Charlotte Lee Harris Zamjahn

A Mass of Christian Burial for Charlotte Lee Harris Zamjahn will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 2120 Elliot St., Alexandria, LA. with Rev. Dan O’Connor officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park in Pineville, LA., under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at John Kramer & Son Funeral Home, 2905 Masonic Dr., Alexandria, LA.

Charlotte Lee Harris Zamjahn, age 76, peacefully went to the Lord on December 5, 2018.

Charlotte is preceded in death by her mother and father, Wanda Fremaux Harris and Homer Henry Harris, Jr.; sister, Wanda Annette Harris Hatchett; and brother, Homer Henry Harris, III.

Charlotte was an honest, kind and caring mother, sibling, aunt, cousin, and friend. Science, art, gardening, travel, and friendships were her passions, giving her all to whatever she did. She loved nature and all its elements. Best of all was the time she spent with her family and friends. She graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1960, where she was President of the Boosters, Sweetheart of Junior Achievement and presented by Le Cercle de Bacchus. She attended LSU where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Junior Division Representative of the Student Government Association, and Little Colonel of Pershing Rifles. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Fine Arts in 1965 and later from Loyola University of New Orleans with a M.B.A. Her career truly began at the Southeast LA Girl Scout Council, where she served in a number of capacities, leaving after 13 years as the Director of Development. She went on to become the Director of Development at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans then Senior Major Gifts Officer at Wake Forest University Health Sciences in Winston-Salem, NC, where she retired in 2012. Over the years, she pursued her personal interests, as a volunteer Brownie Girl Scout Troop Leader, a member on the Board of NSFRE of Greater New Orleans, as president of the Forsyth County Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Society, and a member of CASE. She was on the Board of Directors of Salemtowne Continuing Retirement Community and a member of the Association of American Medical College.  She participated in many art guilds, book clubs and garden clubs, such as Hillside Garden Club.

She is survived by her children; Kevin Todd Zamjahn and spouse, Carol; John Bradford Zamjahn and spouse, Jennifer; Laura Louise Zamjahn; and Victoria Lee Zamjahn Brandt and spouse, Corey; by grandchildren, Christopher Zamjahn, Joshua Zamjahn, Lauren Zamjahn, Tyler Zamjahn, Ashley Zamjahn, Blake Zamjahn, Rachel Zamjahn, Casey Cavolaskis, Michael Shoemaker, Emily Shoemaker, and Sarah Brandt; by seven great-grandchildren; and by nieces and nephews, Harold (Rusty) Hatchett, Jr., Kimberley Edgar, Jacqueline Cope, Harris Hatchett, Homer (Beau) Harris, IV, Benchmark (Ben) Harris, and James Rice (JR) Harris.

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