At the age of 14 she moved to California from Detroit, MI.
Over the years she was a homemaker and she worked at J.L. Hudson's Department store as an elevator operator.
Mrs. Harris has three children, nine grand children, twenty great grand children, and eight great, great grand children.
She has been a member of First AME Pasadena church for over fifty years.
She attributes her longevity to living a clean life. She never smoked or drank and says her favorite song is, "I Want Jesus to Walk With Me."