- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Doris Carson Harris, 79, social worker

Doris Carson Harris, a former social worker who was raised in the District, died May 25 in Dallas from complications of liver cancer. She was 79.

Born March 10, 1925, in Bristol, Tenn., Mrs. Harris graduated from Dunbar High School in 1943.

Mrs. Harris graduated from Howard University in 1947 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She was a member of the Alpha Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

She worked as a social worker in Chicago; Alameda, Calif.; and Southern California. She lived in Pomona, Calif., from 1958 to 1998, then moved to Dallas to live near her family.

Mrs. Harris was a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Pomona.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlotte Strauss Carson and Lecil Carson, and her brother, William Carson.

She is survived by a son, Eric Harris of Chicago; a daughter, Natalie Harris Mitchell and her husband, Arthur Mitchell, of Southlake, Texas; and two granddaughters.

Services have been held.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368.


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