Elizabeth Sour Harris McBride
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SHREVEPORT, LA - Elizabeth Sour Harris McBride was born Feb 15, 1927 in Shreveport, LA. She passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at Osborn Funeral Home followed by a Rosary in the Chapel. A Funeral Mass will begin a 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 22, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father Joe Kallookalam. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery on Saint Vincent.
She was a lifelong resident of Shreveport. She was a 1943 graduate of C. E. Byrd High School, a graduate of Meadows-Draughon Business College, and she attended LSUS Foreign Studies Program at Oxford in London, England for three summers. At St. Pius she was a Eucharistic Minister, served on the Parish Council and was past president of the Ladies Guild. She also attended Trinity Heights Baptist Church with her husband John T. McBride.
Active in community affairs, she was a member and past president of the North Highlands Women's Club. She served on Mayor Hussey's Women's Commission, was active with the American Red Cross Health Fair, and past president and founding member of North Highlands Chapter of AARP. She also served as AARP Health Advocate for seven Northwest Louisiana Parishes. For seventeen years she alternated being a room mother for each of her children. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and a Brownie Leader. She also served as an Assistant Girl Scout Leader and 4-H Leader.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Jesse B. Harris; and later by her second husband, John T. McBride. She was also preceded in death by two of her sisters, Adele Hoisington and Ethel Lockard; her brother, Art Sour; and by a granddaughter, Jennifer Grammar. She is survived by her children, Richard Harris and wife, Phyllis, Rebecca Collier and husband, Sam, Jesse Harris, Randolph Harris, Roxanne Douglas and husband, Mike, and John T. McBride, Jr. She leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. She also leaves her sisters, Delores Jaudon of Clayton California and Louise Pasquier of Shreveport; and brother, John and wife, Twyla of Lakeway, Texas.
Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Keeth and Pete Ezell.
A special thanks to Amedisys Hospice and to her devoted caregivers Linda, Tammy, Sharon, Gail and Dede. Also, special thanks to Trinity Heights Baptist Church and to the St. Pius Ladies Guild for their continual love and support.
Osborn Funeral Home - Shreveport
3631 Southern Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104
Published in Shreveport Times from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2013