We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Kelsey Funeral Home
Early Saturday morning, September 17, 2022, after rising to begin her 3am devotion of prayer and scripture time with God, Constance Lenora Harris, was called home to be with her Lord forever. Just the day before, she’d told her godson, Tyvon McDonald, that it was time for her to breathe “new” air. Little did we know that she would make her earthly exit quick to receive the heavenly reward of her labor.
She was born July 1, 1947, at the old Yadkin Hospital, Albemarle, NC, to Roosevelt Harris and Annie Mae Kirk. After a time of illness in infancy, she was lovingly reared by her paternal grandparents, Lincoln “Dink” and Ophelia Harris.
Constance graduated from Kingville High School, Albemarle in 1965. She made her life’s work as a seamstress, with Knitster’s Manufacturing. She made her own clothes as well as making clothing for others. She had a love and gift for patterns and sewing.
Preceding her in death were her parents; grandparents; child, Luther; granddaughter, Chasadee; sister, Paloma Maske; brothers: Walter James Davis and Roosevelt Douglas Harris; and son-in-law, Lincoln Barringer.
Her last ministry affiliation was as a faithful partner of Bill Winston Ministries, whom she watched regularly on television. As part of her own service to the Lord, she was an early morning prayer warrior and regular contributor to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, where she both received pictures and prayed for the children. Additionally, as a lover of children, she was affectionately known by her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their friends as a place for fun. She often assisted with homework and provided snacks for the children. Many stayed overnight if their parents needed help. She had an unforgettable presence in their lives. During her final months on earth, she began to share that she knew she still had something to do for God that concerned children. After her departure, we now understand that her ministry of serving children will continue on the other side in heaven.
Left to cherish many memories of her love, generosity and humor are her children: Lincoln Wesley Harris, Ursula Moon, Felicia Barringer, and Sheana (Brett) Clark- Stokes; special children she was blessed with, Jordan Amir Tyson, her great-nephew whom she reared from infancy, and his older sister, Shaniqua Tyson, whom she kept; grandchildren: Dr. L. Wesley (Akelo) Harris Jr., Tiara (Selcuk) Uestuen, Christian Moon, Demetria (Bobby) Strother, Peter Steele, Sion Barringer, Christian Harris, Fatima Clark, Michala Barringer, Brettson Stokes, Terence Leake, and Alohni Fairley; eight great-grandchildren, including one newborn whom she just named “Baby Fat”; siblings: Otis Tyson, Katrina Huntley, Anthony Tyson, Roxanne Harris and Stephanie Clark; godchildren: Mitch White, Tyvon and Tyron McDonald; special friends: Judith Hearne, Carolyn Davis, Donna Wall, and Michelle Springer; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.