Carolyn Elliott Adcock Harris, 71, of N. Chesterfield, answered the call from Jesus on May 15, 2018 in the arms of her loving daughter after days being surrounded by all her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Irvin J. and Agnes Neal Adcock; her brother, Irvin J. Adcock Jr. (Irby) and his twin sister, Rose (as an infant); and by her very close brother-in-law, Thomas A. Taylor. She is survived by her husband of almost 51 years, James E. Harris; daughter, Sherry H. Long (Kendall); son, Richard I. "Rick" Harris (Elizabeth); three wonderful grandchildren, Lyndall Harris, Hall Harris and Andrew Long; two sisters, Layne A. Cullen (Jack) and Sandra A. Taylor; five nieces and nephews and 10 great-nieces and nephews, all of whom vacationed together annually at OBX, Virginia Beach and Sandbridge. She is also survived by very close and supportive neighbors and friends that she loved very much.
Carolyn was a devoted Grammy to her grandchildren and loved playing games with them, fishing with them, and all else. She was recognized in the medical community as a determined fighter during six years of "beating up" on lung cancer and multiple myeloma, ultimately being overcome by other lung issues. Carolyn was the holiday season special meal provider for members of the family on both her side and her husband's. She kept the special coconut cake recipe from Nana, her husband's mother and everyone wanted a taste. Carolyn loved to cook for any and all of the extended family. She played softball and especially soccer well beyond age 50. Carolyn attended Chowan College and Smithdeal Massey Business College. She received her PHT (putting husband through) Certificate from the University of Richmond School of Business. Carolyn retired from Massey Energy, having worked for St. Luke's Hospital, McGuire Clinic, Henrico Doctor's Hospital and Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She was extremely committed to the welfare of all animals, especially her "attached" canines and is currently survived by her rescued best friend, Oliver, who misses her greatly. a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 2 at 11:00 A.M. at Williams Funeral home in Lawrenceville, VA. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Massey Cancer Center or a canine rescue of your choice in her honor.