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Helen S. Harris Obituary

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Helen S. Harris

Chestertown, Maryland

December 12, 1942 - January 15, 2021

Helen S. Harris Obituary

On January 15, 2021, God called Sister Helen S. Harris, also known as “Baby Sis”, home to rest. She was born on December 12, 1942, to the late Myrtle Butler and Thomas Thomas, in Rock Hall, Maryland (Edesville). She attended high school in Kent County, Maryland. During her life, Helen loved her family and friends. She enjoyed sports, bingo, and cooking. In her youth, she played on the Edesville Women’s Community Softball Team. As her four sons matured and played sports, she enjoyed watching them play, never missing a game. As the matriarch of a military family, Helen enjoyed traveling for family visits and vacations to The Netherlands, Germany, the Caribbean and New Mexico. She had a career at Campbell’s Soup that spanned 35 years. She was also a longtime member of the Star Temple Elks in Edesville. Sister Helen was a faithful member of the Holy Trinity A.M.E. Church. She not only attended, but was a dedicated Missionary, Steward, Trustee and Sunday School Superintendent. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 44 years, Willis “Butch” Harris; sister, Marcia Cunningham; and sons, Michael Rochester and Willis Duckery. Helen leaves to cherish her memories, sons, Lynn Harris (Cheryl) of Woodbridge, VA and Alvin Harris (Alana) of Newark, DE; daughter-in-law, Josephina Duckery of Smyrna, DE; sister, MaryAnn Brown; brother, Devere Graves; 10 grandchildren;18 great-grandchildren; beloved friend, Miss Christine Harris; and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed.

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On January 15, 2021, God called Sister Helen S. Harris, also known as “Baby Sis”, home to rest. She was born on December 12, 1942, to the late Myrtle Butler and Thomas Thomas, in Rock Hall, Maryland (Edesville). She attended high school in Kent County, Maryland. During her life, Helen loved her family and friends. She enjoyed sports, bingo, and cooking. In her youth, she played on the Edesville Women’s Community Softball Team. As her four sons matured and played sports, she enjoyed watching them play, never missing a game. As the matriarch of a military family, Helen enjoyed traveling for family visits and vacations to The Netherlands, Germany, the Caribbean and New Mexico. She had a career at Campbell’s Soup that spanned 35 years. She was also a longtime member of the Star Temple Elks in Edesville. Sister Helen was a faithful member of the Holy Trinity A.M.E. Church. She not only attended, but was a dedicated Missionary, Steward, Trustee and Sunday School Superintendent. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 44 years, Willis “Butch” Harris; sister, Marcia Cunningham; and sons, Michael Rochester and Willis Duckery. Helen leaves to cherish her memories, sons, Lynn Harris (Cheryl) of Woodbridge, VA and Alvin Harris (Alana) of Newark, DE; daughter-in-law, Josephina Duckery of Smyrna, DE; sister, MaryAnn Brown; brother, Devere Graves; 10 grandchildren;18 great-grandchildren; beloved friend, Miss Christine Harris; and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Helen S. Harris hosted by Bennie Smith Funeral Home.

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