Mabel Estelle Martin Harris Webb
Funeral Date: 12/20/2016

Obituary:
Mabel Estelle Martin Harris-Webb, age 98, of Little Rock, AR, died Saturday, December 10, in Little Rock. She was born August 28, 1918, in Warren, AR, to Noel and Maude Rumph Martin. She graduated from Warren High School and then attended Hendrix College in 1936, graduating in 1940. She married in 1941, to Rev. Edward W. Harris of Texarkana, AR, a graduate of Emory University, Atlanta, GA. They served churches in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Missouri for over fifty years. They were married 65 years. She traveled as a Tour Host for many years with Educational Opportunities, an ecumenical travel group through the United Methodist Church. She traveled extensively in and throughout Europe, England, Scandinavia and volunteered on Methodist Mission trips to Mexico and Russia. Later, she married Rev. James R. Webb, Jr. of Macon, GA, a retired United Methodist Minister from the South Georgia Conference. They had first met in the College Summer Service Group in New York the summer of 1939. They were married for five years. She was a long time member of the First UMC of Little Rock, AR and the Friendship-Faulkner Sunday School Class, plus an associate member of Historic St. George’s Church in Philadelphia, PA, the oldest Methodist Church in the world. Mabel established the “John Wesley Prayer Room” in First United Methodist Church in honor of John Wesley, Founder of Methodism. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Rev. Edward W. Harris, her devoted sister, Alice Martin Fiser and her husband Paul Fiser and two of their children, Dr. Paul Martin Fiser and Susan Fiser Barham and her second husband, Rev. James R. Webb, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Martin Harris Livingston (Dr. Richard Lee Livingston) of Fort Smith, AR, and three grandchildren Susannah Livingston Bertram (Christopher Bertram) of Brooklyn, NY; Connor Livingston of Little Rock, AR and Andrew Harris Livingston of Fort Smith, AR; two great grandchildren, Lily Elizabeth Greenberg and Henry Lee Greenberg, of Brooklyn, New York. She is also survived by two step-children, Larry Webb of Minneapolis, MN and Sharon Webb of Hudson, MA, plus several beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Tuesday, December 20, at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Warren, AR, with Rev. Siegfried Johnson and Rev. Gary Harrison officiating. Robert Ellis was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Connor Livingston, Eric Munson, Bryan Martin, William Grimes, Christopher Bertram and Wesley Fiser. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Little Rock, AR. Memorials preferred to C. Ray Tribble Scholarship Fund at Camp Aldersgate, 2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock, AR, 72205, or to the Julie Wilke/Mabel Harris-Webb Youth Workers Scholarship Fund c/o Steve Wilke, Southwestern University, 100 College St., Winfield, KS, 67156.

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Name: Carol Lou Flowers
Message: Mable was a friend to all but especially to my dad and mother. I never saw her without a smile on her face.

Name: Regina Riehl
Message: Mabel was such a special lady, beloved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed

Name: Harold Hughes
Message: Mabel was a person of great faith. During her long full life she stood up for the rights of everyone. She always greeted me with a smile and a kiss on the cheek and I miss her terribly.

Name: Rhonda Love
Message: Ms Mabel was the sweetest, kindest, most angelic person I ever met in my life. She made you feel loved and special at all times even when she was going through hard times herself. She was my role model and the Christian I aspire to be. God bless you with a thousand crowns, beloved one!

Name: Barbara Lyle
Message: I feel blessed to have known Ms. Mabel. I have never seen her without that precious smile of hers. She will greatly missed.