Harriet passed away on August 31st after a brief illness. Harriet grew up in Provencal, LA, with her family where she learned the core values as a child and continued to practice throughout her life. She was always positive, kind, generous, thoughtful, caring, loving and charming. She graduated from Provencal High School and Northwestern University.
Harriet was a shining light to everyone she met and shared her sparkle and joy with them. She had a zest for life, an infectious smile and laugh that was also contagious. It was pure joy to be in her presence. She loved life, entertaining, traveling spending time with family and friends. Harriet resided at River Wilderness Golf and Country Club in Bradenton, FL and would enjoy spending summers at their Cottage in Westport, MA. At River Wilderness Harriet, was part of the Women’s Golf League, champion player at the club, and was bookkeeper for the Villas. She was also a previous member of Mohawk Golf Club in Niskayuna, NY. In addition, she enjoyed her friends, bunco group and red hat society ladies. Baking for her family was also something Harriet loved doing especially for her grandchildren and making them each their favorites.
She is pre-deceased by her parents, Nezzie Nichols Foshee(mother) and Coleman Foshee (father), her brothers, Billy Ray, Wayne, Charles and Jerry, Meade Miller and sister-in-law Linda Miller. She is also predeceased by her husband, Andrew W. Wood. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Phelan, brothers Oscar, Bob Miller and sister-in-law Mary Ann Miller; children, Alesia, Diane, Thomas and Michael and her step children Jim (Debbie) Phelan, Kelly (David) Barnhart, Kathleen Phelan (Tony Catalanotto), Tom (Carol) Wood, Diane Wood, David (Kathy) Wood; grandchildren Alexandra (Jon Nocera) Palmier, Natalie Mannarino (James Northup), Nickolas Mannarino, Tyler and Michael Phelan, and Jack Barnhart, who were all her pride, joy and heart. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews including spouses whom she loved unconditionally and enjoyed.
Harriet loved and cherished her family and friends and traveling to visit them. It was a privilege and honor to have her in our lives. We raise a glass and toast to you and thank you for all you have done for us. We celebrate and love you.
Those honored to be pallbearers will be Tom Palma, Michael Palma, Bob Miller, Lyle Miller, and Gary Foshee.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Provencal Building Fund. P. O. Box 309 Provencal, LA 71468.
Visitation will be Friday night, September 17th, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm at First Baptist Church of Provencal, Provencal, LA and again on Saturday from 8 am until 10 am at the church. A service to honor her life will be held at 10 am on Saturday the 18th at First Baptist Provencal. Interment will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Vowells Mill, LA.Read More