Marilyn Harris, 75 passed away on March 7, 2022, at Advent-Health Care Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Marilyn was born on January 13,1947, in Kansas City, Kansas to L.C. and Bulah (Fuller) Harris. Marilyn was the fourth of nine children. Marilyn grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. Marilyn graduated from Eula D. Britton High School in Rayville, Louisiana in 1965. Marilyn began work for St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri in the Central Service Department. Marilyn retired in 2012 after 25 years. Marilyn professed a hope in Christ at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. A.J. Jordan. Later in life she moved her membership to the Timothy Baptist Church, where she was an usher, a faithful member, worked feeding the homeless and was a prayer warrior, until her health failed her. Marilyn loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and she loved her entire family very much. Marilyn enjoyed traveling, fishing, caring for her plants, decorating, and cooking.
She leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Derek Smith, Kansas City, Missouri; Muctaru “Shako” Smith, Independence, Missouri; two daughters, Kimberly Smith, Kansas City, Kansas; and Monica Smith, Dallas, Texas.
Surviving brothers and sisters are Nelson Fuller, Olathe, Kansas; Louis V. Harris (Debry) of Kansas City, Kansas; Louis C. Harris (Vanessa) of Kansas City, Kansas; Malinda Smith of Rayville, Louisiana; Myrtis Harris, Kansas City, Kansas; Shelia Harris-Williams, Kansas City, Missouri; and Minnie Harris of Dallas, Texas.
She also leaves to cherish her memories her aunts, Dorothy; Florence; Nazareth; Joyce; Betty; and Jessie; one uncle, Leonard; her grandchildren Dereka Smith, Kansas City, Kansas; Derek Smith Jr. Overland Park, Kansas; Derek Smith III, Topeka, Kansas; Nerissa Rogers, Kansas City, Kansas; Dazionna Smith, Grandview, Missouri; Dimitri Smith, Kansas City, Kansas; Tierra Smith, Kansas City, Kansas; great-grandchildren, De’Mario Smith, Kansas City, Kansas; and Alaysia Heggie, Kansas City, Kansas; her adopted son, Ali Barume; a host of nieces; nephews; cousins; and close friends.
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