There’s a very special garden, Where the trees of memory grow,
Nurtured by the kindness and concern that good friends show.
The roots are cherished memories, Of good times in the past.
The branches tender promises that souls endure and last.
It’s a place of peace and beauty, where bright new hopes can start,
It’s memory’s lovely garden that soothes the hurting heart.
Today we pause to pay tribute to the LIFE, LOVE and LEGACY of Deaconess Katie Lee High Webb Harris, who was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.
Katie graced the earth with her angelic presence on Monday, August 20, 1945. She was born to the parentage of the late Winfield and Karetha Powell High in Northampton County, North Carolina. Katie soon matured into a sweet and compassionate lady. Her education was obtained through the public schools of Northampton County; graduating from Gumberry High School. She believed in God; the Father Almighty, who created heaven and earth. Katie possessed strong faith in Christ and did not waiver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, always acknowledging his presence. Having God as an integral part of her upbringing, Katie accepted Christ as her Lord and savior, early in life and joined Gaston Missionary Baptist Church of Gaston, North Carolina. She later united in Christian Fellowship with Jerusalem Baptist Church of Emporia, Virginia, where her spiritual gifts were strengthened and love for God deepened. While on her spiritual journey, Katie graciously served as a Missionary and was later consecrated as a Deaconess. She held this ordination in very high regard, as he was often called upon for guidance and wisdom.
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences and penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” (Maya Angelou) Early in life, Katie found love when she met and married, Louis Webb. This union was blessed with the birth of three sons. She was a loving mother to her children and caring grandmother to her grandchildren. In 2004, she united in Holy Matrimony to Frank Harris. This union formed a bond that was inseparable.
Katie enjoyed spending quality time with her family. Her hobbies include reading her bible and solving cross word puzzles. She spent a great part of her life, nurturing her family and enriching the lives of many within her community and abroad. Katie was a second mother to her younger siblings, whom she loved dearly. Not a day would go by, without a phone call from her.
“...Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1: 9) Katie had a very strong work ethic. For many years, she was employed with J. P. Stevens Textiles Mill of Roanoke Rapids. She was later employed as a Nurse’s Aide, at Hampton Manor Assisted Living Center of Gaston, North Carolina. Her qualities of hard work, fear of God, respect she had for her husband, foresight, encouragement, care for others, concern for the poor and love for her family, all led her to a life of enjoyment, honor and worth.
In recent years, Katie became a member of the J. W. Faison Senior Club of Jackson and Chaloner Senior Club of Roanoke Rapids - having served as the Secretary for several years. As a member of these senior clouds, Katie had the opportunity to travel both locally and abroad. Although her health posed many challenges, she didn't’ let it stop her. During these times, she met lots of new people; nurturing friendships that would last a lifetime.
After the clouds, the sunshine; after the winter, the spring; After the shower, the rainbow; for life is a changeable thing. After the night, the morning, bidding all darkness cease, After life’s cares and sorrows, the comfort and sweetness of peace.” On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, God in His infinite wisdom, lifted Katie Lee High Webb Harris from this world of sin, sorrow and pain, to a place of eternal rest. In addition to her parents, she is now reunited with her loved ones who have gone on before: first husband, Louis Webb; daughter-in-law, Kassandra Webb; granddaughter, Deondra Givens and brother, Kevin High.
Your life was full of loving deeds, forever thoughtful of our special needs. Today and tomorrow, our whole life through, we will always love and cherish you. Her sweet spirit, caring heart and generosity will long be remembered by all those whose lives she touched. We who remain, struck by the bitter pain of death, but satisfied with the promise made by God, that He would wipe all tears from our eyes: her loving and devoted husband, Frank Harris; three sons, Darryl (Alvina), Randall (fiancee’, Nicole) and Edwin (Lorretta) Webb; nine grandchildren, Latia, Nakia, Starish, Dayzell, Ashley, Katara, Charlette, Damion (Deena) and Rodrick; eight great-grandchildren, Tariq, Tanyla, Tajiyanna, Messiah, Ahkia, Mekhi, Deron and Jalen; four sisters, Thelma (James) Dorsey, Carolyn (Michael) Powell, Rhonda (Randy) Turner and Karen (Tony) Squire; brother, John High; brothers-in-law, Linwood and Danny Harris; sisters-in-law, Rutia Harris and Donna K. High; aunt, Pocahontas Powell; sister-at-heart, Bertha Webb; godchildren, Tamiaka, Wanda and William; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Deaconess Harris' tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.
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