Obituary for Frances Harris (1919-2021) – Greensboro, NC

Harris, Frances Tippett

August 3, 1919 – April 25, 2021

Frances Tippett Harris, 101, passed away peacefully with her family at her daughter’s home on April 25, 2021. She was born on August 3, 1919, the third of eight children to the late John Ross and Mossie Emma Tippett. She is survived by her daughter Lindy Marley (Fred); her grandsons Amy Chandler (Edward Page) and Ross Marley (Christina); Great-grandchildren Brittany Miller (Ryan) and Hannah Chandler, Luke and Parker Marley and Kayla Durham (Tyler); and great-great-grandchildren Abigail Page Ewell, Zoey Ann Miller and Grayson Durham. In addition to her parents, she is killed by her husband Flynn Harris; Brothers Charles Tippett (Margaret), Ralph Tippett (Evelyn), and Robert Tippett (Janice); and sisters Virginia Dare Lambeth (Harold) and Margaret Snead (Opie).

Frances spent 35 years as an administrative assistant in the main office of Cone Mills Corporation and lived in the same mill house where she had lived since she was nine months old until her death. She was a member of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church, where she graced the back and every Sunday left the bank that allowed.

Frances (Frankie) was the rock of our family, and she lived a life of sacrifice and love for all of us. Her happiness was in helping our hopes and dreams come true, and her goal was to always lead us to the foot of the cross. We are forever grateful for their lives.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Allie, Natalie, Darrell, Page and the Piedmont Hospice for sharing the last two months of Frankie’s life with us and helping make it a special and meaningful time. We also send loving thoughts to Frankie’s longtime friends Gwen Jones, Joanne and Glenn Chrisco, and Carol Pegram, as well as Mary Sue Waite and the entire loving ward at Buffalo Presbyterian Church.

Please attend a service at Forest Lawn Cemetery on April 28, 2021 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Jeff Johnsen attending. Monuments can be addressed to the Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC or the Piedmont Hospice.

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Published by Greensboro News & Record on April 27, 2021.

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