Clementine Mayhue Harris

Clementine Mayhue Harris

December 19, 1944 – December 10,2020

Clementine Mayhue Harris was born on December 19, 1944, and transitioned on December 10, 2020.  Clementine was the oldest child born to the late Burien & Rebecca Mayhue of Jackson Springs, North Carolina, and the oldest grandchild of the late George and Daisy Mayhue. Clementine was also the grandchild of the late Tom and Mary Malloy. 

Clementine met, dated, and married the late Curtis Harris, Jr.  To this union, two children were born.  

Clementine attended Peabody School in Troy, North Carolina.  After graduation, she received an associate degree from Durham Business College in Durham, North Carolina.

Clem, as she was affectingly called, worked and retired from Montgomery County Schools after 34 years of service. She met, worked, and maintained a lasting friendship with co-workers even after retirement. They called her the “Life of the party.”  Her passion was her students and helping them in any way.

Clem was a social butterfly. She enjoyed working in her community. There was no task too big or too small….she would get the job done.Clem joined Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church early in her life and worked faithfully for years. During this time, she taught Sunday School, conducted Vacation Bible School, served on the Missionary Board, co-chaired the YPCL with  Brother Franklin McQueen, and was a faithful member of the Calvary Gospel Singers. She also served as the president of the Cape Fear & Southwestern Conference Ushers for many years. As president of the Conference Ushers, Wednesday night services were directed and executed by Clem. She also served on the Conference Hospitality Committee. Overall, Clem enjoyed fellowshipping with various churches and organizations. She was a part of the Women of God Outreach Ministry and served plates for Thanksgiving from her home for multiple years. Clem was an Eastern Star and served as a Worthy Matron for years. 

Clem was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Carl Mayhue (Pauline) and Bernard Mayhue (Diane M Bennett).

Clem leaves to cherish her memories, her only daughter, Minister Jacqueline Renee Harris of the home;  a son, Calvin Lamont Harris of Aberdeen, North Carolina;  two sisters, Earline Mayhue and Sharon Smith (Jim), both of Jackson Springs, North Carolina; two brothers, Charles Fredrick Mayhue (Margie) of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Herbert Lee Smith (Deirdrea) of Washington, DC;  one sister-in-law, Jean Gaddy of Dry Creek, North Carolina;  one brother-in-law,  Melvin Harris of Stone Mountain, Georgia; a godson, Apostle Clarence Taylor ( Charlotte); prayer partners and close friends, Temeka Banks and Evangelist M. McKenzie; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends who were all very dear to her.

Clem will always be remembered for her sassy ways, her conversation, helping people, and her smile. She will forever be in our hearts.

Family contact information:

Jacqueline Renee Harris (Daughter)
1519 Windblow Road
Jackson Springs, NC 27281


There will not be a viewing or walk-thru.

Elite Funeral Services Inc
125 High Street, Ellerbe, NC 28338

Graveside Service

Piney Grove FWB Church
2560 Windblow Road, Ellerbe, NC 28338
December 17, 2020 - 2 pm

21 Condolences

  • Cori Mayhue Posted December 14, 2020 9:10 pm

    Beautiful memories are kept of you Aunt Clem! We loved you dearly and you will greatly be missed.

  • BEVERLY A HARRIS Posted December 14, 2020 10:36 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
    Hubert Harris & Family and Peggie Harris Smith & Family

  • Banks & McKenzie Family Posted December 14, 2020 10:36 pm

    We are going to miss you Clem! Your talks, laughs, smiles, hugs, and the love you really showed to us. We love you so much but God needed you with him. May your loving memories be with us forever!! RIH and we will forever love you!!!

  • Apostle Clarence Taylor & 1st Lady Charlotte Taylor Posted December 14, 2020 10:45 pm

    We send our prayers and sympathy to Minister Jacqueline Harris & family!! We ask that God comfort you and know that God makes no mistakes. May Mrs. Clementine memories bring that joy and peace you may need forever more!! May God love comfort your hearts!! With much sympathy!!!

  • New Beginning Restoration Ministries Posted December 14, 2020 10:49 pm

    Our sympathy and love to you Minister Jacqueline Harris!! May Gods comfort be with you through this time and thereafter! Mrs. Clementine Harris will never be forgotten and will live in our hearts forever!!

  • Joseph Bowden Posted December 15, 2020 1:23 am

    You be miss, thank you for your great teaching and love, I will always be grateful for knowledge and love and care you gave in school, in person and church.

  • Belford Baptist Church Posted December 15, 2020 2:29 am

    Prayer and condolences for the family. We will forever cherish the kindness and support of our Sister. Rest in the Lord Sister Harris.

  • Marsha Reynolds Posted December 15, 2020 8:24 am

    Clem was a “ray of sunshine” in school while teaching with her. She was always positive and happy.! The students and staff loved her. She will be missed but not forgotten .My sincere condolences to Renee and Lamont .❤️

  • Cheryl Kelly Posted December 15, 2020 11:40 am

    My deepest condolences to Renee and the family. Sweet Clementine will truly be missed. Her beautiful smile and great personality. Rest in Heaven my friend. 💙

  • Hector McNair Posted December 15, 2020 12:20 pm

    You will be greatly missed. A life full of joy and happiness for everyone she met.

  • Sharon Townsend Tillman Posted December 15, 2020 9:19 pm

    I send my condolences to the family. Mrs. Clementine was such a sweet lady. She always greeted me with a smile, a hug and some encouragement.. I enjoyed seeing her even years later after school. I will treasure the fond memories.

  • Hildda Pemberton Posted December 15, 2020 9:42 pm

    My prayer are with you Renee. Clem was truly one of a kind. She loved life and it was always a joy to be in her company. Please remember the words of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. It will give you comfort.

  • Anthony and Pamela Maynor Posted December 16, 2020 12:53 pm

    Clem you will be missed by all. You never met a stranger. I will always treasure the memories. You are gone but not forgotten. It is time for you to take your rest. Renee our prayers are with you and your family.

  • Tessie Taylor, Southern Pines, NC Posted December 16, 2020 4:28 pm

    So sorry to see that my friend has transitioned. God understands and takes care of us in all things. I will never forget her pleasant smile, willingness to help and her unwavering encouragement and support. Grateful to have had this lovely lady in my life. The Women of God team will certainly miss this link of our circle.

  • Pastor Ray &Teresa Smith Posted December 16, 2020 5:27 pm

    My precious Ms priss is how we greeted each other. I always found so much admiration in your character(real). I loved you, but God loved you more. Heaven has gained another angel.

  • Arthur Frye Posted December 16, 2020 5:46 pm

    Sister Harris was one of a kind and was always a joy to be in her presence. You will be greatly miss by many.

  • Brenda Little and Family Posted December 16, 2020 8:53 pm

    Mrs. Harris will be truly missed. Absent from the body but present with the Lord.

  • Pastor Ren & Maria Lee and the K.F.E.C. Family Posted December 16, 2020 9:07 pm

    My darling Mrs. Clementine It was always a JOY to be in your presence. Your Smile! Your Love! Your Big Heart! you always made me smile even the last time I saw you and you were not feeling good you still brought JOY and made Me SMILE. You will be greatly missed. Ren & Maria Lee

  • Patricia & Thomas McCain Posted December 17, 2020 9:39 am

    Ms. Clem was a joy to be around she always had such sweet words to tell me each time she saw me no matter when or what she had kindness in heart. She will be missed greatly. Rest on in your new home.
    The McCains

  • `Andrea Marshall Posted December 17, 2020 11:06 am

    I really enjoyed working with Mrs. Harris. Her smile was genuine and she could make you laugh. i will never forget her. Condolences to you Renee and family.
    RIP Clem in your heavenly home.
    Andrea Patterson Marshall

  • Beth Bailey Posted December 17, 2020 3:45 pm

    Many prayers and love for the family of my sister from another mother. Clem was my right hand for many years and I was so blessed to have her as well as were the students and other staff she worked with. I became a part of her sweet family and for that I am truly blessed. Clem was one of a kind and will forever be in my heart and my wonderful memories!❤️

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