Marjorie Lucille Curry Harris born on October 14,1930, Clark County, Siren AL, the youngest of six
children born to the blessed union of the late Mr. Tommie and Mrs. Ella Alberta Curry, Sr. She attended “TENI” High Schoollocated in Thomasville, AL where she met the love of her life at fourteen years old, Mr. Cleophas E. Harris, Sr. After high schoolthey married and moved to Mobile, AL. Once relocated to Mobile, she was employed at Chin’s Laundry and Cleaners for many years, where she worked as a garment inspector, until she retired.
She accepted Christ at an early age at Clay Hill Baptist Church in Marengo County, where she received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. After relocating to Mobile, she became a dedicated and loyal member of Shiloh Baptist Church where her pastor was the late Reverend George C. Harris. She was a Bible scholar of the word of God, who loved and honored the teachings of the HolyBible. She lived by his word as well as taught and spoke it into the lives of her children and friends. God’s word was the foundation of how she lived her life. Her favorite church hymns were “Jesus is All the World to Me” and “Balm in Gilead”. These songs will always remind us of her and her love of Christ.
Marjorie loved to sew and cook for family. She prepared and served huge Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. We willalways remember her chicken and dumplings, biscuits, pound cakes, collard greens, large lima bean, and beef stew dinners. She was an excellent cook and passed her gift and love for cooking to her daughters. She was dedicated and devoted to her family. It was her life’s pleasure to make and take every sacrifice needed to make sure that we had all we needed. She took care of us, and raised all of us to be strong, honorable, manage our money, and take care of our families. She was a good woman who believed in honesty, integrity, and keeping your word to others. She raised us to never lie or steal from anyone. She would always say to us “If you can’t afford it, leave it where it is until you can buy it, and never take anything that isn’t yours”. She was truly a virtuous and amazing Woman of God. She will be truly missed by her family and friends whose lives she made a difference in through wisdom, caring and witnessing for the Lord. Her life on earth as a good Christian, was truly profound and she was a role model for others keeping the faith and placing God first in her life. Her favorite scripture in the Bible was “Psalms 16”, and we are sure that as her soul entered into the gates of heaven that verses 8-11 were in her heart “I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy one to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
Marjorie peacefully transitioned to her heavenly home on March 5, 2020 at home embraced by the love of her family. Shewas preceded in death by her late devoted brothers Mr. William D. Curry and Mr. Idolph Curry; and her late daughter GlendaFaye Curry of Waldorf Maryland.
She leaves to cherish memories her devoted husband of seventy-one wonderful years, Mr. Cleophas E. Harris Sr.; four sons,Cleophas E. (Dorothy) Harris Jr., Marvin K. Harris, Melvin D. (Linda) Harris, Adrian F. (LaShana) Harris; and four daughters, Doris J. Dinish, Marzella E. Winston, Sonja P. (Norman) Williams and Adria F. (Derek) Prince; grandchildren, Wille Dinish III, Vashondra Dinish, Anthony Dinish, Honorable Judge Wytonja (Mike) Curry-Winkleman, Tiphan’e (Kevin) Turpin, Markius L.(Renisha) Winston, Natarsha Winston, Tiffany (Thaddeus) Burns, Mark (Kristie) Harris, Nicole Harris, Brandon Harris, Phillip Harris, Glenda Harris, Torin Williams, Normandi Williams, Ashley Harris, Adrian Harris II, Adriana Harris, Sanquez Harris, Kailani Prince, and Derek L. Prince II; great-grandchildren, Kiarra Winston, Jeremiah Winston, Keyon Winston, Shakirra Winston, Kaiden Winston, Adrian-Taylor Brackett, Addison-Morgan Brackett, Demetrius Osborne, NaTyaDinish, Andru Dinish, Ava, Tyler, & Andrew Winkleman, and Sean & Elle Turpin and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
She was a sister, wife, mother, grandmother and most of all a friend. Mother we will miss you and we will always love you.
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