Leatrice Eugenia Taylor Harris
July 23, 1926 to Sept. 12, 2021
Leatrice Eugenia Taylor Harris, 95, of Morganton passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021. Born in Burke County, NC on July 23, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Arthur Taylor and Lona Ola Haynes Taylor. Leatrice was an active member of North Morganton United Methodist Church. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved her cats and flowers.
Mrs. Harris is survived by her children, Larry Whisnant (Threna), Randy Whisnant, and Judy McGhee (Ray); grandchildren, Debra Waddell (David), Pam Martin (Randy), Jennifer Powell (Robbie), Alison McGhee, Jason Whisnant (Katherine), Jeffery McGhee (Laura), and Marcia Grady (Kelly); twelve great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Jack Helton.
In addition to her parents, Leatrice was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilson Whisnant; second husband, Tom Smith; third husband, Johnny Harris; daughter-in-law, Arbadella Whisnant; and sister, Maxine Helton Hennessee.
The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Burke Memorial Park with Rev. Burt Williams officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Morganton United Methodist Church, 990 Sanford Drive, Morganton, NC 28655.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Committal: Sept. 15, 2021
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