CONCORD Mrs. Delores Ann Short Harris of Camrose Circle, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at Five Oaks Manor. Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, at First Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Jim Collier. The family will receive friends in the vestibule of the church beginning at 12:30 p.m., prior to the service. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Delores was born April 6, 1932, in Anson County to the late William F. Short and Elma Forbis Short. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Betty Rose S. Beck and husband, Clarence, Myra Joyce S. Small and husband, David; brother, Billy F. Short Jr.; and grandson, Hunter Glenn Harris. Delores graduated from Wadesboro High School and Wingate University as an honor student. She went on to finish her B.S. degree at Appalachian State University. Delores opened one of the first private kindergartens in Cabarrus County, served as a teacher at Winecoff Elementary 4th grade, head kindergarten teacher at R. Brown McAllister and she lead the first kindergarten class, also at R. Brown McAllister in Cabarrus County. She retired from the N.C. Education System after a number of years. Delores was a member of First Baptist Church, serving in many positions and lead many Sunday school classes as a teacher. "To reach people for Jesus" was always her first mission while serving through church, Cabarrus Christian Ministries, Gideons, Stonecroft, Cabarrus Christian Women's Club, the care of shut-ins, and the Coltrane LIFE Center. Delores is survived by her husband of 63 years, Glenn Max Harris; sons, Phil Harris and wife, Linda, Frank Harris and wife, Jane; grandchildren, Stephanie Ball and husband, Derek, Phillip Harris and fiancée, Alyssa Smith, Anna Barnhardt and husband, Josh, Katie Harris; and great-grandchildren, Reily, Sophia, and Chase Barnhardt, and Mattie Caroline Ball. Memorials may be made to Coltrane LIFE Center, 321 Corban Ave. SE, Concord, NC 28025. Condolences may be sent at www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com. Wilkinson Funeral Home is serving the Harris family.

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