OBITUARY

Mary Loretta (Lewis) Harris

July 14, 1939May 20, 2020
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Mary Loretta Harris has had a brand new beginning. In the early hours on the morning of May 20, 2020, Mary gained her wings. She was surrounded by her loved ones. Mary was born on July 14, 1939 in Marthaville, LA to Lillie Almetia Evitt and Leo Alvin Lewis. She was a loving wife, mother, granny, great-granny, sister, and aunt.

Mary adored her three sons, but her passion was for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to spoil them so much. She loved going to their ball games, shopping, and going out to eat. She especially loved spending time with her baby sister, Lou. Mary worked for AT&T for 30 years before retiring.

Mary has been reunited in heaven with her husbands, Raymond Hughes and Max Harris; her parents; step-son, Michael Harris; grandchild, Odie Harris; four brothers, Corbert Lewis and his wife Gerthie, Elbert Lewis, Herbert Lewis, and Bill Lewis; sister, Emma Jean Driggers and her husband Dick; and brother-in-law, Boyce Pearson.

Left to cherish Mary's memory are her three sons, Douglas Ayers, Sr. and wife Shanna, John John Hughes, Michael Hughes and his wife Tammy; grandchildren, Amber Ayers Bynog and her husband Shawn, Jennifer Ayers Bossinger and her husband Joe, Buster Ayers, Cassie Ayers Birmingham and her husband Brandon, Bailey Hughes Collins and her husband Chris, and Hayden Hughes; 21 great-grandchildren and one on the way; step-children, Sandi Peace and her children Mike, Pam, Katie, Terry Harris and his wife Bridgette, and their child Adam, Ricky Harris and his wife Janis, and their children, Ethan and Josh; sister, Louetta Pearson; sister-in-law, Carolyn Lewis; her beloved dog, Reagan, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Mary will be held Friday, May 22, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Rd, Shreveport, LA 71108. A graveside service will be held for Mary on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 11:00 am at Centuries Memorial Park in the Pavilion with Cathy Driggers Johnston presiding. Serving as pallbearers will be Buster Ayers, Hayden Hughes, Bubba Gilcrease, Robert Hall, Jimbo Johnston, and Josh Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Cason Ayers, Jordyn Ayers, Adriauna Ayers, and Jesse Bynog.

The family would like to thank Shanna Ayers for taking care of Mary for the last three years as they greatly appreciate all she has done. They would also like to thank Willis-Knighton Hospice and the nurses that cared for Mary: Monica, Kimberly, Cynthia, Linda, and chaplain, Brother Casey.

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

Services

  • Family Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memories

Mary Loretta (Lewis) Harris

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Bernadette Story

May 23, 2020

Mary is with Gid. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Love and cerish her memory.

I love you all,
Bernadette Story and Elisa James

Marlene Procell

May 22, 2020

My deepest sympathy to you and your family

Wayne Branam

May 22, 2020

May God Bless you through this. I’m praying for y’all. Love you Mike & John

Kay Garrison

May 22, 2020

I am so thankful that I could call Mary my friend! I worked with her at ATT and we were close friends. She had a heart of Gold and was one of the sweetest ladies I had the pleasure to know.She was a precious mother that loved her family. Blessings to you- her precious children and grandchildren- I know she will be missed. I Love You sweet Friend πŸ™
Thank you for touching my
Life, I Love You, Kay πŸ™πŸ™

Mavis Young

May 22, 2020

Worked at At&t we were all family. My thoughts and prayers with your family and friends. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Angela Glass Woodard

May 21, 2020

Thinking of this sweet family I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers are going up .

Denise and Steve Desadier

May 21, 2020

Our Deepest Sympathy for your loss.
We knew Granny through family friends, and Every time we saw her she was such a joy to be around. Granny is in Heaven now with Our Lord! Even though she will be so truly missed, she is in a better place and we rejoice for her!!
Steve and I send love and prayers for Cassie and Shanna and the whole family!

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