F. Dolores Harris

Dolores Harris passed away at home on October 21, 2023, with her loving family. She was born in Roanoke and moved to Hampton at a young age. Dolores graduated from Hampton High School, earned her A.S. from Thomas Nelson Community College, and her B.S. from Saint Leo University. She was married for 57 years to Gene Harris. As a homemaker and seamstress, Dolores dedicated herself to her family, raising Lisa and Chris and creating a loving home. She was employed for 28 years with the federal government and retired from the NASA Office of the Inspector General. Dolores was a stalwart member of the Methodist Church for 67 years and served in many positions with the church. She was highly regarded for her generosity toward her family and friends and her love for God. Dolores was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her affection for flowers brought her joy and she delighted in creating beautiful floral arrangements that she shared. She also enjoyed traveling and cherished moments with her friends.

Dolores was preceded in death by her loving husband, Gene; parents, Thomas and Agnes Guthrie; and sister, Joyce Rooks. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Smith (Rodney Beggs); son, Christopher Harris (Carmen); brother, Tommy Guthrie; three grandsons, Tyler Smith, Brandon Harris, and Hudson Harris; great-granddaughter, Everly Smith; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday, October 29 from 2-4 p.m. at the Peninsula Funeral Home. Services will be held there on Monday, October 30 at noon with interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethany Methodist Church, 1509 Todds Lane, Hampton, Virginia 23666.

The Harris family would like to thank her caregivers (Lisa, Xenia, Rica, Shaaron, Angie, and Leata) for their support and care of their mother.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.



  1. Pam Withrow

    Lisa and Chris and families: My deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved Mom. I hope with time the sadness you feel will be replaced with many wonderful memories you all shared. Dolores was such a gentle soul and a dear friend for more than 35 years, and I will miss her.

  2. Leata Walsh-Ingle

    It was truly a privilege to care for Mrs. Harris. She always kept me on my toes, and although she was soft-spoken, I have missed our morning routine of breakfast and watching Reba and The Golden Girls, as well as Hallmark Movies. She never lost her determination and tenacity.
    Rest in the arms of our Savior, peacefully.
    To the wonderful family, my deepest condolences and prayers.

  3. Johan guthrie

    I was truly sadden on hearing of Delores’ passing. She had a life well lived with Christian values.
    My sincere condolences to Lisa and Chris.

  4. Felicia Rouser

    Lisa, you and your family have my sincere and heart felt condolences. God comfort you and your family during this time.

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