Alice Zelma Harris

Marysville, California

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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

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

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

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...

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.

Not a day will go by that the memory of her will not enter you mind...May those thoughts be filled with joy & love.

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

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!

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.


Alice's Obituary

Alice Zelma Harris A legendary drum majorette for civil rights and social justice, was born April 8, 1928 in Foley Alabama and died November 13, 2010 in Marysville, California. Zelma met her ultimate goal of Rest In Peace at home. Zelma was born in the rigidly segregated state of Alabama. Both...

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