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Dora Lee (Gaines) Harris

Born: Thu., Nov. 27, 1941
Died: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018


Public Viewing

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 08, 2018
Location: Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 09, 2018
Location: Harris Funeral Home


Visitation

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Location: West Montgomery High School Auditorium


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Location: West Montgomery High School Auditorium


Interment following funeral service

2:40 PM Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Location: Stanly Gardens of Memory


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MRS. DORA LEE GAINES HARRIS, 76 of MOUNT GILEAD, NC, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Novant Health / Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the West Montgomery High School Auditorium, 147 Warrior Dr., Mount Gilead, NC. Visitation will be held 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Auditorium prior to the service.   Entombment will follow in the Stanly Gardens of Memory Mausoleum in Albemarle, NC.

Public viewings will be held 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Monroe, NC and  12:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Harris Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Gilead, NC.

Born Thursday, November 27, 1941 in Anson Co., NC, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Maggie Haywood Gaines. She attended Central High School in Asheboro, NC and she was a member of McAuley Memorial AME Zion Church of Mount Gilead, NC. Mrs. Harris was a Secretary, Lady Attendant and Life Insurance Agent for Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Mount Gilead, NC and Monroe, NC.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sister; Odessa Gaines, brother; Bishop Elsie Gaines, aunt and uncle who raised her after the death of her parents, Ethel and James Patterson, Sr., nephews; Larry and Roger Gaines, Andre Harris and brother-in-law; Winfred Harris.

She is survived by her husband; Hubert Harris, Sr., Owner of Harris Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead, NC and Monroe, NC of the home, three daughters; Beverly A. Harris of the home, Maudestine D. Chambers (Laverne) and Kimberly L. Harris both of Monroe, NC, two sons; Hubert Leroy Harris, Jr., (Lela) of Mount Gilead, NC and John F. Harris (Linda) of Monroe, NC, one sister; Clara Miller and one brother; Louis C. Gaines (Rev. Patricia) both of Asheboro, NC, three grandchildren; Damarius L. Harris of Mount Gilead, NC, LaDarius L. Harris and Kenisha Hinson both of Greensboro, NC, two great-grandchildren; Charlee S. Hinson-Fee and Kameron Hinson-Fee both of Greensboro, NC, honorary brother and sister, James Patterson,Jr. of West Virginia and Minister Diana Patterson Graves of Greensboro, NC, God daughter; Moneke Gaines of Asheboro, NC, three sisters-in-law; Peggie Smith of Greensboro, NC, Shirley Townsend and Ernestine W. Gaines both of High Point, NC, In Laws; Dock and Dora Diggs of Monroe, NC, Stella Louise Hinson of Mt. Gilead, NC,  a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers  and other relatives and dear friends.

 Family requests no flowers.  In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to the McAuley Memorial AME Zion Church, C/O Church Building Fund in Honor of Dora L. Harris, PO Box 1361, Mount Gilead, NC 27306.

 

 

 

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James Legrande
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
To the Harris Family,

My Sincere Condolences and Prayers are with you all. May GOD Comfort you all during this Celebration of Life and Homegoing Service for your Mother. Be Blessed and My Family will keep you all uplifted in Prayer.

James Legrand, Upatoi, Georgia

E. Bennett
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
To The Harris Family: Please accept my sincere sympathy. To live a short time and then die was not part of Jehovah plans for the human family. Although your loved one has finished her earthly journey, please accept the promise of the resurrection from the scriptures. At John 5:28-29, Acts 24:15, 1st. Corinthians 15:22-26. Revelation 21:3-4, Psalms 37: 10-29. May the promise of the resurrection comfort you at this difficult time.

Burnell Phillips jr
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
I'm am truly sorry for your loss.

Ruby McClendon
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
◾ Maudestine when I think of your mother, a wife, and friend I think of a strong, confident woman who would have done anything to protect her children and ensure their happiness. It takes a special person to be a Mum, but it takes an extra special Mum to bring up a wonderful children such as you all are. Your Mum was clearly one of the best. ◾Mothers carry their children in their hearts, and children carry mothers in their hearts too. Keep your Mum there, and carry her memory with you always.

A prayer : Father who art in Heaven You are my rock, and I run to you today, believing that you will lift up my heavy arms, that you will fuel me for the tasks you've given me, and that your joy will completely consume the weakness of my life and make me strong again. I don't want to stay grounded, crippled by your will. I'm tired of feeble efforts. Lord, I want to mount up with wings like an eagle and not just fly. I want to soar.

Ruby McClendon

Amy Dumas
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Harris will be missed.

Donna Holland
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
My sincerest condolences to everyone. Aunt Dora Lee will be missed. Romans 8:28; and we know that all things work together for good to them that love GOD, to those who are called according to HIS purpose. Love ya!

Levonna and Louis Morrison
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
We would like to offer our heartfelt sympathy to the Harris and Gaines Family. It really is true. There is no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. God is faithful concerning His promise, never to leave us. Praying with and for you

Jaylon Morrison
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
Mr. Harris, Bev, Maudestine, Leroy, John, and Kim;

My heart is very heavy at the passing of Mrs. Harris. It was always a joy and pleasure to be around her. She always had a word of knowledge to tell or something to make you smile. Her angelic voice will be deeply missed when visiting McAuley Memorial. I will continue to keep you all in prayer. I love you all.

Mary Burgess @ Terry Wright
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
We was so shocked to hear the sad news about Mother Dora! It saddens us that we will not be able to attend the funeral due to being out of town for the week, John, and Linda, and immediate family our deepest sympathies are with you, all are in our prayers.

Terrence L.Chadwick
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
My Heartfelt Sympathy And Condolences: To The Harris Family. God Is Our Present Help in Times of Sorrow. Rest In Heavenly Peace Cousin Dora {Gaines} Harris in The Everlasting Arms Of God.
Our Heartfelt Prayers Of Comfort To Her Husband Mr. Hulbert Sr. , Her Children John F. Harris, Hulbert Harris Jr., Daughter, Beverley Harris. .Grand Children..Ladarias And Damarius Harris...And Other Grand Children And Entire Family And Friends.
We All Love Cousin Dora Gaines Harris But God Loves Her Best. Cousin Dora Gaines Harris will always Be Remembered for her great Dedication to The Service Of The Lord, Her family And Friends.
The Nation Will Always Remember Her Dedication And Services At Harris Funeral Home And Cremation Mt. Gilead NC And Monroe NC..Oweners Hulbert Harris & Dora G. Harris And Family Gave there Very Best To Give Quality Business To All There Clients.
A Word of Comfort To The Harris Family.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 " But I Would Not Have To Be Ignorant, Brethren, Concerning Them Which Are Sleep, That Ye Sorrow Not, Even As Others Which Have No Hope.
"for If We Believe That Jesus Died and Rose. Again, Even So Them Also Which Sleep In Jesus Will God Brings With Him."
" For This We Say Unto You By The Word Of Thfe Lord, That We Which Are Alive And Remain Unto The Coming Of The Lord Shall Not Prevent Them Which Are Sleep".
For The Lord Himself Shall Descend From Heaven With A Shou, With The Voice Of The Archangel, And The Dead In Christ Shall Rise First".
Then We Which Are Alive And Remain Shall Be Caught Up Together With Them In The Clouds, To Meet The Lord In The Air: And So Shall We Ever Be With The Lord."
" Wherefore Comfort One Another With These Words."

My. Sympathy,
From: Cousin Terrence L. Chadwick
Jamaica Queens New York








Ali
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
Sincere condolences. May you find comfort in Jesus words "I will not leave you bereaved. I am coming to you". (John 14:18) May you reflect on the memories and loving words of your dearly departed and may they comfort you and ease your pain. Respectfully,

R. C. Bostic & Son and Staff
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
Even in those moments when God seems a million miles away. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. May memories light the dawn and God be with you. So sorry for your loss.

Ralph Bostic

Deborah Hunsucker
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers.

Cheryl McCain
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
My sincere condolences to the Harris family. I am praying for your family during this time of bereavement! May God continue to be your guide!!

Patricia Gregory
   Posted Sun November 04, 2018
Mrs. Dora will truly be miss. She was beautiful on the outside but inside heart was as big as the moon. She loved her family but her love extended to total strangers. Her love for the Lord extended to others and this is a lesson that continues thru her children. Continue her legacy and she will continue to live in your hearts. May the Holy Spirit comfort you during this time of sorrow. Love and Blessings.

Carolyn Gaines
   Posted Sun November 04, 2018
I’m gonna miss my Aunt Dora so much I still can’t believe that you are gone you will truly be missed gone but not forgotten, I love you so much I know I will see you again one day Rest In Heavenly Heavenly Peace my dear great auntie my heart is truly hurting :(

Cynthia Christian Dukes
   Posted Sun November 04, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Kim and The Harris/Gaines family. I was saddened to hear of the passing of your loved one. My prayer is that God will continue to provide you all with His peace through this difficult time. May your burden and your sorrow be turned into joy you when you think of the memories your love one.

Sending healing prayers and comfort hugs to you all.

With deepest sympathy,

Cynthia Christian Dukes
WMHS c/o”89”

Nicole Blakeney
   Posted Sun November 04, 2018
My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time, may God bless you all and may heaven smile upon you.

The Howard Family
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
Hubert, Beverly, Maudestine, Leroy, John, and Kim, it is with deepest sympathy that we offer our sincerest condolences to you and the Harris Family. Please know that you have our heartfelt prayers at this time. The wisdom of God is often beyond our understanding yet we believe that He alone is to wise to make a mistake. He said in His word, to be absent from our earthly body is to be in His presence. Stand on His word at this time and allow it to be your comfort. We loved you then, we love you now.
Minister Youzar and Minister Joyline Howard

MARK & JANET
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
LOVE & PRAYERS,

Blakely's Funeral &
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
On behalf of Mary Blakey & Marvin Chambers and the Staff of Blakely's Funeral & Cremation Service of Monroe, North Carolina we would like offer our deepest sympathy during the loss of your loved one. May God continue to keep the Harris Family in his loving care. May God continue to bless you.

The Staff of Blakely's Funeral & Cremation Service

Sim & Karen McRae
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
Our Heartfelt Sympathy And Condolences: To The Harris Family.

Cynthia McDonald
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
Sorry for your lost. My sincere condolences and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Call if you need to talk.

Debra Mauney/Omar Malik Pauling
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
Our heartfelt condolences.We are at a loss for words during the passing of your wife,mother,sister,loved one,MotherinLaw,and our church member.May GOD bless you all.




DeShana Norris
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
To the Harris Family:

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Annette McCoy
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
My prayers and condolences to you Bev and your family. Praying for your strength and comfort in the Lord.

gina domingos
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
To the Harris Family: I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such an elegant lady. She raised some awesome children. I know you will miss her dearly. My love and prayers for comfort during this time of loss.

Natasha McRae
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
May God comfort you during this time. Mrs. Dora will be missed, such a sweet spirit and comforter when you come in to talk about the burial of your loved one. I'm praying for you and will continue to pray for you. Thank you for the beautiful work you did for my grandma, I'm grateful.

Joe & Rose Rankin
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
To the Harris Family Sorry for your lost. May god give you comfort in this difficult time. I will be praying for your family.

Joe & Rose Rankin

Dr. T. H. and Lady Regina C. Scott and family
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
May the Spirit of our Heavenly Father loving heart comfort you and bring you strength during this difficult time. We are sending up prayers on your behalf. May God's peace surround each of you.

Helen Gaines Settle
   Posted Thu November 08, 2018
it is so hard to believe my Aunt Dora Lee Harris is gone to be with the lord. it is so hard because I am so use to seeing Aunt Dora up and about.
I know that God has prepared her for her spot in that heavenly choir, for she was such a songbird. To my uncle Hubert, my dear beloved cousins, Beverly, Maudestine, Kim , Leroy and Gearld, I love you all so much and I will never forget all the good times we had when we were kids playing together. Aunt Dora was the best mother, sister, grandmother, Godmother, Aunt and the dress woman I have ever met and her love for God and her family was so amazing. She was surely a songbird and could sing anything.
my favorite song that I love to hear her sing was Lord it's in your hands. Family I love you and I am praying for us all esp. you all. God bless

Dinah McMillon
   Posted Thu November 08, 2018
To the Harris Family: With our deepest sympathy. In memories we find comfort, In time we find peace. May you have memories for comfort, friends for support, and faith to ease your sadness. Our prayers are with you.
The House Family

Etasha Smith/Botts Insurance Group Allstate
   Posted Thu November 08, 2018
Our prayers go out to your family. May God keep you during this time of loss.


Ernestine W Gaines
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018
Praying for the family. I will miss talking to Dora and the concern she had for others. Not only did she check on me, she would always asked about my family.

It is times like these along life's journey that our faith & the inner strength of God's love for us, will get us through!

Trinity Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018
We would like to offer our heartfelt sympathy to the Harris and Gaines Family. It really is true. There is no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. God is faithful concerning His promise, never to leave us. Praying with and for you

Julia Maness
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Your mother was a beautiful person and she will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Pastor Anthony Ledbetter
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018
Who can find a virtuous woman? This were that woman.Every time you saw her she were always the same no matter what she were going through. My heart is heavy at this time.Will keep you all in my prayers. Brother Harris God will strengthen you In a time like this. Be blessed Harris family.

Ralph Vance McCoy
   Posted Sat November 10, 2018
Harris Family---Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. May God continue to hold you in the palm of His hand, and give you strength in the days ahead. Please accept our sincere condolences.....we hope your memories of her will be of some comfort. The Harris family are in our prayers. Remember in God's Holy Word that weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. Peace and love be with you, Vance, Mittie, Thomas, Bryson McCoy of Wadesboro,NC Mittie Kendall Thomas and Myrtle Thomas Lee of Ansonville, NC

Bobby Ray & Essie Scarboro
   Posted Sun November 11, 2018
To the Harris Family,
We were sadden hear of the passing of Mrs. Harris. We pray that God will give the family " The peace that pass all man's understanding; will keep your heart's and minds through Christ our Lord and Savior. We will keep the family in prayer.
God Bless

Cindy Colson
   Posted Sun November 11, 2018
So sorry But God need a Angel so she was the one Mrs Harris will always be in my heart along with the family I’m going to miss her huges and smiles love you Lady from Quincy’s

Genna Calloway
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Dear Mr Harris Sr, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved wife, just know that she is with the Lord and she is at Peace , if you need anything at all don't hesitate to call. The Calloway Family 704-441-8654

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