Ruth B. Harris

Sunrise: February 11, 1935

Sunset: December 31, 2023

Ruth B. Harris was called to rest on Sunday, December 31, 2023. She was born on February 11, 1935, in Norfolk the daughter of the late Basley and Willie Mae Yancey. She attended Norfolk City Public Schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School where she was a cheerleader. She worked at Saint Mary’s Infant Home and retired after many years of faithful service.

She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and Lord early in life. She was a member of Calvary Revival Church and participated in the Senior Ministry. She enjoyed being with her family and especially during holidays and annual get-togethers. She was an excellent cook and ensured everyone was well fed. She was a giver and always willing and ready to help anyone in need. She was affectionately loved and known in her community as Ms. Ruth.

Ruth is predeceased by her husband, Adell Harris; son, Dwaine Harris (Lynnette); daughter, Crystal Taylor; (Pontius Taylor) brothers, Edward Yancey, Clarence Yancey, Vernon Yancey, Vincent Yancey; and sisters, Thelma Patterson and Dorothy Scarborough. Left to cherish her memory are children, Bristol Harris (Sandra), Rita Copeland (Gregory), Darrell Harris, Clinton Harris; brother, Albert Yancey (Sonya) and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

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    Delores Clemons says

    I offer my condolences to the Harris family on the passing of Ms. Ruth. She was a loving, nurturing, forgiving, patient, faithful, wise and honorable servant of God. She could cook delicious greens and always looked forward to sharing her food with others. She told me she was happy with “pop up visitors” because she liked surprises. Ms. Ruth was like a family member and was not only loved by me but loved by my family members both deceased and living. I’m blessed that our paths crossed decades ago when she hired me as her family’s teenage babysitter. I have many precious memories of her and I encourage the family to focus on the MANY good times you shared with her. I’ll end with saying God is EXTREMELY pleased that you honored your precious Mom and so was she. She told me so🙏🏽❤️.

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    Angela Vann says

    Ms Ruth was a sweet woman. We would go on trips together on a tour bus. She was definitely a prayer warrior around St.Marys. May her soul rest in Heaven. God bless her family

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    ander dillard says

    Ander and family we give you our condolences to your family may god be with in this time. . .

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