Wilhelmina Hart

Sunrise: December 16, 1947

Sunset: October 18, 2019

Wilhelmina Harris Hart went from labor to reward on Friday, October 18, 2019. She was born December 16, 1947 and was the oldest of five children born to the late Rev. Ralph Harris, Sr. and Wilhelmina Overton Harris. She was predeceased by her sister, Lila B. Harris.

She was a 1966 graduate of Crestwood High School, Chesapeake, VA. Wilhelmina graduated from Hampton Institute in 1970. She received a master’s in Library Science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Wilhelmina was a Librarian for several colleges, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA, St. Paul College, Lawrenceville, VA and Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA Campus; and she was also employed as Librarian for City of Portsmouth. Books were her passion and she loved to read. Until her lengthy illness she was a member of New Hope United Church of Christ of Norfolk, VA.

Wilhelmina leaves to cherish her loving memory one sister, Vera Stephens of Norfolk, VA; two brothers, Rev. Ralph Harris, Jr. (Brenda)of Rocky Mount, VA and Thaddeus Harris (Roxanne) of Yeador, PA; three nieces, Tiffaney, Shera and Shannon; three nephews, Antoine, Demond and Devon; four great nieces and two great nephews; two special cousins, The Honorable Alveta V. Green of Norfolk, VA and Mrs. Nadine Clarke of Brooklyn, NY and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:00am St. Thomas AME Zion Church 1700 Melon Street Norfolk, VA 23523 Interment Riverside Cemetery 1000 E. Indian River Road Norfolk, VA 23523

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    Keejafee O Outlaw says

    To Aunt Vera And Family Praying Gods Strength Upon All!! God Has Truly Gained A Special Angel!! ❤❤To The Harris Family I Love You All❤❤

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    Norman D Soroko says

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Wilhelmina. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

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