Nettie Mae Harris, 96, passed away peacefully at home on May 28, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Isle of Wight County, VA on January 5, 1917, she was the daughter of the late John Bracklen Butler and Eula Mae Johnson Butler. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren, working hard during the Great Depression to make sure they were provided for. She worked as a seamstress, making canvas tents, awnings and boat canvases for the Virginia Tent Company and Hogshire Company. For as many years as she could, she attended Calvary Assembly of God on Providence Road. She loved her Lord, and when she couldn’t attend church personally, loved watching several television evangelists.
She is survived by two sons, Eddie Rudolph Bailey and Hassell J. Harris, Jr. and his wife, Jackie; a son-in-law, Paul Morioni; four granddaughters, Nora Jeane Holm and her husband, Burton, Veronica Renee Morioni, Kellie Harris Hopkins and her husband, Joshua, and Karen Harris Marslender and her husband, Danny; two grandsons, Kenneth Wayne Morioni and his wife, Vicki, and Clay Harris and his wife, Jennifer; ten great-granddaughters, Kristi M. Hammond, Morgan Hopkins, Katie Hopkins, Annie Harris, Rene Morioni, Ashley Vaillancourt, Melissa Burgess, Sidney Marslender Madison Marslender and Averi Marslender; seven great-grandsons, Matthew B. Holm, Harrison Hopkins, Paul Morioni, Blake Leonard, Tyler Harris, Harrison Hopkins, and Eli Harris; two great-great-granddaughters, Elizabeth and Annabelle Hammond; three great-great-grandsons, Tyrell Mitchell, and Brandon, and Cory Pinkney; a special niece, Virginia “Big Sissy” Blamire; an “adopted” grandson, “John-Boy” Recine; and numerous other nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Nettie Mae is predeceased by a daughter, Nettie Mae Morioni; two sons, Maurice Eugene Bailey and Ernest Ray Bailey; five sisters, Eunice, Virginia, Lottie, Julia, and Mattie Butler; and five brothers, Crawley, Johnny, Marcus, Harry, and LeRoy Butler.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 1st at 10 a.m. at Rosewood Memorial Park. Friends are welcome to join the family after the service at her home. The family suggests donations in Nettie’s memory to be made to the Wounded Warrior Project because so many of her family members have served in our armed forces.
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