Whitney Mechelle Harris

Whitney Mechelle Harris, 35, passed away on January 9, 2018.

She was born on May 14, 1982 and was the daughter of Mr. Larry Harris and Mrs. Wanda Harris of Crossett.

Whitney was a member of Gates Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Crossett. She was a member of class number five, led by Mrs. Gwendolyn Harris. As a youth, Whitney was all about doing good and being active. She was a member of the young people and children’s division of the Women’s Missionary Society where she participated on all levels, local, area, conference and Episcopal. Besides being on the membership roster, she sang in the choir and worked on the junior usher board. As a young adult, Whitney was capped at the East Arkansas Conference in 2010, as a member of the Young Women’s Initiatives of the Women’s Missionary Society.

She was a 2001 graduate of Crossett High School where she was team manager of the basketball team and captain of the flag team. Whitney also graduated from Pulaski Tech with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and in 2010 received a CNA License.

Whitney loved make-up and being an inspiration to others as a make-up artist. She was also an avid New Orleans Saints fan.

She is preceded in death by her son, Gabriel James Albert Berry; paternal grandparents, Mr. Aaron Harris, Jr. and Mrs. Jessie M. Harris; adopted grandmother, Mrs. Estella Reed; and her favorite aunt, Mrs. Mechelle Hubbard Harris.

She leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Mr. Larry Harris and Mrs. Wanda Harris of Crossett; a sister, Ms. Arecia Harris of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandmother, Mrs. Vera Givens of Conway; five nephews, Mr. Julian Craig, Mr. Sonwello Lewis, Jr., Mr. Motavious Harris, Mr. Trey Harris, and Mr. Chaynce Harris all of Tulsa, Olahoma; two godsisters, Mrs. Tracey Mosley Howard and Ms. Leslie Moslely Griffin; and a host of special uncles, aunts, and cousins.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Thursday, January 18 at 11 a.m. at Gates Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 305 West Third Avenue in Crossett with Rev. Harriel D. White, III officiating.

Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.