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Gloria Maxine Lancelin Harris left this world to be with her Heavenly Father on June 7, 2018. She passed after her battle with cancer, surrounded by family, in Madison, Wi. She was 76 years old.
Gloria Maxine was born on October 18, 1941. She was raised by her parents John and Edna Devore Lancelin in St. Mary’s Parrish-Baldwin, LA. She attended and graduated from Franklin Louisiana High School. She attended Wilson Community College in Chicago. She was employed at Madison Gas and Customer Service Representative. Gloria Maxine Harris joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church in 1960. She was married to Richard Harris in August 1961 by the late Rev. Joe E. Dawson. They were married for 56 years and were the first couple married at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, at its then new and now present address, 2019 Fisher Street. She served as church clerk, a member of Hospitality, member of Mt. Zion Trustee Board and was assigned to purchase kitchen supplies for the church kitchen. Gloria Maxine also assisted with the ordering of floral arrangements for church events. She was an active supporter of the Capitol Aires All-Girl Drum and Bugle Corp and the Southside Youth Hockey Association.
Gloria Maxine Harris was preceded in death by her parents John and Edna Devore Lancelin, her brothers Rayfield Lancelin, Alfred Lancelin, John Herman Lanceslin, Justice Lancelin, James Lancelin and sisters Audrey Mae Lancelin, Delores Baker and Beatrice Joseph.
Gloria leaves to cherish her memory: her beloved husband Dr. Richard Harris of 56 years, her children Victoria Harris (Madison, WI), Charles Harris (Madison, WI), and Patricia Harris (Houston, TX), four beautiful granddaughters, Lori Harris, Anika Harris, Madison Harris and Amaya Harris. Three brothers George (Lucy Mae) Lancelin (Baldwin, LA), Joseph (Donna) Lanceslin (Baldwin, LA) and Gregory (Bessie) Lancelin (Pine Bluff, AR) and one sister Greta Jones (Harry) (Dayton, OH) and (sister-in-law) Georgia Henderson. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews. Gloria Maxine Lancelin Harris was a strong Louisiana woman who loved life and truly loved her God.