Estelle Harper

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Estelle McLeod Masters Harper

SHREVEPORT, LA - Estelle McLeod Masters Harper (Sissy) died at home on July 5, 2013 after a lengthy illness.

Services celebrating the life of Mrs. Harper will be held Monday, July 8, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Shreveport, with Dr. Pat Day officiating. Burial to follow at Forest Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Osborn Funeral Home, 3631 Southern Avenue, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2013.

Mrs. Harper was born in Shreveport on August 21, 1944 to the late Flora Brown and Julian Penn Masters. She resided in Shreveport where she attended Southfield School and Byrd High School. She attended Winston Salem College in Winston Salem, NC and Centenary College where she graduated with a degree in education.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Sissy loved people and was a fiercely loyal friend. A true Southern lady, Sissy loved entertaining in her home, surrounded by friends. She was rarely seen without her needlepoint, and her friends were recipients of her loving handiwork. Sissy loved people, life and her church, where she was a member of the Prayer Ministry of First United Methodist. She was also active in numerous civic and social organizations; The Demoiselle Club, The Spring Street Museum, Mutual Fun Stock Syndicate, and The Cotillion Club where Sissy served as Ball Chairman in 1990.

She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Julian Penn Masters, Jr., and her husband, Douglas Dale Harper, Jr.

She is survived by her son, Douglas Dale Harper, III, and his wife, Wendy; two daughters, Sarah Harper Anderson and husband, Cole, and Penn Harper Harris and husband, Buck; eight grandchildren, John and Will Sibley, Mary Elizabeth Harper, Ann Estelle, Emily and Hank Anderson, Sarah Bailey and Harper Harris.

Serving as pallbearers are Cole Anderson, Buck Harris, John Sibley, Will Sibley, Bo Lockard, Scott Lawrence and Dr. Tom Colquitt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Clawson, Dr. Dean Griffen, Charlton Lyons, Leonard Selber, Gordon Clingan and Robert Jack.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 500 Common Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 or Southfield School, 1100 Southfield Rd, Shreveport, LA, 71106.

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Published in Shreveport Times from July 7 to July 8, 2013
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