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