Ruth Burleson Harris, age 87, of Black Mountain, North Carolina, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Rosehill Retirement Center in Marion. The daughter of the late Robert and Bonnie Young Burleson, she was born in Avery County, North Carolina on August 13, 1932.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Roland Harris (2007); one brother, Buster Burleson; and one sister, Alma Hughes.
A member of First Baptist Church of Black Mountain, Ruth, an avid cook and baker, was known for her red cake and chocolate pie. Having loved her family, she was a devoted wife and mother. Not only did Ruth love her family, but she truly loved the Lord.
She is survived by two sons, Bryan Harris (Harriett Thomas) of Marion and David Harris (Kim) of Leeds, Alabama; six grandchildren, Lauren, Brittany, Alexis, Seth, Nicholas and Jake; and two great grandchildren, Bentley and Lola. Ruth is also survived by a special nephew, Robert Hughes along with several other nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Black Mountain. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., prior to the service at the church. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., following the service, at the Western Carolina Veterans Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her late husband, Walter.
Flowers are acceptable and appreciated. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Ruth’s memory are asked to consider, Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, North Carolina 28043 or by visiting www.hocf.org.
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Hospice of Rutherford County
P.O. Box 336, Forest City NC 28043