WORCESTER – Nellie B. (Hart) Harris, 97, died peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Lutheran Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Worcester. Nellie was born in Macon, GA, the second of four daughters to Boston and Gracie (King) Hart.
Nellie and her family relocated to Philadelphia, PA at an early age and was raised there. She later moved to New York City, where she was raised by her aunt, Emily Mallette.
Nellie moved to Worcester following her marriage to her late husband, Harold L. Harris, Jr., who preceded her in death in 2003. She worked for many years as secretary for the former Mechanics Bank, Worcester. She was an excellent baker and cook. Nellie will be remembered for the quiet demeaner, her sense of elegance and her love of her family.
She will be forever loved and missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Harold L. Harris III and his wife, Barbara of Worcester; her two grandsons, Harold L. Harris IV and his wife, Shauna of Marlborough and Marc A. Harris and his wife, Marilena of Huntsville, AL; two great granddaughters, four great great grandchildren; her niece, Nedra Crawford of Bear, DE; her two nephews, Ronald Grant of New York, NY and Barry L. Watson of Louisville, KY. She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Doris Harris, who was like the daughter she never had, and her sisters, Reever C. Crawford, Margaret Grant and Corine Watson. Nellie's family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the Lutheran Care Center for their devoted and loving care shown to Nellie during her time there.
Nellie's family will be celebrating her life with a graveside service on Tuesday, May 26th at 11 a.m. in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. To share a memory or leave an online condolence for the family, please sign the guestbook on this page.