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She traveled to New York city to join her sister then returned to Virginia to marry Joseph Lee Harris, Jr. on September 7, 1946. He preceded her in death. To this union, one daughter was born, Cassandra Delores Harris. Alberta enjoyed cooking, attending church, socializing with friends, loved ones and her fur babies, Peppie and Agrillo.
She was a member of Evergreen-Benjamin Chapter #64, OES of VA, PHA for over sixty-three years.
She leaves behind a devoted daughter, Cassandra and a devoted son-in-law, Michael; one sister, Bessie of Bronx, NY known as BB; one brother, John known as Johnny Cakes (Irene) of Baltimore, MD; one step brother, Junious Oliver of Baltimore, MD; one step sister; Virginia Keeton of Baltimore, MD; four nieces, Brenda of Woodbridge, VA; Amanda of Queens, NY; Terry of Sevran, MD; one step niece, Jackie of Baltimore, MD; three nephews, Vincent of Bronx, NY; Tracy and Randell of Baltimore, MD and a host of great nieces, great nephews and cousins. One sister, one sister-in-law and three brothers have preceded her in death, Ralph, Joe Lee, Thomas, Mary and Rhoda.
Funeral Service, Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Burkeville, Virginia. Interment: Harris Family Cemetery, Blackstone, VA.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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