Baylor is mourning the loss of Ginnie Harris, beloved French teacher for 22 years, who died on April 17, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.
A native of Lookout Mountain and a GPS graduate, Ginnie taught at Rossville High School and Notre Dame High School before joining the Baylor faculty in 1989. She retired in 2011. A lover of all things French, Ginnie was known for her rich and creative classroom environment that gave her students maximum exposure to French culture as well as the language, and volunteered to teach students French after school when their schedules did not permit regular courses. Ginnie served a term as head of the world language department.
Ginnie was a voracious reader and loved walking, hiking, and travelling. She was married to retired faculty member David Harris '66, who taught at Baylor for 41 years.
No memorial service is planned. Ginnie donated her body to Vanderbilt Medical Center, and when her ashes are returned, a private gathering of family and friends will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American-Haitian Foundation, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, or the Humane Educational Society in memory of a life wonderfully lived.