Amanda Beth Harris, 31, resident of San Francisco, California passed away Friday, September 23, 2016. Amanda will be remembered for her giving spirit, intelligence, and exploration for life. Her ambitions in life took her from coast to coast by working and living in New York City, NY to San Francisco, CA; however, she always called the South, especially Lonoke, Arkansas home. Amanda had many accomplishments in life; 2003 Lonoke High School Salutatorian, an honor graduate from the University of Central Arkansas, as well as an honor graduate from the Clinton School of Public Service. Amanda had a passion for helping others and supporting causes for which she believed in. She used her talents in web design, photography, and communications to create social media outlets to help others. Her greatest passion in life was breaking barriers in the LGBT community by helping others explore their identities and claim their place in society. Most recently, Amanda was named one of the Bay Area's Women to Watch in July 2016 by KQED. They noted “she aims to foster safe and creative spaces for marginalized communities through her strikingly intimate photographs.” She survived by her Mother, Sharon Kay Harris of Little Rock, Father and Stepmother, Jimmy and Michele Harris of Cabot, Brother, Michael Harris of Lonoke, Grandparents, Walter and Wanda Harris of Lonoke, and Jim and Ruby Haney of Atlanta Georgia, three aunts, one uncle, and five cousins. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1 at Boyd Funeral Home, in Lonoke. www.boydfuneralhome.net.