Corine Faison Harris age 94 passed away peacefully at her home in Gilbert, Arizona on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, with family by her bedside. She was born November 29, 1928, in Camden, Alabama to Boss Faison, Sr. and Mamie (McNeil) Faison.
At an early age, Corine began her Christian journey at St. John Baptist Church in Camden, AL. She attended school at Camden Academy in Camden and Hooper City High in Birmingham, AL.
Corine married Morris Coleman, Sr. on December 14, 1946. To that union six children were born. She later married Robert Harris. Both preceded her in death as well as her parents, three sons, Morris Jr., Charles, and Ronald Sr. Coleman, a daughter, Sherry Coleman, and four brothers, Joe Sr., Charles, Boss Jr. and Frank Faison and daughter-in-law Susan Coleman.
A pioneering woman, Corine worked as a CNA in the 1960’s in Galesburg, IL, and as a Sheet Metal Mechanic at a Naval Shipyard in the 1980’s in Mobile, AL. In 1997 she relocated from Mobile, AL to Gilbert, AZ where she was a faithful Charter member and Mother of New Life Christian Fellowships, International Church.
Corine is survived by her son, Steve Coleman of Galesburg, IL, daughter Debra (Bennie) Reynolds, of Gilbert, AZ and bonus children William Coleman of Keokuk, IA and Stephanie (Paul) Randolph of Indianapolis, IN, 25 Grandchildren, 45 Great Grandchildren and 21 Great Great Grandchildren, Daughter-in-Laws, Rachel Coleman and Carol Ann Coleman, Sister-in-Laws, Mamie Coleman, Dorothy Jefferies, Lucy Roberts, Wanda Faison and Mittie Moore, Brother-in-Laws, Dorris and Horace Coleman, a host of Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, Family and Friends.
Memorial Homegoing Services will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 1:00 PM Mountain Standard Time at the New Life Christian Fellowships, International Church, located at 3641 E. Southern Ave. in Mesa, Arizona 85205
Mother Corine Harris 11/29/1928 – 03/14/2023
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The family expresses special thanks to the wonderful support received from their church family and the team of professionals at “In My Home Hospice Care.” Tempe, Arizona.
In Lieu of Flowers
Memorials may be made in the Loving memory of Mother Corine Harris to New Life Christian Fellowships, International, 3641 E. Southern Ave. Mesa, AZ 85205
Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.
My beloved cousin (Sister as we refer to each other. as “Because that what we do”). I truly thank God for my moving to Arizona in 2017, this allowed we to discover my Coleman heritage & you. You became my family a major part of my journey in this life. You shared some much valuable inspiring information about your remarkable life as a beautiful black woman who was a trail blazer for all people of all colors.
You make me proud to have been in your graces. Your love for family, me & Klifford & was always revealed in our visit’s & congratulations. Your zest of knowledge was amazingly to me, I know there is no age in spirit & you demonstrated it to me everyday, with your zeal for learning new technology. Learning to use your iPhone, texting, sharing messages & photos that would put much younger people to shame. When we had to change your phone each time you always wanted to make sure that you did not loose your pictures
Now I see you in heaven walking around & smiling in your beautiful flower garden, “because that what we do”, enjoy working in the yard, plants & flowers. I know, We will meet again on the other side. I appreciate you I love you & I truly Thank God for you.
You and your family have my deepest condolences, thank you for sharing your Mom with all of us it was deeply appreciated..She was a sweet, kind hearted woman with true Christian beliefs. God has a true angel!
Again our prayers are with the family.
Sorry for your lost sending my sincere condolences from my family to yours.
Corine- I will miss you deeply & all our phone calls filled with laughter. You have been a true friend & loving person to me. I thank God we were brought into each other’s life & I was Charles caregiver. Both of you will be in my heart forever. You are in God’s kingdom now with your loved ones & that you are no longer in pain. I love you & know you will watch over me in my time of need–always by my side. Rest in peace my dear friend. Linda & Angel 😇 💙
I’m glad that I was able to see you last September when I was in Arizona. You still had that beautiful smile and loving ❤. God blessed you for 94 years Aunt Corine 🙏 you are truly going to be missed by so many. I love you and rest easy Queen !!
Hello Everyone. I just wanted to thank you all for the beautiful messages regarding my wonderful great grandmother. She was a one in a million & I am blessed that we all had the blessing to experience this life with her. Truly, Wawa was Heaven sent & God allowed her to be here so we can see His love for us through her. In all, I want us to remember the legacy & awesome memories she gave us because Wawa’s beauty was rare & is appreciated. I love you so so much Wawa & it brings me joy to know God has us covered because of you setting the way for us as the forever arch in our lives! Love, your great granddaughter! You are with us in Spirit! 💜✨👑🕊️
Hello Everyone. Sorry if this message shows twice because it didn’t upload earlier but I just wanted to thank you all for the beautiful messages regarding my wonderful great grandmother. She was a one in a million & I am blessed that we all had the
blessing to experience this life with her.
Truly, Wawa was Heaven sent & God allowed her to be here so we can see His love for us through her. In all, I want us to remember the legacy & awesome memories she gave us because Wawa’s beauty was rare & is appreciated. I love you so so much Wawa & it brings me joy to know God has us covered because of you setting the way for us as the forever arch in our lives! Love, your great granddaughter! You are with us in Spirit! 💜✨👑🕊️
Thank you Wawa for all the love you have shown and given me . You meant so much to me. More than anyone will ever know . From writing letters to phone calls and so much more. I miss you more than ever . I love you and will see you in 90+beautiful years. XoXo
So very sorry for the loss, she was such a beautiful woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May the precious memories of her live on..
Love Maryann, Major, Nina
Such a beautiful tribute. She was very loved and will be missed. Praying for peace and comfort to my family. Love you
Prayers & condolences to my sister/friend Henrietta McKee-Dismuke and all of f the family. I didn’t get an opportunity to meet Corine but heard many great things about her. Rest well in your new home Corine. 🙏🏽✝️