SERVICE DATE CHANGE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
(CHANGES MADE DUE TO THE NECESSARY TRAVEL BY OUT OF TOWN FAMILY)
On May 14, 1982, the most beautiful daughter in the world, Whitney Mechelle Harris, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Harris and this remains the same today. Whitney passed away January 9, 2018.
Whitney was a member of Gates Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. A member of class number five, Mrs. Gwendolyn Harris, Leader. As a youth, Whitney was all about doing good and being an active bee. She was a member of the young people and children's division of the Women's Missionary Society and she participated on all levels; local, area, conference and Episcopal. Besides being on the membership roster, she sang in the choir and worked on the junior usher board. As a young adult, Whitney was capped at the East Arkansas Conference in 2010, as a member of the Young Women's Initiatives of the Women's Missionary Society.
She was a 2001 graduate of Crossett High School, where she was team manager of the basketball team and captain of the flag team. Whitney also graduated from Pulaski Tech with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and in 2010, she received her CNA License.
Whitney loved her make-up, she loved being an inspiration to others by being a make-up artist. She was also an avid New Orleans Saints fan.
She is preceded in death by her son, Gabriel James Albert Berry; paternal grandparents, Mr. Aaron Harris, Jr. and Mrs. Jessie M. Harris; adopted grandmother, Mrs. Estella Reed; and her favorite aunt, Mrs. Mechelle Hubbard Harris.
She leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Mr. Larry Harris and Mrs. Wanda Harris of Crossett; a sister, Ms. Arecia Harris of Tulsa, OK; grandmother, Mrs. Vera Givens of Conway, AR; five nephews, Mr. Julian Craig, Mr. Sonwello Lewis, Jr., Mr. Motavious Harris, Mr. Trey Harris, and Mr. Chaynce Harris all of Tulsa, OK; two godsisters, Mrs. Tracey Mosley Howard and Ms. Leslie Moslely Griffin; and a host of special uncles, aunts, and cousins.
A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 18th at Gates Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 305 West Third Avenue, Crossett with Reverend Harriel D. White, III officiating. Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.