(ROANOKE) The funeral for Bennie Ruth Chase Harper, 86, of Roanoke will be Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, at 3 p.m. at Roanoke First Baptist Church with Bro. Scott Whaley and Sis. Joan Young officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Mrs. Harper will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services beginning on Sunday.
Mrs. Harper passed away Thursday, July 29, at Arbor Springs Health and Rehab in Opelika.
A Randolph County native, Mrs. Harper was born May 13, 1935, the daughter of Benny Norman and Julia Rose Etta Anderson Chase. Mrs. Harper attended Rock Stand School through the 10th grade then transferred to Handley High School where she graduated in 1953. She was a member of Roanoke First Baptist Church and the bookkeeper for Harper Construction for 36 years. Mrs. Harper was also the owner of Harper House Interior Decorating.
Survivors include her three children, Venessa Lowry (Mark) and Robert L. Harper Jr. (Tracie Campbell), both of Roanoke, and Jolanda Barreto (Danny) of Beauregard; 11 grandchildren, Dawn Rooks (Jason), Blake Lowry (Jacki-Lyn), Chase Lowry (Brittany), Brett Lowry, Rob Harper, Bethany Birchfield (Mitchell), Lauren Morgan (Michael), Hunter Barreto (Tanna), Konnor Stevenson, Kylie Jo Stevenson and Kristopher Barreto; and eight great-grandchildren, Claire, Harrigan, Hollis, Jep, Etta, Wylie, Tillman and Lulu. Mrs. Harper was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert L. Harper; two sisters, Sara Jewell Cook and Thelma Alene Hester; and three brothers, Jessie Norman Chase, Herbert Rudolph Chase and Ralph Lynn Chase.
Pallbearers will be Richard Blake Lowry, Benjamin Chase Lowry, Jason Douglas Rooks, Robert Glen Harper, Hunter Charles Barreto, James Konnor Stevenson and Kristopher Daniel Barreto.
Memorials may be floral, or the family requests donations to Roanoke First Baptist Church, 827 Main St., Roanoke, AL 36274. Online condolences may be expressed at www.quattlebaumfuneralhome.com.
Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.