OBITUARY

Mrs. Deretha A. Harris

September 9, 1948November 17, 2021
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HARRIS, Deretha A., 73, of Plant City, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021. She’s survived by her loving husband, Eric G. Harris and daughter, Heather L. Harris, along with siblings: Dorothy Thomas, Ben Bane, Marie Edwards, Betty Frier, David Bane, and Terry Bane.

She worked in finance but her passion was in the written word. She was an accomplished writer, having three children's books published along with several poems for the National Library of Poems and Treasured Poems of America. She was even called upon to assist families of loved ones that have passed, to write their eulogies, using her gift for compassionate writing. She loved to travel, having seen most of Europe, Israel, and the United States. Her commitment to her faith was unbreakable. She worked with the Youth group, Sunday school, Meals on Wheels, food programs for the socioeconomically challenged and was a lay pastor. As a hobby she raised Monarch butterflies to release into the neighborhood for added beauty and enjoyment for all. Another hobby, passion even, was antiquing with her husband. She was passionate in her generosity and charity for those in need. She is now with the Lord, our maker, in peace. The family will receive family and friends for Visitation between 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, FL 33610. Services will begin at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home, followed by Entombment at Garden Of Memories Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Entombment

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Memories

Mrs. Deretha A. Harris

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Audrey & Gene Young

November 22, 2021

Your neighbors Audrey and Gene young, sending our hearfelt condolence to Dee Harris family. She was the first person to welcome us to the neighborhood over 10yrs. ago. Always supportive, had a great sense of humor, a great big heart. Whether it was a yard sale or giving my daughter advice on getting her book published, she never hesistated to lend her support. we were blessed to have known an ANGEL like you. May GOD bless, rest in peace. Love, Major-Young family.

Linda Turner Pearson-Cox

November 21, 2021

It was such a delight to be with Deretha at TCHS. We had so many laugh-filled days and a few nights as students. Heaven has gained a working angel, for sure! God blessings to the family.

Marie Edwards

November 19, 2021

Ray and I are heart broken of the death of our sister . Dee was one of a kind. She was a very special person, To have known her was to Love her

Terry Bane

November 19, 2021

Bud and I are so saddened by our sister Dee's passing. Such a wonderful, creative soul. We will miss her humor and love. Terry and Bud.

Marie Pimperl

November 19, 2021

To the Harris Family:
Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories extends its heartfelt condolences. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you.
Sincerely,
Marie Pimperl,
Director of First Impressions

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