Judge Catherine Harris was born in Lee County, South Carolina on November 1, 1951. She graduated from Bishopville High School, and received her Legal Assistant/Paralegal Degree with honors from Central Carolina Technical College. Judge Harris also received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Limestone College.
Judge Harris was the 1995 TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry) honoree. She is a member of the Legal Assistant/Paralegal Advisory Committee for Central Carolina Technical College, The Probate Judges Advisory Committee, and a Charter member of Lee County Mental Health Support Group.
Judge Harris was elected Probate Judge in 1993 and re-elected in 1997 and 2001 without opposition.
Judge Harris is married to M. Wayne Harris, they have two children and 3 grandchildren. She is an active member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Bishopville, S.C., serving as Sunday School Teacher, youth leader, and choir member.