Mabel Elizabeth Harper
Mrs. Mabel Harper, age 84, passed away on January 28, 2021.
Mabel was born in Gray Court, SC to Roy and Grethal Jones. Mabel married Moses Harper on April 17, 1956, in Cincinnati, OH.
Mabel accepted the Lord at an early age. She grew up in North College Hill (the Sub) and graduated from Old Withrow High School. She was a homemaker until all her children were grown. She was a manicurist at Stags Barbershop and later worked at Ohio Valley Residential Services as a caretaker. She often brought her residents home for holidays.
Mabel was an extraordinary woman. She was inducted into the “International Poetry Hall of Fame” on December 17, 1996, and that is just one of her many accomplishments. Her greatest accomplishment would be raising her five children. Watching them grow up and witnessing all they could accomplish. Mabel was known by everyone as the lady with long nails. She was an active person, never liked to sit still for long periods of time. She would always go for long walks around the neighborhood, if it rained or snowed, she would make her way to the mall and walk there. She would have Big Daddy (Moses) walk with her or if one of her grandchildren came to visit, she would have them walk with her. And no matter the occasion she had to “put her face on” before leaving the house. She had a smile and laugh that was contagious and would light up a room. Her peanut brittle, candy-apples and lemonade will be missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Everyone will miss the way she would sing their name to wake them and say, “Food is ready”. It is safe to say everyone will miss her chunky cream of wheat, homemade salad dressing, and her filling home-cooked meals. Especially will miss her warm hugs and the lipstick-stained cheeks when she would give her grandchildren and great grandchildren some “sugar”. Mabel is now up in the stars, dancing and singing with her husband. She is watching over you all now. She will show you all that she is with you, always.
Mabel is survived by her daughters; Valerie Harper, Theresa Harper, Marcia Harper, Benita (Joe) Heckstall and son, Moses A. (Hope) Harper, her uncle, John Jones, grandchildren; Starr Brown (Kevin) Brock, Valente Harper, Barrayshawn (Veronica) Ricks, Santana Lipscomb, Derek (Ruqayyah, MD) Lipscomb, Ryan Harper, Aeja (Aaron) McClure, Kenton Wagner, Valencia Harper and Beyonce Heckstall, great-grandchildren; Edward Neondre-Brown-Hogan, Navar Eric Lee Dunbar Gannaway, Charity Yvonne Gannaway, Faith Yvette Gannaway, Aaron McClure, Jr., Nevaeh Harper and Amara Louden, siblings; Lewis (Polly) Jones, Grethal Evans, Betty Sue (John) Kitchen, LeRoy Jones and Francita Thompson and many extended relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 51 years, Moses Harper and eight siblings.
Visitation will be held Friday, 5th of February 2021, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, when the services will begin, at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231. Once in the cemetery, follow the blue line to the funeral home. Masks required. Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations can be directed to Vitas Hospice at https://vitascommunityconnection.org/. Online condolences can be left at www.AMGFuneralHome.com.