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Donna "Big D" Lee Harris

January 1, 1942 December 5, 2020
Donna "Big D" Lee  Harris
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Obituary for Donna "Big D" Lee Harris

Longtime resident of Brighton, Donna L Harris “Big D” loving mother and friend to all passed peacefully in her sleep on 12/5/2020. She is survived by her son John Hackney; Granddaughters, Maggie Hackney, Sarah Hegyi “Rogers Fiancé”; step daughters, Julie Harris, and Cindy Knudson; brother in law, Ted Merrit; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and loving friends.

Preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas H Harris; sons, Kenneth Hackney and Roger Hackney; step son, Thomas M Harris; Parents, Paris and Margaret Clark; brothers, John, Douglas, Donald, and sister Dolores.

Donna had a passion for shopping, golfing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She loved singing karaoke with her husband, their favorite songs to sing were “I got you Babe” and “Love will keep us together”. The past several years she was a resident of Medilodge in Howell where she made many friends and was a big support to other residents and their families. She enjoyed feeding and watching the birds in the bird feeder outside her window and talking to little “T”, her grand puppy, on the phone. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Medilodge, family and friends for all the love and support she was given. She will be missed by all.

Services will be held at Brighton Hills Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers and in honor of Donna’s husband, Thomas H Harris, donations can be made to support the Glaucoma Research and Development Fund at the University of Michigan. Checks may be made to “University of Michigan” and sent to the Michigan Medicine Office of Development, 1000 Oakbrook Dr., Ste. 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. You may also call 734-764-6777 or visit the website victors.us/thomasharris to make your gift.


Memorial Contribution

The Glaucoma Research and Development Fund at the University of Michigan

The Michigan Medicine Office
1000 Oakbrook Dr., Ste. 100
Ann Arbor , MI 48104
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