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Betty Harris

November 21, 1946 August 28, 2019
Betty Harris
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Obituary for Betty Harris

Betty Harris, a longtime resident of Newark, NJ, passed peacefully on Wednesday the 28th of August at Columbus Hospital. Born in 1946 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Betty became a resident of Newark at a very young age. Betty graduated from Central High School in Newark and then attended Evelyn Wood Business School, graduating with a business degree.

Betty began her career as a NJ State employee where she worked for the Division of Law. Betty remained a dedicated employee to the State of New Jersey until her retirement after 18 years of service.

Betty could always be seen as the life of the party. She loved good food, socializing, and spending time with family and friends. She had a wonderful smile that could light up a room and dressed as sharp as a tack! Loved ones often referred to her affectionately as “Bad Betty”, because she was the baddest in town when it came to being the life of the party and the best dressed in the building.

Betty is survived by: her sister, Georgia Coleman and husband Thomas Coleman of Concord, NC; her sister-in-law, Henrietta Harris; uncles, J.T. Harris and Leroy Harris; aunts, Annie Ruth McCleoud and Julie Haliburton; and her grandson, Marquis Staton; along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her children Willie Lenon Jr., Lolita Lenon and husband Willie Lenon.

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Visitation

Saturday

7

Sep

9:00 AM 9/7/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 9/7/2019 10:00:00 AM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Perry Funeral Home
34 Mercer St. Newark 07103 NJ
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

7

Sep

10:00 AM 9/7/2019 10:00:00 AM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Perry Funeral Home
34 Mercer St. Newark 07103 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fairmount Cemetery Final Resting Place

620 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07107

620 Central Avenue Newark 07107 NJ
United States
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