Ms. Elma R. Harris, daughter of the late Paul and Jennie Riggsbee, was born April 10, 1945 in Orange County, North Carolina. She departed this life on Monday, April 11, 2022, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Elma attended Lincoln High School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was employed by the Durham Public Schools as a Bus Driver, where she retired after 27 years of dedicated service. Elma enjoyed being outdoors in her garden, watching her favorite tv shows, completing word search books and spending time with her loved ones. Because of her love for family, many of the family cookouts took place at her home, where she would sit on the porch and “supervise”. Elma was also known for walking around the house with the cordless phone in her night gown pocket.
Elma was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Jennie Riggsbee; her brothers, Elie Riggsbee and Joseph L. Riggsbee; and her sisters, Louise Bradshaw and Frances Burnette.
She leaves to cherish fond memories, four daughters: Jeanette Riggsbee, Jacqueline Wilson, Nina Harris and Kathleen Fearrington; two sons: Jack Harris (Carrie) and Michael Harris (Angela McNeill); two sisters: Cinderella Riggsbee and Isabelle Laney; one brother: Paul Riggsbee Jr.; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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