In Memory

Judith Ann Harris (James) - Class Of 1949

Judith Ann Harris (James)

Judith Ann Harris James

Dec. 20, 1931 - Apr. 25, 2018

SOUTH BEND - A long time resident of South Bend, Indiana, the only child born to Robert (Bob) and Henrietta Allen Harris, Judy was raised on the West side of South Bend. She graduated from Central High School and for a short time, married John Henry Kelley. From that union they had a daughter, Sharon Suzanne M. Kelley (Holland), who preceded Judy in death. Judy later married Ronald Vernel James of 35 years, who preceded Judy in death, and three children were born of that union, Beth Ann Anderson (Los Angeles, CA), Julie Ann Benton- James (Atlanta, GA), and Kyle Ronald James, who preceded Judy in death.

As the Matriarch of our family, Grandma was truly adored by her six grandchildren: Leigh Holland of South Bend, IN, Thomas (Joaquina) Holland of Los Angeles, CA, Brittany Anderson of Los Angeles, CA, Judith Lo'ren Benton of Atlanta, GA, Brandon Anderson of Los Angeles, CA, and Darrell Landon of Benton, Atlanta, GA: along with five great-grandchildren: Christopher Holland, Sydney Holland, Amaya Holland, London Benton, and Shannon Giddens,

A host of nieces, nephews, and many adoptive members of our family survive Judith, our beloved mother, grandmother and friend.

The Funeral Service is 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Olivet AME Church, with burial following at Highland Cemetery.

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