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Mrs. Oar Delois Lewis Harris

Mrs. Oar Delois Lewis Harris was born on Oct. 21, 1934 in Eutaw, Ala., to the late Ellis Tubbs and Elizabeth Lewis Long.

She confessed Christ at an early age and joined the Ezekiel Baptist Church in Eutaw.

Mrs. Harris spent her childhood in Eutaw, where she attended Green County Training School in Bogilee, Ala. She later moved to Bessemer, Ala.; she then migrated to Detroit.

Mrs. Harris was employed by Detroit Metro Airport and Detroit Board of Education, where she worked until she retired.

In April 1967, she was united in marriage to James Harris, who preceded her in death. To this union one child was born: Phillip Harris, who also preceded her in death. James and Ora had a blended family and they reared four children.

Mrs. Harris was an active member of the Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She served in various ministries of her Church. She was a member of the Senior Choir, Ushers Ministry, Sunday school, Youth Usher Ministry supervisor and many more areas where her help was needed. She was also active in the United Ushers Association of Michigan.

She had a thirst for learning and therefore she attended many conferences on Christian education. She received many certificates of completion from the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education. Mrs. Harris had a desire to help. Her gift of “helps” was evident in the way she interacted with the young and the old. She was always ready to lend a helping hand and share a word in season to those who requested her assistance. She also was a member of International Mason and Order of Eastern Stars, Lillie of the Valley # 85, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Mrs. Harris died March 30 at Detroit Receiving Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Vincent Tubbs; two daughters, Volaree Harris and Patricia Lovett, Detroit; a special niece, Yvonne Harris; three sisters, Katherine Long, Kristie Morris (Terris) Birmingham, Ala., and Elizabeth Long, Bessemer, Ala.; four brothers, Will Lewis (Isabel) Floresville, Texas, Jesse Long-Bey (Jewel), Detroit, Lane Long and Wilmer Long, Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren; a special cousin, Christine Coleman, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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