Rosemary Harris, 57, Bloomington, died at 6:25 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 11, 2012) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Ron Thacker will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
She was born July 20, 1955, in Bloomington, daughter of Harold L. Snyder and Maryann Hauptman-Wilmot Snyder. She married Charles E. Harris on Feb. 14, 1979, and later remarried on July 27, 2012. He survives. She married Jimmie L. Smith of Chilicothe on June 13, 1992. He survives.
Also surviving are children, Nakia Rose Prather, Jamie Michelle Lee (Jorge) Pelayo, Wesley Lee (Carrie) Harris-Lindley, Dareece McAfee, Roaul Anderson, Jennifer Jo (Shawn) Middlebrooks and Lisa Lloyd, all of Bloomington; grandchildren, Ayden Emerson Pelayo; Taylor Paige; Skiler Dalton; Nigeria Fletcher; Jacorey Shields; twins, Korissa and Kornisha Shields; and Madison Rose Robbinson; siblings, Donald Eugene Snyder, Bloomington, and Doris Woods, Normal; and her aunt, Rosalie (Ron) Thacker, Danvers. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, a host of aunts, uncles and cousins, and her best friend, Vicky Lynn Atkins, Bloomington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, James Robert Harris; two brothers; one sister; and her mother-in-law, Willie Mae Harris.
She worked at Flexi-Tech for five years and was a home care provider for many years in the Bloomington area and worked at the Salvation Army.
She attended Lincoln Community College.
Rosemary was a three-time cancer survivor and was active in Relay for Life and other cancer fundraisers.
She was an avid reader of Stephen King novels, loved being in the outdoors and going to garage sales.
Rosemary enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and her godchildren. She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.