Obituary for Mrs. Marcelet Harris

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Mrs. Marcelet Harris

October 1, 1922 - September 28, 2018

Marcelet “Marcie” E. Harris (neé Delley) was born October 1st, 1922 in Greenville TX. She was one of 6 living children born to Herman Cato Delley and Roberta Faye Williams Delley Hunter. The family moved to Terrell, TX and later Dallas. Marcelet was a studious and loving child who joyfully took care of her family. She was raised in the Church of God in Christ and loved the Lord dearly throughout her life. In 1941, she graduated from Lincoln High School, the second black high school in all of Dallas. Her considerate nature and love of caretaking led Marcelet to nursing school.

In the 1960s, Marcie moved to Detroit to be closer to the love of her life, O.L. Harris, and her sisters. There she worked as a nurse and social worker. O.L. introduced Marcie to the Seventh-day Adventist faith of which she was a devoted follower. O.L. and Marcie would later marry and give birth to their two daughters, Sharon and Michelle Harris. Together, the couple would move to Rockford, IL where Marcie worked as a mental health counselor for the State of Illinois and finally Dallas, TX. In Dallas, they joined the Dallas First Church of Seventh-day Adventists where Marcie was a dedicated deaconess and volunteer. Marcie and O.L. were together for many years until his death on October 3rd, 2007.

Marcelet was full of love, kindness and service. She loved her family, her church and helping those in need. She loved traveling, sewing outfits for her daughters and grandchildren and spending time in her garden. Many knew her as the Silver Fox and loved her ability to light up a room with her brilliant smile and sense of humor. Time with her family and friends was so important and dear to her. She was a living example of unconditional love and forgiveness and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. While she only had two children, there were many she loved and influenced who saw her as their own mother. Marcie was always happy to open her heart and her home to anyone. She leaves behind a long and precious legacy.

She is preceded in her death by her mother and father, Roberta and Herman Delley; her siblings Earnestine (Nathaniel) Towns, Lee Delley Sr., Thurmond Delley Sr., and Nadine (Julius) Brown; and her husband, O.L. Harris. She leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Lorraine Graham, her daughters, Sharon Harris and Michelle Harris, her grandchildren, Tony Curtis, Cherice (Johnny) Parramore, Troy King, Maya Clark, Charles Clark III, and Ashley Ray-Harris, her great-grandchildren, Johnny Parramore Jr., Whitney Parramore, Yasmeen King, Kennedy King, Madison King, Troy King Jr., Zane Takats, and Charles “Tyson” Clark IV, her great-great-grandchildren, Javari James Thomas, Adrian Matthew Parramore and Greyson Cole Parramore, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, adopted family and friends.


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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

WAKE: 3-5pm, Saturday, October 6,2018
Black and Clark Funeral Chapel
2517 E. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75216

Service Information

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

Dallas First Church of Seventh Day Adventist


4009 North Central Expressway
Dallas, Texas 75204

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Born: October 1, 1922
Died: September 28, 2018

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WN posted on 10/6/18

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your loved one. Our loving Heavenly Father Jehovah has promised through his son Jesus that our last enemy death will be no more. 1 Corinthians 15:26,55


M. Roberts posted on 10/4/18

15. I offer my condolences on the lost of your family member Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Please remember that you are never alone. God will be there for you. The family and friends will be there for you with true love, and words of comfort. The scriptures reveal Him as the God of tender mercy and comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) Yes what God shares with us from the scriptures will bring true blessing to those who are grieving over the lost of a love one. His personal words will even provide true blessings to our departed love ones. Please take note of this one promise that God shares with us. God knows the pain that you are dealing with. Yes you have lost someone who was truly special to you. Each day you think about that person. Yes you have shed many tears because of your personal lost. Those tears that have fallen have not gone unnoticed by God. (Psalm 56:8) Jehovah remembers every tear, and has promised to take action to reverse this dying condition of the human family. So from the scriptures He tells us that He would rid the earth of all sicknesses and death . (Revelation 21:3-4) Yes this verse serves as a personal guarantee that our love ones will indeed live. Here is just one such example recorded at (John 11:32-44) He would call to those in the grave, and our departed love ones would stand up in life again.( John 5:28-29) He has taken the time to preserve nine account that speaks about this future blessing from Jehovah. All of these things God will do for His earthly family. May I please encourage all to take the time to see how these verses apply to billions of others who will stand up in life again. Yes please draw comfort from this promise from God. Remember that Jehovah has given us His personal promise regarding the restoring of life to our love ones. Remember that it is impossible for God to lie. ( Titus 1:2)