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May 27, 1954 ~ October 14, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Denita Harris, a spirited, selfless, and generous woman, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2023. Born on May 27, 1954, Denita's life was marked by her warm, vibrant personality and her unwavering commitment to helping others. Her passion for life, combined with her kind, giving spirit, made her a beacon of hope and inspiration to everyone she met.
Denita was a proud graduate of Northeastern High School, where she demonstrated her tenacity and desire to learn. She furthered her education at San Diego City College, earning an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology, a testament to her deep interest in understanding the human mind and behavior. Denita’s pursuit of knowledge didn’t stop there; she also became a Certified Phlebotomist, a role that allowed her to combine her love of science with her desire to serve others.
In her professional life, Denita was a dedicated bus driver for the City of Detroit for 13 years. This role allowed her to connect with her community, brightening the daily commute of many with her infectious smile and friendly demeanor. Later in life, she transitioned to working as a phlebotomist, a substance abuse counselor, and a peer support specialist. In each of these roles, she dedicated herself to improving the lives of her patients, offering guidance, support, and a listening ear when they needed it most.
Denita was a woman of many interests and passions. She had a love for singing and acting, often using these talents to uplift others and bring joy to any gathering. Her favorite song was the uplifting anthem "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, a tune that perfectly encapsulated her positive spirit. She was also a competitive player of the online game "Words with Friends," always up for the challenge of a new game and the opportunity to connect with others.
Denita was an avid sports fan, cheering enthusiastically for her favorite teams, the Pistons and the Lakers. She took great pleasure in watching her teams compete, her spirited energy and loyalty never wavering, regardless of the score. Her favorite flower was the rose, a symbol of love and beauty that she embodied in her everyday life.
Denita Harris will be remembered for her selfless dedication to helping others, her generous heart, and her spirited personality. Her life was a testament to the power of positivity, resilience, and kindness. Her legacy will forever inspire those who were fortunate enough to know her, and her impact will continue to ripple out, touching the lives of countless individuals. Denita's light may have dimmed in this world, but her spirit will continue to shine brightly.