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Ruth Harris

March 4, 1944 — April 10, 2023

Greensboro, North Carolina

Ruth Harris

Sister Ruth Israel Harris was born on March 4, 1944, as a member of The Supreme Council of the House of Jacob to Bishop Edward Gabriel Bell Sr and Adv. Sr. Mother Leeota Wilson Bell.

She was a beloved individual and proud of her illustrious career with the US Postal Service. She began as an MPLSM operator in 1979, culminating in 30 years in executive management and the recipient of numerous awards for excellence throughout her 35-year postal career.

She loved the Church, shoes, and shopping.  She enjoyed music and was an avid piano player in her youth.  She also was a lover of words and a voracious reader.

As a natural mother, Sister Ruth taught her daughters to be kind, to be strong, to love the Lord, and to always strive for excellence. She illustrated these principles throughout her life. She taught by example every day. We were all blessed to know her as a loving mother with a brilliant mind, a lovely smile, an infectious laugh, and of course impeccable taste.

Sister Ruth was preceded in death by her grandparents, Deacon Thomas and Mother Vera Mayberry, parents, her brothers, Brothers Solomon and General Bell and her daughter Candace Camille Harris.  Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Ms.Tawnya Harris-Simmons, Mrs. Tamar Harris-Warren (Thomas) and Mrs. Camille (William) Wallace; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main St, Hancock, MD.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at The Supreme Council of the House of Jacob Cemetery, 5516 Berm Rd., Hancock, MD.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main St, Hancock, MD. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.grovefh.com

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Visitation

Saturday, April 22, 2023

12:00 - 1:00pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)

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Interment following funeral service

Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Supreme Council of the House of Jacob Cemetery

5516 Berm Rd, Hancock, MD 21750

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