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Deborah Virginia Harris

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Deborah Virginia Harris

AGE: 64 • Bear

Deborah Virginia (Venable) Harris, 64, of Bear, Delaware, peacefully departed this life on June 12, 2014 in the Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care Center at Christiana Hospital.

She was born on June 11, 1950 in Staunton, Virginia to Robert W. Venable, Jr and the late Doris L. Scott.

Deborah worked as the assistant bookkeeper for the B& J Child Care Center in Philadelphia. Her tireless efforts were appreciated by the staff and the "little ones" that graced their doors. Every morning, she would greet the parents and children with a beautiful smile or a look that kept them on the straight and narrow. In 1996, the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis would transition her to early retirement.

Deborah was a quiet and gentle soul. No matter the situation or circumstance, she would always put others before herself. She will be extremely missed by all who had the honor to know and love her.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her daughter, Tasha Harris Mighty (Garnet); her father, Robert Venable, Jr.; her daughter in spirit, Deborah Thom; her brother, Oliver Tate (Ella); step-brother, Carroll Franklin; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Venable; and step-sister, Dyane Franklin.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday, June 21st, 2014, at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware, where family and friends may visit beginning at 11:00am. Committal services will be held privately with Deborah's family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY, 10163.

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Published in The News Journal from June 17 to June 19, 2014
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