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Mamie Lee Haskell Gilchrist Harrison

September 25, 1926 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 94)

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Mamie Lee Haskell Gilchrist Harrison ended her 94 year earthly journey on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont in Greenwood, SC.

She was born on September 25, 1926 in Ashville, NC to the late James and Carrie Talbert Haskell.  She was first married to the late Eddie R. Gilchrist and they were blessed with six children.  She later married the late Lesley B. Harrison.

“Lee”, as she was affectionally called, was educated in the school system of McCormick County and graduated from Mims High School, where she was the Valedictorian of her class. 

She was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as Honorary Mother of the Church, member of the Mothers of Hope, Missionary Ministry and the Shape Note Choir. She was also a member of  Bethany Chapter #1 of the Order of Eastern Star and formerly worked as a medical transporter for the McCormick County Department of Social Services.

Lee was well known for her quick wit, comical poems and readings which she was often asked to share during special programs.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded  in death by two sons, Lawrence and James Edward Gilchrist and a brother, Timothy J. Haskell.

Those left to cherish her most precious memories are daughters, Gloria J. (Cecil) Hill of Greenwood, SC, Thelma J. Gilchrist of Evans, GA and Carrie T. Booker of McCormick, SC, a son, Curtis T. Gilchrist of Washington, DC, sisters, Carrie L. Freeman of Florence, SC, Verda H. (Thomas) Musier of Plum Branch, SC, brothers, Curtis (Margaret) Haskell, Roosevelt Haskell and Rev. Robert J. (Varrie) Haskell all of Augusta, GA and Rev. Willie L. Haskell of Chicago, IL, step sister, Brenda F. (Charles) Behlin of Trenton, SC, two dedicated grandchildren, Tomeka Hill- Thomas and James E. (Yleshia) Anderson, a lifelong friend Kathleen Wilkerson, a devoted caregiver Vanessa Faye Wideman, ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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October 16, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Andrew Wardlaw Funeral Home
610 West Gold St.
McCormick, SC 29835

Graveside Service
October 17, 2020

11:00 AM
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

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