Mary Catharine "Mary Kate" Johnson Harris

brother, Carlton Johnso0n and wife, Jackie of JamestowenMary Catharine "Mary Kate" Johnson Harris, 90, of McLaurin Road, Siler City died Monday, November 11, 2019 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Harris was born in Chatham County on January 21, 1929 the daughter of Willie Roberson and Mary Buckner Johnson. Mary Kate was an active member of Meroney United Methodist Church, a homemaker who enjoyed sewing and was a nurse and caregiver for family members, offering compassion and support to the family in a time of need.

Mary Kate was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Harris; brothers, Bill and Larry Johnson; sisters, Claudine Gates, infant twins May and Fay Johnson.

She is survived by daughter: Phyllis H. Wilkie (Robert) of Liberty; son: Larry Harris (Nancy) of Siler City; brother, Carlton Johnson (Jackie) of Jamestown; grandchildren, Brad Wilkie (Dana) of Benson, NC, Larry Harris, Jr., Lee Harris, Jody Harris (Jessica) all of Siler City, NC, Landon Hart and Craig Hart (Ann) of Gulf; great-grandchildren, Peyton and Blakeley Wilkie; Special Caregiver, Sabrina Inman.

The family will receive friends Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Meroney United Methodist Church, 10568 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek. The funeral will follow Sunday at 2:00 PM at Meroney United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Meroney United Methodist Church, 10568 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC 27207.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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