Frances Shirleen Harris

October 9, 1953February 21, 2019

Frances Shirleen Harris, age 65, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on Thursday February 21, 2019. Frances was born October 9, 1953.

She is survived by her husband, Neal Smith; daughter Mary Faulk; son-in-law Ronnie Stokes; son Grady Pace; daughter-in-law Crystal Pace; daughter Susan Oyler; son-in-law Ryan Oyler; son Buddy Utz; daughter-in-law Peggy Utz; daughter Christy Glaze; son Robert Harris; daughter-in-law Jennifer Harris; son Jerry Harris; daughter Sharon Mosher; and son-in-law Richard Mosher. Left to cherish her memory are at least 30 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Shirleen was preceded in death by her father and mother, Grady and Polly Baker. Also preceding her in death were her brother and sister; Johnny Mack Baker and Jerri Baker, sons; Willie Pace and Johnny Rufus Harris and a grandson, William Holliday.

Mrs. Harris was known as Mom to all who knew her and her favorite color was blue. Although she was unable to finish high school, she encouraged her children to finish their education. She loved to garden, to fish and loved cheering for Auburn. She worked as a clerk for Citgo. Mom loved to begin every morning with a cup of coffee.

A visitation for Frances will be held Monday, February 25, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home, 909 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL 36109, followed by a Celebration of Life from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Harris family.


  • Neal Smith, Husband
  • Mary Faulk, Daughter
  • Ronnie Stokes, Son-in-law
  • Grady Pace, Son
  • Crystal Pace, Daughter-in-law
  • Susan Oyler, Daughter
  • Ryan Oyler, Son-in-law
  • Buddy Utz, Son
  • Peggy Utz, Daughter-in-law
  • Christy Glaze, Daughter
  • Robert Harris, Son
  • Jennifer Harris, Daughter-in-law
  • Jerry Harris, Son
  • Sharon Mosher, Daughter
  • Richard Mosher, Son-in-law
  • Mom is also survived by at least 30 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Monday, February 25, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, February 25, 2019

Frances Shirleen Harris

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Tanya Bodiford, Long

February 23, 2019

I first met you in 1985. I was 12. You and your family was my neighbor. After meeting you and your children I always thought about,that nursery rhyme, Their was a woman who lived in a shoe had so many children she didn't know what to do. When getting to know you and the teenagers Willie, Mary and Bubba I knew the younger ones as well. Wow did I make a mistake about the rhyme. You knew exactly what to do. I never seen any of them hungry. You was the neighborhood mom if other kids was hungry they ate also. Your kids seemed very happy. Well rounded! I remember the young boys who wouldn't listen nor mind you. You would come out with the belt tell them they better get there tails in the house. You would stand by the door and as each one came by to go in each got a pop on the butt. They stopped acting up for a few days. Then out with the belt again you would come lol. Not meant to be bad memory. It's a wonderful memory! The younger children, could get a spanking and parents not be threatend of going to jail. You kids wasnt beaten! We were only neighbors for a year. But I can remember Shirleen, you and all your children came to my dad's funeral. We have seen each other over the years and it never failed we hugged and you made me feel like I was one of your children! And Johnny, we became friends as adults he was such a prankster! Great young man. I'm very sorry for the loss of your life. Sorry for all family! Even myself. I'll think of you often! Hope you know you left a great legacy behind! I know you will be missed dearly. I love you and always will! Rest in heaven sweet lady!

Johnny Harris jr

February 22, 2019

She was a good grandmother to us me. My sister Breeanna ginger and destiny Love u and more miss you love johnny