Frances “Pat” Newbern Harris, age 98, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Brookdale Senior Living of Elizabeth City on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. She was born on July 1, 1920 in Elizabeth City, NC to the late William Benjamin Newbern, Sr. and Dorthea Grice Newbern. She was a graduate of Elizabeth City High School. She married William Stafford Harris on March 25, 1942 and was a homemaker and devoted mother. She was a lifelong member of Christ Episcopal Church.
Besides her parents and step-father Skinner A Chalk, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband of sixty-two years, William Stafford Harris “Bill,” and sister Virginia Chapin Britt of Annapolis, Maryland, and her brother William Benjamin Newbern, Jr. of Elizabeth City. She is survived by her two sons, William David Harris (Jane) and Stephen Stafford Harris (Helen); four grandchildren, David Brian Harris, John Stuart Harris, Adam Stafford Harris, and David Ryan Harris (Katelyn); and two great-grandchildren, Caden William Harris and Landon Kyle Beacham.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of Brookdale Senior Living for their kindness and loving care of their mother. We would especially like to thank Phyllis Fitzpatrick, Emma Wrighton, Yvette Johnikins, and Debbie Cole. The family would also like to thank Mackenzie Dickenson, Belinda Dotson, Angie Sandall, and Gloria Rountree of Albemarle Home Care and Hospice for their care and concern. We also would like to thank Dr. Michael Sutton for his many years of love and care.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Christ Episcopal Church officiated by The Reverend “Chip” Broadfoot, Rector. A reception for family and friends will immediately follow the service in the Church Parrish Hall. A private burial will be in Old Hollywood Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 200 South McMorrine Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Harris family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting http://www.TwifordFH.com.