking up Madeline from school. Many people knew the caring and motherly person she was. Only a few knew the artistic painter, writer and singer she was.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her grandson, Gavin Harris.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Vernon Harris; children Jenelle Sue (Mary Hall) Harris, Bryan Vernon (Cindy) Harris, Daniel Lane ( Giro Gabayoyo) Harris, Rena Jolane (Marty) Harris Gammon; siblings, Joe (Joanne) Pritts, Sue(Bob) O’Donnell, Shirley (Warren) Ogan and Bob Pritts; grandchildren, Holly McKayle Harris, Madeline Isabella Gammon, Ethan Isaiah Gammon, Kelly Anne Gammon, Jillian Cason, Jonathan Cason and Jamison Cason; and great-grandchildren, Damon Ethan Hall, Lily Gammon, Josh Gammon, Matthew Cantrell, Damien Ladd, Eli Ladd and Brenna Cason.

A Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:00pm in the Cole & Garrett Chapel. The Family will receive friends on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 4-8pm then again on Saturday from 12 until the time of service.

3 Comments to Mrs. Patricia Joanne Harris

  1. Leigh Ann Gray
    September 24, 2015 12:48 pm

    Oh my, how do I express my words to uncle Copy and cousins. Aunt Pat was and is still the best aunt in the world…. when I was around aunt Pat and Uncle Copy, you knew you were loved and it was never a dull moment… my jaws and stomach muscles would be hurting when I left from their home because you have laughed so much. Growing up and looking forward to every summer going to stay with Grandma / Aunt Sister (in Loving memory) and Uncle Copy / Pat were my highlights of each summer visiting and playing with cousins. When it was time to leave I would cry as a child, a teenager, and to this day even in my forty’s I shed tears . It just breaks my heart cause I love all of you and miss you all dearly. Uncle Copy, Jenny, Bryan, Daniel and Jolane you are in my prayer and I love you. See you soon.

  2. lisa stockman
    September 24, 2015 6:37 pm

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I did not know mrs harris but I do know her daughter jolane & if she is anything like her mother then her mother must have been an amazing person. your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Barbara Tornquist
    September 26, 2015 1:59 am

    RIP Dear Pat……my sympathy and prayers to Copy and the family…….was hoping to see her when I moved back to Tn next month…?.so sorry for y’alls loss but God has called another angel home. She is up the with Mama Susie Guthrie, Mama Lela nad the rest..

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