Nellie Elizabeth Montgomery Harris

Published 4:29 pm Friday, October 2, 2020

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Nellie Elizabeth Montgomery Harris, 90, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, October 2, 2020, at Signature Health Care after an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Roosevelt and Della Rae Cook Montgomery.
Mrs. Harris was a retired employee of Leon-Ferenbach, having retired in 1995. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She loved to quilt, sew and work in her garden.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Brownlow Harris Jr., who passed away October 8, 2002, and by four brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her children, Elizabeth Kay (Paul David) Cox, Elizabethton, and William Gary Harris, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Gary Ben Harris, Johnson City, and James A. Harris, Elizabethton; one great-granddaughter, Autumn Harris; one sister, Sarah Reed; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday, October 5, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Evangelist Phillip Reed officiating. Music will be provided by Pastor Phillip Reed and Terry and Amy Belisle. The graveside service and interment will be at noon Tuesday, October 6, in the Whitehead Cemetery, Butler. Active pallbearers will be Daniel Montgomery, Ronald Reed and others selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff at Signature Health Care and the staff of Caris Hospice, family and friends for all the support and care she received. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral chapel is serving the Harris family.

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