Trudie Mae Eatmon was born on December 25, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois to Reverend Julius Eatmon and Lula Patton.
She confessed Christ at seven years of age at Morning Star Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. She spent her early years in Colorado Springs, Colorado where her father was the pastor of Friendship Baptist Church. During this time, she served as their organist for many years.
Trudie later returned to Chicago and united in marriage with Donald Harris. God blessed this marriage with two beautiful daughters, Sandra Evette Harris and Cynthia Marie Harris.
Her life dream of serving God through administering to the sick was accomplished upon graduating from the Chicago Board of Education School of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse; and later Richard J. Daley College as a Registered Nurse.
She moved to Dallas, Texas in 1990 and joined the New Mount Zion Baptist Church where she served on the Nurse's Guild until the Lord called her from labor to reward on Sunday, March 8, 2020 @ 1:45 a.m.
Trudie was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Julius and Lula Eatmon; four brothers: Handy, Ulysses, Abraham and Timothy; former husband and best friend, Donald Harris; and her cat, Coco.
She leaves to celebrate her home-going: two daughters, Sandra McClinton (Saul) and Cynthia McMillan (Ken); eight grandchildren: Joshua, Mariah (Chris), Shayan, Malena, Marcus, Shaun, Elaina, and Amari; 10 great-grandchildren: Drake, Jrue, Madisyn, Taylor, Tori, Cierra, Alexis, DeShon, DJ, and Amber; nephews, Chris Eatmon and Randy Eatmon; cousins: Glen Crawford, Pearl Draper, Georgia Allen-Carey, George Allen, Jr., Amaretta Gambles, and Beddie Allen-Brown; extended family and special lifelong Chicago friends: Rev. Charlene Porter, Ruby Caesar, Helen Fenoy, and Barbara Brown; special Dallas friends: Gail Knox, Bobbi Duffey, Pam Chetty, and Arlene Williams; endearing neighbor and friend, Sherri Britt; and her beloved Nurse's Guild family.
Trudie Mae Eatmon Harris
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