The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, August 12, 2022, at Saint James C.M.E. Church, 215 Railroad Street, Marshallville, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Colonel Felton Cemetery, Marshallville, Georgia. Public viewing will be held an hour prior to service at the church.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
"For by Him were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in Earth ... "Col 1:16.
Cloris Dean Strawter, affectionately known as Dean, was born on February 3, 1968 to the late Rev. Willie J. Harris and the late Ella Mae Paster Harris. She was preceded in death by a daughter Brittany Simone Harris and a brother Lorenzo Harris. Dean was educated in the public school systems of Macon County and Peach County and was a graduate of Peach County High School. Following high school she furthered her education at Fort Valley State University. At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the band of Christian believers at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Marshallville, Georgia .. Over the years she held employment with Donnie Farms.
"There is nothing better. For humans than to eat, drink, and experience pleasure in their hard work" Ecclesiastes 2:24.
Dean had a very outgoing personality who thoroughly enjoyed entertaining her family and friends. She had a passion for cooking - anything from "soul" food to Italian recipes. She made sure her husband, "Bay", helped her with the cooking too! Anyone who knew her, knew that she was very outspoken and she didn't mind letting you know where she stood!
"My beloved is mine, and I am his:" Song of Solomon 2: 16.
On February 5, 2016 two hearts became as one as Dean was joined in holy matrimony to the love of her life - Ernest Strawter, Jr. who she affectionately called "Bay" and "Strawter". For the next six and half years, these two peas in a pod shared a bond that only DEATH could separate.
"Peace I leave with you ... Let not your hearts be troubled .. " John 14:27.
Lovingly on Monday, August 8, 2022 Cloris Dean Harris Strawter received her Angel Wings and took flight while surrounded by family and friends who love her unconditionally. She leaves to cherish her memories: her devoted husband, Ernest Strawter, Jr., her three loving children, Dontez Laney, Keyon Barner, and Ellissia Harris, all of Marshallville; her grandchildren D'Zyria, Kasen, Donjai, Jamari, Kamber, Ja'quaz ious and Ja'zyiah; her two siblings, Calessa Harris, Marshallville, GA and Richie (Hattie) Harris, Perry, GA; her aunts and uncles Betty Paster, Oscar (Jessie) Paster, Mary A. Bonner, all of Marshallville, GA, Mary C. Harris, Montezuma, GA, Ernestine McGhee, Fort Valley, GA; her great aunts, Bernice Howard, Marshallville, GA, and Earlene Waters, Hartford, CT; her in-laws, Titus Brown, Tallahassee, FL, Rhonda (Charles, Sr.) Respress, Marshallville, GA, Jennis (James) Green, Tifton, GA, Cheryl (Kelvin) Dunn, Grovetown, GA, Kecia (Willie) Jackson, Conyers, GA; her nieces and nephews, Ashley Harris, Richie Harris, Jr., Charles Respress, Jr., Felicia Respress, Talmadge White, Cornelius White, and Adrian White; three that she reared as her own Shannon Harris,Jermika Jackson, andKeishon Smith; a host of other relatives and numerous friends including devoted friends Cory Crocker, Darryl Hall, Angela Adams, John Rice and Curtis Davis .