Services for Mrs. Dorothy Jean Harris Kemp, 66, who died Oct. 21, were held Oct. 29 at Bennett Tabernacle Holiness Church with Pastor Eddie Harmon officiating and special singing by Andrew Mincey. Interment was in Hall-Wilcox Cemetery in Hazlehurst. Pallbearers were friends.
Mrs. Harris-Kemp was born in Hazlehurst May 4, 1955. She was the daughter of the late B. W. Harris and Ollie Mae Harris.
Dorothy grew up and attended school in Jeff Davis County. She was a member of Bennett Tabernacle Holiness church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, crocheting, helping others, most importantly spending time with her family.
She worked at several businesses in Hazlehurst, Glenville Lingerie and Ero, for several years before becoming a home healthcare provider. She was known throughout her community as someone who would help those in need. It was not uncommon to hear the kids in the community yell “Hey, Mama Dot.” She loved to be outside, and you could typically find her sitting on the porch or tending her flowers.
She is preceded in death by her father and son Mr. Roscoe Harris.
Survivors include daughter, Anita Nobles (spouse Jeffrey Nobles) of Savannah; mother, Ollie Mae Harris of Hazlehurst; grandchildren Jeffery Michael Nobles of Savannah, Ciera Moore (spouse Ngerenwa Ngamau) of Baxley, Jayla Bennett of Hazlehurst, Roscoe L. Harris Jr. and Rashad L. Hollis, both of Stockbridge, Zy Manning of South Carolina; great-granddaughter Semira D. Harris of Stockbridge; great-grandson Kameron Byrd of Baxley; sisters Linda Sue Dixon (spouse James), Ola Mae Howell (spouse Clarence), and Verlene Wilcox; nieces Latoyla Howell, Ashley Harris, Brea Mitchell, Melinda Dixon, and Tiffany Howell; nephews Clarence Howell, Dexter Dixon, and Cory Howell; and a host of great nieces and nephews, family, and friends that she loved dearly.
King Brothers Funeral Home was in charge.