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November 27, 2010
To Vernell and the Harris Family;

Your mother was at times my mother. I remember when she moved a mountain for me. I will NEVER forget that. She was one of the strongest women I have ever met. I'm sure that Mable was one of the first to greet her because she loved her dearly. You were lucky to have her as a mother and we were lucky to have known her. I am very sorry for your loss.
Love, Michelle Butler
November 26, 2010
Truly a bright and wonderful light was gone out. The light that she cast in the Yuba-Sutter area will not be soon forgotten. Ms. Harris clearly let you know where she stood on any any issue, and I loved her for that. Her gatherings on Sunday evenings were a mixture of politics and down home visits.
Reverend Dante L. Rome and Family
Macon, Georgia
November 24, 2010
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of this wonderful lady, but join in the celebration of a useful life, well lived and one that truly did make a difference. My memories of Mrs. Harris usually involved seeing her grab her handbag and stalk out of school board meetings to file yet another complaint with the appropriate agency. She was a wonderful friend to my mother, Marilyn Leal, who speaks of her often. Patty Connolly Dark
November 24, 2010
I would like to share this description I found of Sojourner Truth: “Every eye was fixed on this almost Amazon form, which stood nearly six feet high, head erect, and eyes piercing the upper air like one in a dream. Those only can appreciate it who saw her powerful form, her whole-souled, earnest gesture, and listened to her strong and truthful tones.”

Zelma was my Sojourner Truth. Her determination was something to see and admire and when she set her mind to accomplishing something, one could only marvel at her tenacity! Hardship and adversity were no stranger to Zelma but there was never any doubt she would overcome. She was a mother who loved her children fiercely and expected nothing less from them than their very best while, at the same time, respecting their uniqueness and individuality. She was a mover and a shaker and if I could dedicate a song in honor of Zelma, I think it would be:

“Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me round, turn me round, turn me round
Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me round, keep on a walkin’, keep on a talkin’, walkin’ on to freedom land.”

The world would be a better place if there were more Zelmas in it! Rest easy Friend – You’ve fought a good fight, you’ve finished the course and you’ve kept the faith. I’m very honored to have known you.
November 23, 2010
Brenda, I was sad about your mother.But I know she is with our Lord an Savior Jesus Christ, an that is a blessing. Mrs Harris was a wonderful lady an was really loved,I count myself blessed to have known her.You and your family are in our prayers.
November 23, 2010
Not a day will go by that the memory of her will not enter you mind...May those thoughts be filled with joy & love.
November 23, 2010
Blessings of love to the Harris family. I take great pride to have known & loved your mother. She stood tall in stature & in character. In love, peace and justice to which Ms. Harris always stood for. Best, Therese "Terri" Valdez
November 23, 2010
To the family of Zelma, I am so sorry for your loss, my father knew Zelma well and she was at our home many times. As children she babysat us a few times.....she was so kind.....the Clark family will never forget her!
November 22, 2010
Wow, I went to school with Raymond, Michael and Vernell for those many years and never knew your mother to be anything but an outstanding woman, strong and loving. Now that I read her history, I am further awed by her initiative and unrelenting desire to stand up for injustices that covered the entire spectrum. I wish I could be there, to honor her life.
Blessings,
November 22, 2010
To the Harris Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom, Zelma, was a phenomenal woman.
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