Bertha Harris

Sunrise: August 14, 1951

Sunset: August 31, 2019

Bertha Delois Harris, age 68, of Portsmouth Virginia passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at her Portsmouth home.

Bertha was born on August 14, 1951 in Emporia, VA to Mercury and Lois Morgan. She attended Portsmouth Public Schools. Bertha could accomplish anything she sets her mind to do.  Throughout her life she worked for various companies that required special skills.  She attended cosmetology school where she learned skills required to not only do women hair, but also barber skills to do men hair.  She obtained a CDL license to drive buses and 18 wheeler trucks and could do what she would say “Drive the rag off a rag doll” She also worked for companies where she was able to utilize her sewing skills. She was truly what many would call a “Jack of all trades”  

She leaves to cherish her memories, her 4 children; Vinol G. Morgan, Ervin M. Harris Jr. Katrina L. Richardson, and Michael A. Harris; her brothers and sisters;  Mercury Morgan Jr. (Anette), Darlene Gray (Freddie), Thomas Morgan, James Morgan, Walter Morgan (Joyce), Patricia Howell, and Claxton Morgan (Brenda)  19 grandchildren, Keyona Ealey, Vinol Ealey, Lamar Ealey, Quayshaun Jefferson, Kalish Morgan, Demarque White, Antron Richardson Jr., Malik Morgan, Katina Richardson, Samia Morgan, Kemajae Morgan, Antonio Richardson, Krystina Richardson, Emani Harris, Michael Harris Jr., MyKee Harris, Ja’Mya Harris, Major White, and Morgan White; her 6 great-grandchildren; Keyron Jones, Daronica Jones, Dareon Jones, August Ealey, Alaiya Jefferson, and De’Mari White; a special friend Ethel Williams and a host of other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; Ervin M. Harris Sr.; her parents; Mercury and Lois Morgan; her sisters Bessie-Mae Hucks and Teresa Jones and her brother McKinley Morgan


John 14:27

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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    Rev. Darnell Lang says

    My deepest condolences to the family concerning your lost. The lost of a love one can be very grievous but we most remember what God has showed us and remember his word in times like these. ( 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 KJVS
    But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. [14] For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. [15] For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. [16] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: [17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. [18] Wherefore comfort one another with these words.) So please let these words comfort your soul and may the God of peace comfort your hearts and bring you peace.

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    Barbara Bobbitt Barner says

    My sincere condolences to the family.Bertha and I grew up in Mt.Hermon.We were very close.Growing up,we had the best of times as kids,teenagers and then adults.She will be missed.To the family, be encouraged, stay strong and know that all is well with her soul.

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