Mary Ann Harris, 71, passed away, peacefully at home surrounded by family, on Sunday, June 19, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio.
She was born on June 10, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Henry and Idella Bender.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Larry F. Harris; brothers, Harold Bender, Mario Bender and Henry Bender.
Mary is survived by her son, Keith Bender; grandchildren, Keith Bender, Jr., Kamron Bender; siblings, Dwight Bender, Pamela Sullivan, Grethel Kells, LeVon Bender; daughter-in-law, Neissa Bender; dear friend, Charito Cofer-Harrison, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Mary received her faith early in life and had a relationship with the Lord. She was a devoted wife, mother and sister. Mary was adored by all who came into contact with her. She was humble and always made time for her family and friends. Mary was a great cook and family, friends and co-workers alike enjoyed and looked forward to her meals. You could always count on her for a great time. Mary was a hard worker and dedicated to her career.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, Columbus Northeast Chapel, 3047 East Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43231 with a funeral service immediately following at 4:00 pm also at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, Columbus Northeast Chapel. She will be laid to rest with her husband, Larry, at Dayton National Cemetery.
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"My Sister, My Friend"
My sister was a playmate
I knew was always near
My sister was a protector
From every hurt or fear
We share a bond of closeness
We know will never end
We're here for one another
My sister, my best friend