In Loving Memory
February 28, 1928 – April 4, 2015
HARRIS, Mary Kathryn, nee Patton, an 87 year old native of Sulphur Springs, TX and a resident of the Eastern Shore for 35 years passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 4, 2015, surrounded by family. Mrs. Harris worked in apartment management in south Alabama for over 30 years. She received many awards recognizing her efforts, including several for Manager of the Year. Mary was proud of her Texas roots and loved to dance the Texas Two Step and hear her stepfather play the fiddle.
Over the years, she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and collecting butterfly and hummingbird figurines. She will be remembered for her incomparable work ethic, strength, determination, and beauty. She loved her family. She was preceded in death by her father, Harley Lee Patton, mother, Verda Jane Dixon, stepfather, Bud Dixon, first husband, Charles Madison Albritton, husband, John Richard “Dick” Harris, and daughter, Vicki Gail Albritton. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Albritton Hughes (Larry) of Daphne; step-son, John R. Harris, Jr. (Sue) of Sevierville, TN; four grandchildren, Jennifer A. Coppejans of Mobile, Stephen C. Coppejans of Tokyo, Japan, Michael A. Coppejans (Asta) of Vantaa, Finland, and Mary Lauren Hughes of Nashville, TN; two step-grandchildren, Stephen Harris (Tina) and Leigh Anne Harris of Sevierville, TN; one great granddaughter, Irene Coppejans of Vantaa, Finland; one step-great grandson, Steven Harris of Sevierville, TN, and other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory in Daphne at 6:00 pm, on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The family will receive friends from 5:30-6:00 pm.