Christine Harris


Christine Alice Harris, affectionally known as Chris, was born on October 18, 1949 in Mansfield, Ohio. She was the fourth child of David and Classie Harris. She departed this life on June 5, 2022.

Chris graduated from Mansfield Senior High School and later continued her education at The Ohio State University. She worked for 28 years at The Ohio State University and retired from there in 2014.

Chris was known for her vibrant and fun loving nature. When Chris walked into a room, she lit it up. She loved to laugh and have a good time. She loved her family and was a loyal friend. She always kept up with the young ones in the family as they reached various milestones in their lives. Christine was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, The Ohio State Buckeyes, and professional tennis. She loved to travel, especially to tropical locations with beautiful beaches, watch game shows and do crossword puzzles. Her favorite pastime was playing bid whist with her family and friends, and she was an exceptional player. Another favorite activity was working out number schemes to play the lottery which she did until she was no longer able to do so.

Chris was preceded in death by her parents, David and Classie Harris; sisters, Alene Harris and Jennifer Harris; brother, Eugene Harris; and brother-in-law, Wilford Wiley.

Chris is survived by sisters, Beulah Wiley of Columbus, OH, Jacqueline Crawford of Highland, CA, Patricia Harris of Mansfield, OH, and Norma (Mark) Tolson of Upper Marlboro, MD; brother, Jonathan Harris of Mansfield, OH; two aunts, Martha Davis and Bridget Donaldson; nieces and nephews, Dalanda (Mark) Yonley, Simone Robinson, Clarence Harris, Jada (Junji) Tanaka, Chantal Harris, Merrill (Jaysherrie) Tufts, Sr., Andre (Shannon) Harris, and Tosha Phelps; and a host of other family members and friends.

Visitation 1:00pm and Memorial Service 2:00pm Thursday, July 14, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Linda Anderson

    I’m so very sorry for your loss, praying for your Family.

  2. Gwendolyn Joyce Jefferson

    My deepest condolences to the entire Harris Family, our extended Company-Line Family. Chris was such a loving and caring person. She will be missed. Our Prayers sent to you all from the Swain, Kilgore, Burton, Holmes and Carr Family with love

  3. Loretta Brooks Hilliard

    Christene Harris, a wonderful lady. We were friends in Mansfield, her family lived next door to us on the Company Line, good people. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  4. Charles and Patti ( Cash) Ray

    Praying for the Family.

  5. Christine English

    I’m so sorry for the lost of your loved one rip Ms Christine Harris….

  6. With heartfelt sympathy to the Entire Harris Family, It is the deepest condolences to be expressing my good bye to a real Sister/Friend
    Chris. My heart is so sadden and heavy. But one thing we know for sure is that this isn’t our home. I share so many memories at the Harris’ home. I wa a one of the Girls. There wasn’t a time I didn’t feel welcome. They took me in at a very difficult time in my life and loved me dearly. It’s not Goodbye But See you Later my Sister. You’re at a place where there’s no more sorrow pain or suffering. Rest until we meet again. Were theres are no more Goodbyes but, Howdy Howdy and never Goodbye!From my heart to yours!❤
    Emma Jones

  7. Patricia Harris Pride

    My condolences and prayers to Christine Harris Family.

  8. Mr.&Mrs. Alphonzo Pope

    So sorry to here the lost of your sister. Our prayer goes out to the family

  9. Queen Dulin and Ronald McKinney

    My sweet cousin so full of life. Rest in peace cous. May GOD bless and keep your family in JESUS name.

  10. Jan Pitts Woods

    Jan Pitts and Gregory Woods

    My dear sweet cousin/sister. Yep, sister! We were more like sisters then cousins! There is a void in my heart cuz. we have been through a lot together. I’m truly going to miss that smile your sense of humor and that infectious smile that would like up a room when you entered it! If anyone who have known Chris, know she was the most kind, thoughtful person you would want in your life and to be around. May GOD bless and keep your family/sisters in Jesus name!

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