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 Adolphus “Dolphie” Harris

Adolphus “Dolphie” Harris

Birth
Death 3 Mar 2011 (aged 61)
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot sec. 41, grave #2 next to 'the family'
Memorial ID 66849089 · View Source
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Adolphus Harris born on December 18, 1949, was the oldest child of Amos and Gertrude Harris. Loved and raised by a devoted mother and supportive family, he became a well-known person in his neighborhood and school.
As a child he attended church and Sunday school at Ebenezer A.M.E Church. Adolphus attended the Detroit Public Schools, where he learned to love and appreciate music. While attending Durfee Middle School and Central High School, he participated in choir and school vocal performances. Adolphus had a good singing voice and could often be heard singing with friends, even when walking alone down the street. Adolphus was a good dancer. When he attended neighborhood dances the girls would waft to dance with him. Adolphus was never low energy. He walked proudly with his head up high and had a wonderful sense of humor.

He started working at Chrysler Corporation right after high school and was employed there for 35 years. He was affectionately known to others by the nickname of "Doc" and "Da fee'' by his sister. These names stuck with him throughout his life. He was given the responsibility of making sure that he took care of his sister after school. He took his Job seriously. I'm sure without even knowing it, he learned devotion from his mother, of whom he was also protective and loved to her death on February 6, 2011. He moved back home to care for his mother and was faithful to her and her concerns. His faithfulness and devotion just didn't stop at family. If he considered you a friend he was also one to you. Doc had an argumentative and stubborn side to his personality, but he also had an endearing nature, to those who really got to know him, and many did.

Early in his mid-teens, he sustained a serious injury to his head. This led to a series of operations, but he was still fortunate enough to find and maintain employment. After learning to drive, later in life, he enjoyed the freedom of being able to drive himself and his friends. He enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, good food, playing the lottery and enjoying family and friends. Adolphus was a serious sports nut. He often watched two sporting events simultaneously on television, while demanding that he not be disturbed.

Eventually, health issues that could not be , began to affect his overall well-being. In 1991 while driving him to of his medical appointments, I began to explain to him, God's Grace and Mercy. He right away understood ''unmerited favor'' and stated that he had many of those instances, his life. With both of his hands in mine, I asked him to confess Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and he did. From that point on, whenever he received God's favor he would just call me and say "unmerited favor'' and we would laugh together... Oh what a foretaste of glory divine.

Adolphus was called from labor to reward on March 3, 2011, leaving to rejoice in his memory one sister, Deborah (Earl) Edison; half-brothers, Amos Harris Jr. of Fresno. CA. Corrie Harris of Texas; two nephews, Earl Jr. and Erick Edison; two nieces, Carla (Andre) Thompson and Cynthia Gray of Brooklyn, MN; cousins, Elizabeth Cannon, Thomas Marcum, Helen (Edward) Young of Merriville, IN, Billie (Bert) Watson of Indiana, Jean (Humphrey) McGurie of Kentucky, other extended family and friends, Theresa Davis, Charlene Powers
and Rocky Robin

Adolphus passed, not quite a month, after his mother.


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  • Created by: wogmin
  • Added: 13 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66849089
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adolphus “Dolphie” Harris (18 Dec 1949–3 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66849089, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by wogmin (contributor 47127019) .