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Earnestine McBride Harris

Earnestine McBride Harris

SHREVEPORT, LA - Funeral services for Mrs. Earnestine McBride Harris, 69, will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on Friday, July 25, 2014.

Earnestine passed away on July 22, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. She was born October 1, 1944 to Roy McBride, Sr. and Ella Lee Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Harris; daughter, Clotille Louise Raphiel; father, Roy McBride Sr.; mother, Ella Lee Williams, aunt, Lucy Booker, and three brothers and three sisters.

Earnestine accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. At the time of passing, she was a faithful member of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. She will be remembered by those who knew her as a kind, generous, and caring person who loved the Lord.

Earnestine became a Licensed Practical Nurse in the late seventies and later earned her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Grambling State University in 1991. She served over 30 years at Louisiana State University Medical Center as a devoted and highly regarded nurse and mentor for all of those who crossed her path.

She leaves her legacy to be cherished by daughters Linda Morris (Davis), Etta R. Angton (Richard), Tammi Pegues (Albert); her beloved son Charles R. Harris; four step-sons and two step-daughters; sister, Dorothy Williams (John), brother, Sam Wallace, god-daughter Susan Jones and best friend Thelma Mosely. She is also survived by an adoring group of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

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Heavenly Gates Funeral Home
1339 Jewell Street Shreveport, LA 71101
318-222-8010

Published in Shreveport Times on July 25, 2014
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