Margaret Anderson Harris

Published 11:17 am Monday, November 2, 2015

Margaret Anderson Harris, 87, of Asheboro, died at her residence on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.

Mrs. Harris was born April 17, 1928 in Winston-Salem, the daughter of Samuel Avery and Ina Roberts Anderson.She was a graduate of Mocksville High School and attended Draughan’s Business College in Winston-Salem. She was retired from the Internal Revenue Service.  She was a square dancing enthusiast and reader.  She was a lifelong Democrat and vocal supporter of liberal causes, especially social justice and racial equality. She was an open-minded person who rejected intolerance.

She was married to Ernest Lee Harris Sr., who preceded her in death.

Survivors: her children, Karen Harris Silver and husband Douglas of Palm Bay, Fla., Lee Harris and wife Sharon of Tuscon, Ariz., Robin Harris Coomes of Greensboro; grandchildren, Christopher Kirkman and wife Cindy, Stephanie Kirkman Williams and husband Todd, Matthew Kirkman, Ernie Harris and wife Ashley, Michael Coomes; and great-grandchildren, Alexis Kirkman, Carolyn Kirkman and Evelyn Rose Harris.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel conducted by the Rev. Ed Armfield. Burial followed in Guilford Memorial Park. The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday before the service.