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Doretha Harris

July 27, 1937 ~ March 29, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Doretha Harris Obituary

Doretha Harris, 85, of Charleston, West Virginia, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 29, 2023, in the comfort of her home after an extended illness. She was born July 27, 1937, in Charleston, WV, to the late Ernest O’Dell Harris and Beatrice Leonard Harris.

Doretha attended Boyd Jr. High School and went to Garnet High School. She received her certification from West Virginia State College in Early Childhood Development. Doretha began using her educational skills, teaching preschool children at First Baptist Church. She also provided childcare at her home. Doretha was affectionally known as “Granny” by all. She then worked for the state of WV until her retirement. Doretha had a loving and kind spirit who was able to touch so many young lives. She also loved to cook and always had family and friends around. She was a member of New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church and was a mother of the church until her health begin to fail and she was no longer able to attend.

Doretha was preceded in death by grandson, Miguel Lee, sisters, Valetta Tyler and Barbara Ann Harris Porter, and brothers, Edward Leonard, Freddie Harris, and Jerry Harris.

Doretha leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Dennis O’Dell Harris (Celeta), Ronnie Harris (Becky), Maurice Harris, Sylvester Harris, daughter, Sharon Harris, and special son, James Carter, all of Charleston, WV, brother, William Harris (Brenda), Rand, WV, sisters, Wanda Scott, and Natalie Harris, both of Charleston, WV, 13 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 7, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church
1404 First Avenue
Charleston, WV 25387

Funeral Service
Friday
April 7, 2023

12:00 PM
New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church
1404 First Avenue
Charleston, WV 25387

Interment following funeral service
Friday
April 7, 2023

Sunset Memorial Park
4301 MacCorkle Ave
South Charleston, WV 25309

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