Doris Jean Church Harris

Doris Jean Church Harris

March 02, 1932 - November 17, 2022

Doris Jean Church Harris

March 02, 1932 - November 17, 2022


Doris Jean Church Harris, 90, of Charleston, WV, went on to be with the Lord on November 17, 2022. She was born March 2, 1932, in Littleton, WV, the daughter of Presley and Nelle Church.
After graduating from Hundred High School in 1950, Jean moved to Charleston and attended Morris Harvey College before working for F. W. Dodge Corporation, where she met her favorite customer, Calvin G. Harris, in 1954. Jean and Calvin were happily married for 56 years, enjoying life together attending functions with family and friends at Christ Church, the Elks Club, Kanawha Country Club, American Business Club, The Sterling Restaurant, Kourey’s Sweetshop, Humphrey’s Pine Room, but most of all, Jean loved being Mom to her children and Nana to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Presley and Nelle Church; husband of 56 years, Calvin G. Harris; sisters, Betty Church Watters and June Church Daniel, and niece, Judy Daniel Hood.
Jean is survived by her son, C. Grey Harris II (Cindy) of Charleston; daughter, Pam Harris Bowlus (Jeb) of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Erin of Ames, IA, Laura of Raleigh, Chelsea of Raleigh, Sam of Montclair, NJ; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Jean attended Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston for over 68 years and Jean and Calvin were married there in 1954.
A Celebration of Life service for Jean will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, the 19th day of November, 2022, at Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston, WV, with the Reverend Dr. Randall Flanagan officiating and Reverend David Donathan providing the music. Jean’s final resting place will be the Columbarium, alongside Calvin at Christ Church United Methodist.
The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Church, prior to the service.
Special thanks for all of the wonderful care provided by Jean’s personal caregiver, Belinda, and the staff at Hubbard Hospice House West.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Christ Church United Methodist, P.O. Box 0884, Charleston, WV 25323.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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4 responses to Doris Jean Church Harris

  1. So sorry to hear about your mom

  2. Belinda says:

    To the entire family of Ms. Jean my prayers are with you doing this time of great loss. She will be missed by so many people…she was so sweet and had a great sense of humor!! I love, love her and I’m praying for God to comfort your hearts as the time passes and you adjust to Mom/Nana being gone!!🕊️🙏🏼🕊️💔🙏🏼💔

  3. Pat Butner says:

    My deepest sympathies to the family. Jean was a dear lady who I knew a few years ago with my former husband Curt Deitz. He and Calvin were good friends and we went out with them occasionally. Jean was always lucky at the casino and we always laughed about it. May her memory be eternal.

  4. Bob Simpson says:

    Jean will certainly be missed by so many – including especially her Christ Church family. What a wonderful lady and role model for love in action. Prayers of peace for the whole family.

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