Mrs. Dorothy J. Harris, age 79 of Garysburg, NC, peacefully departed this life on Monday, April 9, 2012 in the serenity of her home.
Dorothy, a daughter of the late Frank Jennings and Ora Mae Jordan, was born April 27, 1932 in Seaboard, NC.
She received her education at Coates High School, Seaboard, NC.
Around the age of 12, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, was baptized by the late Rev. McKinley Nicholson and joined Piney Grove Baptist Church.
She met and married James Harris, Jr. of Jackson, NC and they had three children together.
"Teeny Baby" spent her life nourishing, helping and supporting children. She incorporated that desire into what would become her life's work; spending 29 years working in the Northampton County Schools Cafeteria. This behavior also manifested itself through 12 years of foster care with at least 25 children.
Treasured memories will remain with her children: Randolph Harris (Cheryl) of Spokane, WA, Deborah Harris Ivery, Bobby Harris and Nancy Whitehead, all of the home and Shirley Boone of Roanoke Rapids, NC; five grandchildren: Ricky Rawles of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Jacinda Ivery of Garysburg, NC, Reginald Harris of Sacramento, CA, Chelsea Harris of Stockton, CA and Terrell Harris of Weldon, NC; eight great-grandchildren: Emani Ivery, Destinee Rawles, Elijah Rooks and Emanuelle Ivery of Garysburg, NC, Antwaine Rawles (Libby) of Texas, Ricklia Rawles of Jackson, NC, Takalia Rawles and Kisia Rawles of Roanoke Rapids, NC; one brother-in-law: Louis Faison of Norfolk, VA; special friends: Hattie Davis, Lillie Greenwood and Evangeline Powell of Garysburg, NC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Cofield Mortuary.
Homegoing Services will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 12:00 Noon from the sanctuary of Piney Grove Baptist Church, Jackson, NC with Rev. Elbert E. Lee delivering the eulogy.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The Cofield Family and Staff extends their heartfelt sympathy and continued support to the Harris Family during and after this period of bereavement.