OBITUARY

Muriel Harris

April 7, 1916August 31, 2018

Muriel Harris, affectionately known as Mumu, quietly departed this life on Friday, August 31, 2018. She was born on April 7, 1916 in Christ Church, Barbados to Sinclair Carter. She was the oldest of six children: Kenneth Carter, Orbelle Carter, Violet Mascoll, Thelbert Mascoll and Keith Mascoll. Muriel immigrated to the United States in 1928 and began working as a nanny until she got a job as a seamstress in the garment district in Manhattan and later in Nassau County, Long Island.

Muriel accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age. While living in Brooklyn, New York, she attended Mount Zion Church. She was united in holy matrimony to McIvaine Harris of Cambridge Massachusetts in 1950. This union was blessed with a son, David Harris. Muriel then attended Gospel Hall Brethren. She maintained her fellowship at Brethren until she moved to Long Island and continued to worship the Lord at St. Albans, which is affiliated with Brethren. She and McIvaine retired to Tampa, Florida in 1993, and later moved to Winter Garden, where they attended Hiawassee Bible Chapel.

Muriel enjoyed singing and playing the tambourine along with gardening and sewing clothes for herself and her friends. She faithfully read her bible everyday and marked up verses that were particularly meaningful to her life. She regularly attended Sunday morning and evening church services, and Sisters' Bible Study meetings. Muriel resided in Florida until her husband McIvaine's passing in 2007. She then moved back to New York in 2008 and resided with her son and daughter-in law, and attended church at St. Albans again.

Muriel leaves to cherish her memory, her son David Harris and daughter-in-law, Linda Anderson Harris; sister Violet Harewood; grandchildren Nyemadeh and Dweh Harris; nieces Marjorie Green, Pearlyta Price Khan and Letia Udensi; nephews Neal Mascoll, Eugene Price, Stephen Anderson, and Phillip and Michael Udensi; cousin Devere Wilson; and a host of grand nieces and nephews, cousins and other loving relatives and friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Muriel leaves to cherish her memory, her son David Harris and daughter-in-law, Linda Anderson Harris;
    sister Violet Harewood; grandchildren Nyemadeh and Dweh Harris; nieces Marjorie Green, Pearlyta Price
    Khan and Letia Udensi; nephews Neal Mascoll, Eugene Price, Stephen Anderson, and Phillip and
    Michael Udensi; cousin Devere Wilson; and a host of grand nieces and nephews, cousins and other loving
    relatives and friends.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Muriel Harris

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