Freda Odean (Richmond) Harris, 86, of Benton, passed away October 25. She was born July 3, 1926 to the late John & Lydia (Brummett) Richmond. She was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church and the Kate Wright Sunday School class. She was an avid lover of nature and enjoyed working with flowers, gardening and bird watching. She spent her life being the best wife, mother and Nanny that any family could be blessed to have. Her family and faith was her life, the cooking, nurturing and providing of love and encouragement to them and everyone who came into her home was a gift she easily shared and will be remembered for.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, Horace Wilton Harris, her son, Flynn Harris, and grandson, Patrick Bean, one sister and four brothers,.
She is survived by daughters, Sherry Harris and Shelia (Harris) Gaiser and her husband, Vernon, daughter-in-law, Rita (Hendricks) Harris, granddaughter, Mandi (Harris) Wertenberger and husband, Chris, two grandsons, Jason Harris and Sean Bean and wife, Whitney, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 10 a.m., Monday, October 2 at Ashby’s with burial at Pipkin Cemetery. Bro. Muncy Harris will be officiating.
The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday, October 28 at Ashby Funeral Home.
On-line guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .