The Life of Patsy Ann Harris

Patsy Ann Harris

Longtime Drexel Hill resident
On Sunday, December 24, 2017, Patsy Ann Harris went to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 80 years.  Pat’s faith as a Christian was a constant in her life and one that she shared with family and friends.

Children and grandchildren were Pat’s great love.  She will forever be remembered by her children, Robert T. Harris III, Elizabeth A. Erickson, Laura J. Helwig and John W. Harris.  Her beloved grandchildren, Ashley M. Erickson, Danielle E. Erickson, Zachary A. Helwig, Dean A. Helwig, Garrett J. Erickson, Sarah M. Harris, Jacob W. Helwig, Lauren N. Harris, Nathanael J. Harris, and Allie E. Harris, will cherish memories with their Grandmom.  She is predeceased by her husband, Robert T. Harris, Jr.

Patsy Ann was born to Esther and Loraine Shellenberger in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on October 25, 1937. She graduated from Tuscarora High School and went to Temple University before getting married.  She raised her family in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.  Pat was active as PTA President at Aronimink School, Garden Club President and Dental Auxiliary member. She served as a Sunday School teacher, deaconess, trustee and on mission committees at Drexel Hill Baptist Church.  Her love of children guided her career as a nursery school teacher at Drexel Hill Baptist Nursery School and in later years worked as a medical administrative assistant at Pulmonology Associates at Lankenau Hospital.  Pat was passionate about gardening and was known to bring flowers to friends and neighbors.  Ocean City, on the Jersey Shore, was a great love, especially when family visited.  She will be remembered for watching western movies, enjoying crafts and her Christmas decorations.

A quiet family service of remembrance and celebration of life will be held at Toppitzer Funeral Home in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.

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