Christine HARRIS

Christine HARRIS

Wednesday, January 8th, 1930 - Saturday, September 19th, 2020
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Christine Brown-Harris was born on January 8, 1930 in McKinney Kentucky, which she affectionately called “Tarzan Country”, to the late Zora and Clo Bell Brown. As Christine would tell the story, she was cooking, ironing and cleaning before the age of 9 years old. She would often talk about how life was different in McKinney and how she did not notice nor feel the effects of racism (as you would think) growing up in Kentucky during this time. If you spent any time around Christine while she reminisced of her childhood, you are familiar with the phrase “Linger long but die you must!”

Around the age of 13 years old, due to a health condition, she moved to Lexington, Kentucky. She later met Henry Overstreet. God blessed this union with the birth of several beautiful children. Christine later moved to Dayton, Ohio where she met and married Murry Harris Jr. From this union, God blessed her again with more children. Christine was now the mother of twelve loving children in which she adored greatly.

Christine worked odd jobs, often as a housekeeper. She was also a homemaker and loving mother to her children. In her spare time, she loved to travel. She would often take bus trips with friends to various places. One of her most favorite and memorable trips was to Atlantic City, New Jersey. She spoke of it often and longed to go back there one day. Christine also enjoyed, playing cards, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. Simply being together with those she loved and those that loved her warmed her heart. She will be greatly missed, but she will never be forgotten.

Christine departed this life, unexpectedly on September 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, late husband Murry Harris Jr; sons, Henry Lewis Overstreet, Nathaniel L. Overstreet Sr., and Lloyd Nelson Russell; Daughter; Elizabeth Reed; Daughter- in- law; Tanya J. Overstreet; sisters, Annie Mae Young, Helen Brown, Estella Vandyke, Lena Lester and Naomi Brown; brothers, Leroy and Harold Brown.

She leaves to cherish her memory daughters; Brenda (Calvin) Harris, Linda Overstreet- Rose, Frances Russell, and daughter- in- law, Sonya Overstreet. Sons; Gary (Rhea) Overstreet, William (Marie) Harris Sr., Anthony (Paula) Brown, Jeffery (Neicy) Brown and Murry (Maureen) Harris III. Brothers; Herman Brown and James (Lou-Ann) Brown. Numerous grand, great and great-great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Ave., Trotwood, Ohio 45416. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment: Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Thomas Funeral Home
    4520 Salem Ave.
    Trotwood, Ohio 45416
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Services

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 10:00am
    Thomas Funeral Home
    4520 Salem Ave.
    Trotwood, Ohio 45416
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 | 11:30am
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 11:30am
    Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
    118 Woodland Ave
    Dayton, Ohio 45409
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The scripture states "The span of our life is 70 years, Or 80 if one is especially strong." Your loved one encompassed that thought. Please let the wonderful memories comfort you today and in the days ahead.

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