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Theresa Ward Harris

1953 - 2021


Rock Hill – Mrs. Theresa Ward Harris, 67, died Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at her home.


The family will receive friends 6 – 8 pm Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Whitesell Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday at Whitesell Funeral Home with burial at the Catawba Ward Cemetery, 1989 Reservation Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.


A native of Rock Hill, SC Mrs. Harris was a daughter of the late Junius E. Ward and Irene Soles Ward.  She was a homemaker who will be remembered as a loving mother who loved and raised many.  She enjoyed playing Bingo and attending family reunions.  She was a member of the Cel-River Church of God and loved to drive fast cars.


Surviving is her husband, Leon Harris; a son, Leon Harris, Jr.; four daughters, Theresa Rabon (Tracy), Brandy Wilson (Scott), Jessica Fairfax, and Barbara Bryson; three brothers, Zellon Ward, Randy Ward, and Eddie Ward; six sisters, Brenda Laney, Myra Gainey, Pam Gainey, Jacky Sanders, Mary Pratt, and Pam Gillespie; 22 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Raymond Harris and Stanley Bryson; a daughter, Wendy Purvis; a brother, Bobby Ward; and a sister, Linda Harris.


Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place • Memphis, TN 38105. 


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Denise Knight

April 24, 2021 9:38 PM

Theresa , was always a JOY to be with her LAUGHTER WAS CONTAGIOUS , always had the best of times with her . Praying for you all at this DIFFICULT TIME

marlene pittman

April 23, 2021 8:45 AM

In earlier yrs going to school with Theresa was always eventful b/c she was so feisty & could handle just about anything that came her way.She loved her family,protected them anyway she could. She took pride in her cooking & would share the food she cooked but not her recipes.When Brandy was working @ LPA she brought in dressing from a Thanksgiving dinner that Theresa had made,Once she found out that staff took bites of it & liked it, the very next day we had a big pan of her dressing.So with this being said she shared with others not just her family. From what I was told she was still feisty right up until the end but that was Theresa.
Cherish your memories & stay strong for each other especially Leon.
Thoughts & Prayers to each of you
Marlene Pittman

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