OBITUARY

Maggie B. Harris

July 5, 1942September 9, 2018
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Maggie B. Harris was born July 5th, 1942 in Bryon, Texas to George Sr. and Cordelia Webb, that both preceded her in death. From this union, she was the youngest of 11 siblings. In 1950, they all moved to San Bernardino, California. In 1959, Maggie met her soul-mate Joe Louis Harris and fell deeply in love. A short time later in 1960, they married and from this union 5 children were born.

She accepted Christ at an early age, she was a member of The Living Word of God Ministries in San Bernardino, California. Before her health failed she was a faithful choir member, and the youth choir director. She worked several years for Hilton Hotel as an assistant manager of housekeeping. She also worked for San Bernardino Unified School district as a cafeteria supervisor at San Bernardino High School. Cooking was one of her specialties along with quilting, fishing, and spending time with her family. During that time, Maggie and Joe decided to open two very successful businesses. First was a produce and dairy market "Harris Farm Produce", which they owned for 13 years in the city of Redlands and San Bernardino. Second was a recycling business in Indio, California which they operated for 13 years. “Who says 13 ain’t a good number”.

She showed her husband how to make her famous Chili spaghetti, and sock-it-to- me cake. Now HE believes he can make them better than her. So we’ll let him keep on believing that! On her long rides to Indio, she always spoiled someone with a pickle in one hand, and a beef jerky in the other. She enjoyed listening to Aretha Franklin’s R.E.S.P.E.C.T while cleaning. She loved to randomly take joy rides and visit her loved ones every chance she had. She was the matriarch of the family, she started the annual family reunions to keep all the family together.

She may have been small, but she was a stick of dynamite that never bit her tongue. She told it how it was. No matter how you felt, she told you the truth. She made TWO grown men change their mind about buying a motorcycle. Now that’s a bad woman!

She wasn’t just a mother to her kids, she was a mother to everyone. She was everybody’s Aunt Mag. She leaves to cherish her memories, husband of 58 years Joe Louis Harris of San Bernardino,CA, and her Three sons, Michael Harris Sr. (Phylane) of Jones Creek,TX, Alex Harris Sr. of San Bernardino,CA, Darrell Harris (Juana) of Phoenix, AZ. Two daughters JoAnn Ham (Charles) of Milwaukee,WI, and Carolyn Harris of San Bernardino,CA, 18 Grandkids, 27 Great Grandkids and 1 Great Great Grandkid.

One brother, Adam Webb Sr. of San Bernardino,CA, one sister Ola Mae Webb of El Centro,CA. Two sisters that precedes her in death, Ammie Johnson of Bryon, TX, and Vernia Holmes of Terrell,TX. Six brothers that precedes her in death, Willie Webb Sr. of San Bernardino,CA, George Webb Jr. of San Bernardino, CA, Oz Webb of San Bernardino,CA, Walter Webb of Houston,TX, Leroy Webb of San Bernardino,CA, and Arthur Webb Sr. of San Bernardino,CA. And a host of nieces, nephews,cousins, in-laws, family and friends.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.montecitomemorialparkandmortuary.com for the Harris family.

  • FAMILY

  • Joe Harris, Husband
  • JoAnn Ham, Daughter
  • Michael Harris, Son
  • Carolyn Harris, Daughter
  • Alex Harris, Son
  • Darrell Harris, Son
  • Mrs. Harris also leaves 18 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 17, 2018
  • Service Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, September 18, 2018
REMEMBERING

Maggie B. Harris

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Dabrejae Hampton

September 16, 2018

Sending me off to prom love you grandma

Dabrejae Hampton

September 13, 2018

Grandma I will always love you one thing I will miss the most is when we use to sit up and watch judge Judy and judge Mathis all day eat sandwiches with them plain Fritos n grandad use to always make us a Coca Cola float or we will eat a big sticks man or when I was your flower girl when you renewed your vows or how you use to scream from the back of the church sang lol so many memories I’ll always cherish
Love always your baby girl

Becky Hampton

September 13, 2018

Grandma you will forever be in my heart and I cherish all the memories I have with you... All your stories you use to tell me from your father making you a wooden box so you could cook for them to when you and granddad took your first date... It’s hard to let you go but I know your and a better place bugalooin as you would say... Untill we meet again my love
And we all know I was your favorite Granddaughter

Andrea Hampton

September 13, 2018

Grandma I love you always, I have so many wonderful memories of us.. from going fishing at salton sea, eating mini tacos, always making sure the garlic is finely cut up cause WE ALL KNOW YOU NEED GARLIC TO COOK! To trying to buy the best chicken to put up in the dining room, getting off work and coming to watch you quilt the day away, you told me all your childhood memories and I will always cherish those. If it’s one thing I know, I know your up in heaven having a Ball!! I love you Maggie B.

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Biography

Maggie B. Harris was born July 5th, 1942 in Bryon, Texas to George Sr. and Cordelia Webb, that both preceded her in death. From this union, she was the youngest of 11 siblings. In 1950, they all moved to San Bernardino, California. In 1959, Maggie met her soul-mate Joe Louis Harris and fell deeply in love. A short time later in 1960, they married and from this union 5 children were born.

She accepted Christ at an early age, she was a member of The Living Word of God Ministries in San Bernardino, California. Before her health failed she was a faithful choir member, and the youth choir director. She worked several years for Hilton Hotel as an assistant manager of housekeeping. She also worked for San Bernardino Unified School district as a cafeteria supervisor at San Bernardino High School. Cooking was one of her specialties along with quilting, fishing, and spending time with her family. During that time, Maggie and Joe decided to open two very successful businesses. First was a produce and dairy market "Harris Farm Produce", which they owned for 13 years in the city of Redlands and San Bernardino. Second was a recycling business in Indio, California which they operated for 13 years. “Who says 13 ain’t a good number”.

She showed her husband how to make her famous Chili spaghetti, and sock-it-to- me cake. Now HE believes he can make them better than her. So we’ll let him keep on believing that! On her long rides to Indio, she always spoiled someone with a pickle in one hand, and a beef jerky in the other. She enjoyed listening to Aretha Franklin’s R.E.S.P.E.C.T while cleaning. She loved to randomly take joy rides and visit her loved ones every chance she had. She was the matriarch of the family, she started the annual family reunions to keep all the family together.

She may have been small, but she was a stick of dynamite that never bit her tongue. She told it how it was. No matter how you felt, she told you the truth. She made TWO grown men change their mind about buying a motorcycle. Now that’s a bad woman!

She wasn’t just a mother to her kids, she was a mother to everyone. She was everybody’s Aunt Mag. She leaves to cherish her memories, husband of 58 years Joe Louis Harris of San Bernardino,CA, and her Three sons, Michael Harris Sr. (Phylane) of Jones Creek,TX, Alex Harris Sr. of San Bernardino,CA, Darrell Harris (Juana) of Phoenix, AZ. Two daughters JoAnn Ham (Charles) of Milwaukee,WI, and Carolyn Harris of San Bernardino,CA, 18 Grandkids, 27 Great Grandkids and 1 Great Great Grandkid.

One brother, Adam Webb Sr. of San Bernardino,CA, one sister Ola Mae Webb of El Centro,CA. Two sisters that precedes her in death, Ammie Johnson of Bryon, TX, and Vernia Holmes of Terrell,TX. Six brothers that precedes her in death, Willie Webb Sr. of San Bernardino,CA, George Webb Jr. of San Bernardino, CA, Oz Webb of San Bernardino,CA, Walter Webb of Houston,TX, Leroy Webb of San Bernardino,CA, and Arthur Webb Sr. of San Bernardino,CA. And a host of nieces, nephews,cousins, in-laws, family and friends.