Funeral services celebrating the life of Mrs. Lola Mae Harris, 88, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Everett officiating. Interment will follow in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 21, 2012) at Bailey Funeral Home.
Mrs. Harris was born August 28, 1923 in Jamestown to William Rufus and Alice Elizabeth Crow Barnes and passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012 in Shreveport.
A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Harris enjoyed spending time with family and friends and sharing memories of her travels throughout the United States and abroad to Paris, France. As a faithful member of Central Baptist Church, she spent much time serving her church on various committees, along with numerous social and civic organizations in the Springhill community.
Lovingly known as "Momae" to many, she spent countless hours cheering on her Springhill Lumberjacks and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and will be fondly remembered by her children and grandchildren for her famous smile, insightful guidance, as well as her Thanksgiving chicken and dressing dinner and date cakes. Mrs. Harris also loved fishing and was a member of the Springhill Mardi Gras Krewe of Artemis.
Cherishing her memory are her sons, Michael B. "Mike" Harris and wife, Peggy of Shreveport, Edward Lee Harris, Jr. and wife, Vicky of Noble and William Alan Harris and wife, Annita of Littleton, Colorado; daughter-in-law, Bertha "Bert" Aucoin Harris of Springhill; grandchildren, Angela H. Brakeville, and husband, Clayton, James Lee Harris and wife, Shannon, Edward Lee Harris, III, Sarah H. Mann and husband, Blake, Lindsey Harris and Staci Harris; great-grandchildren, Shelby Ann, Caroline, Blaklee, and Sutton Grace; and brother, Dr. Roy Hale Barnes and wife, Katie of Picayune, Mississippi.
Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. Edward Lee Harris, Sr.; son, James Shelby Harris; and sister, Ruby B. Pullig.
Pallbearers will be Clayton Brakeville, Lee Harris, Trey Harris, Blake Mann, James Colvin and Johnny Edens. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Skinner, Ray Parker and Charlie Brakeville.
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