Yvonne Barnell Harris

March 4, 1933April 26, 2019

Yvonne is the daughter of the late Stancier and Mary L. Berry. She was educated in the DC Public School system, graduating from Cardoza High School in 1951.

She was a member of Florida Avenue Baptist Church for over 70 years. Her early employment began in retail working for Frank R. Jelleff's, Furs by Norman and Neiman Marcus. After a period of retirement, she returned to work in the banking industry in 1973 and retired in 1991, as head teller at the White Oak Federal Credit Union in Silver Spring, MD. She met and married, Roswell Dilworth and from this union, they were blessed with one son, Roderick Dilworth. This marriage ended in divorce. She later met and married, Arthur B. Harris in November 1971.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Byron W. Berry and two sisters, Event C. "Teenie" Berry (twin) and Atheline H. Douglas; her loving son, Roderick Dilworth and devoted husband, Arthur B. Harris.

She is survived by a loving granddaughter, Patrice A. Jackson; a devoted sister-in-law, Edith M. Berry; and a host of beloved cousins; nieces; nephews; other loving relatives and friends.

Per Mrs. Harris’ request, there will be no memorial or funeral service. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery’s, Garden of Ascension.


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Carol Mack

May 10, 2019

Yvonne will truly be missed . She was always the life of the party and never looked her age. RIP, Love Carol Ann

Donna Dixon

May 10, 2019

DC will always be in the house and in our hearts. Although missed your memory brings a smile . Love you, Rest In Peace
Cousin Donna, Rochester NY

BR "Peaches" Jackson

May 9, 2019

Mrs. Yvonne Harris, a wonderful amazing person, who will truly be missed. She was my "niece's" grandmother, however, I adopted her, like she was my mother, my mentor, and most importanly my friend. I learned so much from this Classy Women. She had so much class and dignity. When she walked into a room, she "owned" it. Her and I, had many conversations, with most being sports related. Oh yes, she knew her sports. Her last voice mail message she left me, 2 weeks prior to her transition, was related to Tiger and the Masters.

Mrs. Harris, rest in peace. You will not be forgotten.

I love you!

Karen Kemper Nicholson

May 9, 2019

Heaven is once again blessed with another angel. Her spirit and style was truly overwhelming that brought joy to all. She always treated my family with love. Just last August, she joined my family in celebration of my brother, Kevin, home going to the Lord. Rest In Peace.

Conner Kemper and family

Denise Barksdale

May 8, 2019

Aunt Yvonne was a beautiful spirit, a beautiful person and a SHOWSTOPPER!!!! You would never see her when she didn't look like she just came off the runway! Ageless, adventurous and someone who loved life. I will miss her generous spirit, her gorgeous smile and getting cards from her, because she never forgot to acknowledge any special occasion. May she rest in peace, knowing that she left behind the warmest memories for all who knew her.