In Loving

Sara P. Harris

Apr 27, 1930 – Mar 03, 2013

Sara P. Harris, 82, of Spotsylvania County, passed away Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013 at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.Sara was born on April 27, 1930 in Fluvanna County to the late Cecil J. and Mary Talley Perkins. She will be remembered for her talents in the arts. She majored in music at Madison College, now James Madison University, and played violin in the college orchestra. After she married Fred in 1958 she served as organist for the Kirk O’Cliff Presbyterian Church for many years and later sang alto in their choir. Through the yearsshe served the church in many capacities and was among the first women to be elected as a ruling elder at the Kirk.At the age of 40 Sara discovered that she had a talent for drawing and painting. Old buildings, such as mills and tobacco barns and snow scenes were her favorite subjects. She crafted many of the frames for her pictures with a miter saw and was especially proud of the frames she made from old tobacco sticks. She enjoyed getting together with her artist friends every week.Sara loved her family and extended family very much. She was endlessly supportive of her children’s endeavors. She was a tender nurse when they were sick and spent countless hours on the road to Louisa taking them to many doctor’s appointments so that they received they best care available. Her faithful encouragement helped lead them to the fulfilling lives they enjoy now.Survivors include her son Charles Frederick Harris of Spotsylvania; daughter Mary Lee Harris Todd (John) of Rocky Mount, NC; granddaughter Laura Mary Todd of Greensboro, NC; brothers-in-law S. Dick Harris (Shirley) of Mineral and John D. Hill of Mechanicsville; sister-in-law Pauline Harris of Spotsylvania; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Thursday, Mar. 7 at Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.A service will be held at 10am Friday, Mar. 8 at Kirk O’ Cliff Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Donn Langfitt officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.There will be a reception in the church fellowship hall following the burial.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Kirk O’Cliff Presbyterian Church, to the Charlottesville Municipal Band at 1119 5th St. SW, Charlottesville, VA 22902 or to the Orange Community Chorus and Band c/o Carol Merlo 157 Wrights Ln. Radiant VA 22732.”