LITTLE ROCK, AR
May 20, 1933-Oct. 11, 2020
Eloise Jones Harris, 87, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away Oct.
11, 2020. She was born May 20, 1933, in Rye, Ark., to the late Beatrice Ruth Taylor and Travis Fred Jones.
Eloise was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, George Rodgers Harris of Little Rock; her older sister, Doris Laverne Morgan and younger brother Thomas Howard Jones, both of Rye.
She is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Reilly (Jim) of Bonnerdale, Ark., and Carmen Tucker (Charles) of Rye; a brother, Billy Ray Jones of Rye; four grandchildren, Allison White (Chris), Travis Reilly, Lisa Davis (Lindon) and Kacy Johnson (Chris); and 10 great-grandchildren.
Eloise graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1951 and attended Capitol City
Business College in Little Rock. She was one of the founding employees
of Varco Steel (now Varco Pruden) in Pine Bluff, Ark. In 1964 she moved with
her family to Natchitoches where she and Rodgers were partners in brick
plants and other ventures. She moved with her family to Naples, Fla., to
develop a real estate project with partners in 1970. Upon completion of
the real estate project Eloise and her family moved back to Natchitoches
where she and Rodgers retired in 1980. They moved to Arkansas to be
with family and friends in 1984.
Eloise and Rodgers were avid dancers. They began square dancing in 1976 and
were members of the State Board of Square Dancers for Louisiana. Eloise
served as State Treasurer for many years. Their interest in dance moved
from square dancing to ballroom dancing where they served as Vice President
and Treasurer of the Pine Bluff Chapter of United States Amateur Ballroom
Eloise was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Calmer, Ark.
She was a student of the Bible having attended the Bible Study Fellowship in
Pine Bluff while living there and Bible Study at Enon Missionary Baptist
Church while living in Rye. She is a child of God and no doubt happy to be home in heaven with her “Rodge” holding her hand once again.
A celebration of her life will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Enon Cemetery in Rye with Bro. Doney Blackerby and Dr. Michael Stroh officiating. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Travis Reilly, Chris Johnson, Jake McClain and Lindon Davis. Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com