Elizabeth T. Harris

Elizabeth T. Harris

RICHMOND—Elizabeth Trueheart “Libby” Harris of Richmond, 94, died on Saturday, June 4, 2022. She was the widow of H. Hiter Harris, Jr. who died in 1998.

Libby was a resident of Westminster Canterbury. She was born in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of the late Virginia Coleman Trueheart and Charles Rieke Trueheart. 

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lawrence Harris, M.D., of Baltimore, Md., and Elizabeth Robinson Harris of Irvington; a son, H. Hiter Harris III and his wife, Jil Womack Harris; three grandchildren, Katherine Harris Storer (Peter Storer) of New York, N.Y., Elizabeth Tyler Harris (Tim Rose) of Alexandria and H. Hiter Harris IV (Noor Harris) of Charlotte, N.C.; great-grandson, Henry Peter Storer; and dear family friends, Jeannette Cottrell, Buck Smith and Tia Bennett.

Libby was a graduate of Sweet Briar College where she served on the Alumnae Board and Board of Overseers. In 1999, the Sweet Briar Alumnae Association honored her as its Outstanding Alumna.

She served in Richmond on the boards of The Woman’s Club, Retreat Hospital, Collegiate School and the Junior League of Richmond.

She was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames in the Commonwealth of Virginia and former member of the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club, the Boxwood Garden Club and the Council of the Virginia Museum. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Libby was an inspiration to many. She always displayed a positive outlook, even during tough times and challenges. She had a very strong faith that never wavered.  She was always concerned with others’ wellbeing and was only disappointed in not being able to visit or do thoughtful things for those in need as she aged. She leaves her positive spirit for many to remember. All who knew her are better people from being around her constantly bright attitude and unyielding grace.

Libby and her family would like to thank Westminster Canterbury, her home for over 23 years. We could not ask for a more supportive and encouraging community.  Her caregivers were nothing short of remarkable. While truly too many to list, Dr. Reed, Shanita, Nancy, Clara, Stacie, Ben, Brittany, Carrie and many others made up what we called the Dream Team. They provide the most honorable service to humankind imaginable. 

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 17, in the Spiritual Center Sanctuary at Westminster Canterbury with a reception following. 

There will be a private family burial service at Hollywood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Westminster Canterbury Fellowship Fund, 1600 Westbrook Avenue Richmond, VA 23227; to First Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund, 4602 Cary Street Road, Richmond, VA 23226; or to Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA 24595.

Bennett Funeral Home of Richmond handled the arrangements.