Elizabeth Harris 1939-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs | #sports | #elderly | #seniors
YOUNGSTOWN — Ms. Elizabeth Harris, 81, went home to be with Lord as she departed this life Thursday, April 15, 2021, at home, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Elizabeth was born Sept. 24, 1939, in Clinton, S.C., the one and only daughter of the late Mr. Thommie Harris Sr. and Mrs. Minnie Florence Wilson Harris. Elizabeth, affectionately known as “Toot,” “Ms. Liz,” “Ms. Harris” or “Lizzie Toot” by all that knew her, attended The Rayen School, where she excelled in basketball, softball and track.
Elizabeth was a lifelong member of New Bethel Baptist Church. She held many jobs, but was last employed as a home health care provider.
Elizabeth was an avid sports fan who loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, as she deemed herself the No. 1 and diehard fan.
Elizabeth leaves to mourn her passing but rejoices in her eternal peace, her six children — five daughters, Geneen Harris (Tyrone Gregory), Michelle Harris, Sheila Harris of Pittsburgh, Darla Harris and Claudia Harris; her one and only son, Dr. Kevin Harris Sr. (Deidre) of Atlanta; her oldest granddaughter, Michelle Denise Harris, whom she reared; along with 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was also survived by four brothers, Thommie Harris Jr. (Vernell), Arthur Harris, Mickey Harris and Curtis (Darlene) Harris; aunts, Roxanne Tate and Barbara (Andrew) Lane, all of Youngstown; and a host of family and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Roosevelt “Rose” Harris, Herbert Harris and Donald “Donnie” Harris; one grandson, Dante Simmons; and her grandparents, Johnny and Elizabeth Wilson, and Ora and Dock Mosley.
Elizabeth was a dedicated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and most of all, a true friend. She touched many lives and had a profound impact on the many people she met. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.
Calling hours and funeral services will be held 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. respectively, Monday, April 26, 2021, at New Bethel Baptist Church. Please follow CDC guidelines (6-foot rule) for social distancing and wearing your mask over your mouth and nose. Please do not linger around so that the family can start the private funeral service promptly at 11 a.m.
F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc., was given the honor to serve the Harris Family during this difficult time of bereavement.
“To God be the glory. Thank you for this 81-year story.”
Respectfully submitted by Toot’s kids.