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Patricia Anne "Pat" Harris

April 2, 1933 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 87)

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Patricia Ann “Pat” Harris, age 87 passed away Tuesday February 16 2021, at Our Lady of the Valley.

Pat was born in Bedford Virginia on April 2, 1933. She was raised and attended school in Bedford before moving to Richmond Virginia. She relocated to Cloverdale Virginia in 1968 where she resided until moving to Our Lady of the Valley retirement community. She was the daughter of the late Paul O. and Mary E. Isreal Forbes.

Pat was a homemaker and loving caretaker of her husband, children and extended family. She never knew a stranger and had the “gift of gab”. She was one of those souls that was truly kind at heart. She was very proud of being Deaconess Emeritus at Green Hill Church of the Brethren. Pat enjoyed crossword puzzles, cake baking and coloring.

In addition to her parents Pat was preceded in death by her husband Norman L “Mickey” Harris. She is survived by her sons and daughter; Daniel Fowler and Anita Painter of Lexington, Michael Fowler of Forest, Patrick and Christine Fowler of Lynchburg, Clarence “Earnie” and Stacy Harris of Blue Ridge and Jenny Harris Ledikwe of Gaborone, Botswana, Twelve grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, Brother, Paul “Bud” Forbes of Buchanan, Sisters in law Dorothy Barnett of Salem, Joyce Harris of Cloverdale and Special Friends Diane Fowler of Goodview and Tonya Smoot of Roanoke.

A celebration of a life well lived will be at 3:00 pm Saturday February 20 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road, Daleville Virginia 24083. Pastor Mike Varner will officiate. Burial will be at Daleville Cemetery immediately following. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. For those that have concerns regarding social distancing due to Covid-19 Pat’s service will be livestreamed at www.rader-funeralhome.com/tributes/Patricia-Harris.

Pat’s family suggest memorial contributions be made to Green Hill Church of the Brethren, 2699 Harborwood Road, Salem Virginia 24153.

Online condolences may be made to Pat’s family at www.rader-funeralhome.com.

Click here to view a webcast of the service on 2/20/2021 at 03:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time.

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February 20, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083

Celebration of Life
February 20, 2021

3:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083

Video is available for this event


Daleville Cemetery
Roanoke Road
Daleville, VA 24083


Green Hill Church of the Brethren
2699 Harborwood Road, Salem VA 24153

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