Mrs. Margaret Harris


June 12, 1943 – September 23, 2016


Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Public Viewing: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb St, Shelbyville, TN

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Lie In State: 11:00 A.M.
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Bright Temple Church of God in Christ
516 Elm Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennnessee

Mrs. Margaret Rodgers Harris, (73) of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at Life Care Center in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Mrs. Margaret was a native of Bedford County, Tennessee and the daughter of the late Della C. Dobbins and Haggard Neil Johnson.

She was a long time “kitchen beautician,” washing, pressing and styling hair.  Margaret received her high school diploma in 1978, and furthered her education whereby she attended the Tullahoma Beauty School and received her license as a certified beautician.  She was devoted to her customers and fixed hair for over 30 years until her health failed her.

Mrs. Margaret was a faithful member of Whosoeverwill Let Him Come Pentecostal Church, where she served diligently as the church secretary.  She later moved her membership to Thompson Grove Baptist Church, and was a faithful and devoted member until her death.

Margaret was preceded in death by her loving husband, Reverend George Harris who passed away after her on Monday, September 26, 2016; two daughters, Jacqueline Martin and Cheryl Denita Wilson; two sisters, Bobbie and Barbara; and three brothers, Haggard, Eugene and Sonny.

Margaret leaves to cherish her loving memories to a loving and devoted daughter, Vanessa (Ricky) Hord; two stepdaughters, Phyllis (Walter) Rankins and Viola (Darren) Baugh; eight grandchildren, Kerrenako, Justin, Chazz, Tia (Alvin), Amesha, Da’Niya, Jonathan and Tyrell Johnson; four great grandchildren; five sisters, Evelyn, Lucille, Helen, Dorothy and Sybil; three brothers, Parker, Charles and Albert; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; a very special loving and devoted cousin, Shelia (John) Batts; and a very special, loving and devoted friend Pauline (mama) Crick.

9 thoughts on “Mrs. Margaret Harris

  1. Vanessa, My heart goes out to you and the family. God has picked a precious flower from among us, she will always be remembered in my heart as the lovely person that could make you laugh when you didn’t have anything to laugh about. Margaret always made you feel welcome, and loved in her presents. If there is anything that Roy or I can do please do not hesitate to let me know. Praying God’s Peace for all of you.
    Barbara and Roy Buckingham Jr.

    1. To the family Archie and Veronica sends their love and prayers.May God Bless and give you the strength to hold on for he makes no mistakes and will always be there for you through this time.
      Gone but not forgotten she was loved by all but God loved her best.

      Archie and Veronica ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Ms. Margaret was a lovely woman. She was my beautician for a number of years. I remember she always had a smile on her face. We all are blessed to have know her. Mary Reese Wright

  3. Vanessa,

    We are so, so very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, it was our loss too. We have some fond memories of cousin Margaret and she’ll never be forgotten. Mother and I had and always will have a special place in our hearts for Margaret. May the Lord give you peace, console, and comfort you all during this difficult time. It was wonderful to have her in our lives.

    Love Always,
    Diana & Lucy

  4. She Was A Rose
    By: Diane Johnson

    A seed of hope planted in a plot of meticulous ground
    You sprang up and went forth with magnificent leaps and bounds
    You were like a rose that had a certain elegant beauty
    Accepted and responded to so many a call of duty
    You endured particular heartaches and everlasting pain
    Never losing one single petal no matter how hard it rained
    Wherever it was I saw you, you’d always brighten my day
    You had a way of understanding and knew just what to say
    The uncertainties in life could never keep you down for long
    I’d look up and there you were again moving right along
    God allowed you to thrive with us for a blessed number of years
    And then I heard of the freezing cold snap and I was moved to tears
    I couldn’t believe it, it just wasn’t so
    Some of us weren’t ready for you to go
    My Lord has granted your soul sweet rest
    Being the father, he knew what was best
    A bittersweet farewell to you my never changing rose
    I’ll miss you cousin Margaret but only God really knows

    ©2016 C.D Johnson

  5. To the family may God be your comfort and peace during this time of the loss of your love one.
    God is the one and only one that will give you the strength and will power to see you through the time of all things.
    God the one with his amazing Grace.

  6. Vanessa, I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Margaret’s passing. She was such a sweet lady who always had a beautiful smile to share when you didn’t have one of your own! She will be greatly missed! Such a beautiful spirit. Hold on to the memories. SisterBaby

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