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Laura (Waters) Harris

February 15, 1947 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Laura Harris Obituary

Mrs. Laura Lee Waters Harris, 76, of 161 Woodfield Drive, Forest City, went home to be with her Lord unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 27th, at her home.

Laura was born on February 15th, 1947, to the late Naomi and John Wilbur Waters. She graduated from East Rutherford High School in 1965 and attended Limestone College. She worked in banking at Union Trust and BB&T, at Chase High School as a teacher's aide in the Special Education department, and served as a mentor for the McNair Foundation.

Laura began playing piano for Mt. Pleasant Baptist church at the age of nine and continued to play piano and the organ for Sandy Mush Baptist Church and Florence Baptist Church for the next 60 years. She was an extremely talented artisan whose passion for arts and crafts is well-known in Rutherford County. Her love for music and all things beautiful will continue to live in those who knew and loved her well.

Surviving is her loving husband, Jimmy Broadus Harris, and her two sons, Chris, and Scott. Scott Harris is of the home in Forest City, and Chris Harris along with his wife, Mellony, is of Crozet, Virginia.  She is also survived by two precious grandchildren, whom she loved with all of her heart. The grandchildren are Ensign Christopher Luke Harris who now lives in San Diego, and Ashlee Bryn Harris who is a 2nd year Nursing student at The University of Virginia. She will continue to be loved and greatly missed.

The funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, December 30, 2023, in The Padgett and King Chapel with the Reverend Daniel Selman and Reverend Tonya Garrison officiating.  Interment will follow at the Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:45 prior to the service at the mortuary.

Memorials may be made to Florence Baptist Church, 201 South Broadway Street, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.

The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com


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December 30, 2023

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Padgett & King Mortuary
227 East Main Street
Forest City, NC 28043

Funeral Service
December 30, 2023

12:00 PM
Padgett & King Mortuary
227 East Main Street
Forest City, NC 28043

December 30, 2023

1:15 PM
Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery


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