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Una Mae (Jeter) Harris Obituary

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Una Mae Jeter Harris of Rockwall passed peacefully with family by her side to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 18th, 2020, days before turning 96 years old. She was born to James and Willie Jeter in Mabank, TX on January 24, 1924. She had one older brother Nolan Jeter whom she dearly loved, admired and spoke of often. She spent her youth playing ball with Nolan and lost him to pneumonia when she was just 12 years old.

Una attended a school of business and shortly after WWII met and married the love of her life and 4 Bronze Star recipient veteran “Dootch” (Giles Lamon Harris) within one month. They had three sons, Randy, James Lamon, and Rickey Lynn. Una worked at East Texas State University as a secretary and later retired to enjoy years on the farm in Commerce, TX.

She was blessed with three grandchildren who were her pride and joy. They would spend weeks with “Grandmamma” at the farm each summer working the garden, riding horses, tending to cattle, riding four-wheelers, playing Yahtzee, puzzles, dominoes, and cards. Una was a proud member at the First United Methodist Church of Rockwall and often spoke highly of the Congregation and Rev. Joe Pool.

Una was preceded in death by her parents, James and Willie Jeter, her infant son, Randy, and her husband Giles Lamon “Dootch”. Una is survived by two sons James and Ricky, her grandchildren Randall Harris, Kimberly Mahan and husband Brian, Adrien Hodges and husband Andrew, and the most recent 6 great-grandchildren treasures Drew, Harper, Pierce, Mercy, Merit, and Nolan that called her “Grandmamma”.

Una was one of the toughest ladies and if you know her well, you know the strong will that she had to live so she could watch her grandbabies grow up. She will be dearly missed this side of heaven and leaves behind a great legacy.

Written by a sweet neighbor and friend: Tim Shepherd

She lived through it all…

From her country upbringing and all those chores, man it must have given her hands sores.

She lived in times of war, and at the end met the man that made her heart soar. A good man and a loving man that gave her two boys.

Oh yes! Them boys with the Cub Scouts, the knockouts, and I’m sure a few fallouts.

She has lost loved ones, good ones, and had some rough ones.

In the short time I’ve known her she has been beat down, dragged down, and fallen down, and that’s just because of the dog.

I say it all not to make you feel sorry, not at all, I say it to let you know she is the most amazing woman of all.

Oh yes, she lived through it all!

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 24, 2020, at Reflections at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Location. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City, TX.

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