Obituary of Gladys Zelmesia Harris
Gladys Harris was born to the parentage of James Oliver Drawhorn, Sr. and Johnnie Othella Drawhorn on November 17, 1935. She was the second of seven children. Preceding her in death was her father, James Oliver Drawhorn, Sr., and her mother, Johnnie Othella Drawhorn, three sisters, Maurine Gillaspie, JoAnn Jones, Virginia Ann Robinson; three brothers, James Oliver Drawhorn Jr., Charlie Drawhorn, and Aubrey Von Drawhorn.
She was educated in the Dallas Public Schools. She accepted Christ at and Early age under the Pastorage of the late Rev. Alexander McKnight Jr. of Hopewell Baptist Church. She later united with the New Jerusalem Institutional Baptist Church, where she served as a deaconess, usher, decorator and in the culinary department until her untimely demise.
Gladys united in marriage to the late Alfred G Harris, who preceded her in death. Her memory will always be cherished by her dedicated and devoted daughter, Sheila Turner Walker (Eric), Patricia Drawhorn, and D’Bert Harris, son Alfred G. Harris Jr. (Che’ri), a loving God-Daughter, Juanita Wickware (Billy), God-Son, JaVon Britton; grandchildren, DJuana Compton, Dwight Turner (Kimberlee), Kevin Drawhorn, Nikki Harris, David Walker, and Nicole Walker; great-grandchildren, Devin, Krystal, Angel, and Natalya; great great grandchildren, Isaiah, Deivionna, Jonah, KeAnthony, Rodney, Truiest, Roelle, Dae’Shone, Y’Manni, and Ma’liyah; a dedicated nephew Mark Gillaspie, and niece, Pamela Turner; and a host of other nieces and nephews. Special friends include Debra Pruitt, Herese Cook, Bobbie Samples and Nettestine Smith.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gladys Harris, please visit Tribute Store