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
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.