In memory of
Yolanda Reaves Harris
Yolanda Reaves Harris July 23, 1958 - September 3, 2020 FAIRFAX, Va. Yolanda Reaves Harris, loving wife, mother and grandmother, departed this life in the morning hours of Thursday, September 3, 2020, at the age of 62. She was born on July 23, 1958 in Charlottesville, Va., to the late Edward Joseph and Jeannette Reaves. She, the youngest of two children, was preceded in her journey to Glory by her brother, Edward Joseph "Buzz" Jr. Raised by her parents and her grandmother, the late Annabell "Missie" Allen Cox, Yolanda and her family moved to Philadelphia, Pa., where she graduated from Germantown High School, and received a Marketing & Finance degree from Temple University. Though the two attended the same schools, it wasn't until later when Yolanda met and then married Cornell Arthur Harris. Together, they raised two sons, Brandon Jason Harris and Brendt Corbin Harris. Yolanda was a passionate reader; she was able to transform this love of reading into an eagerness for teaching young children how to read. Yolanda was a devoted and ardent preschool teacher for more than 25 years. She was truly beloved by not only her family and friends, but her students and their families as well. Yolanda was warm, caring, and tender to everyone. All were always welcome at the Harris household. She was an excellent chef and enjoyed entertaining her family and friends. Her sons will recall days with friends and family walking through the front door as if it were revolving. Her culinary delights were the best in town, and her Apple Crisp was a revelation. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Cornell; her two sons and their spouses, Brandon and Nicole, and Brendt and Carol; Ruby Arthur, whom she loved as her own daughter; one granddaughter, Natalie Isabel Harris; and a host of other relatives and friends. In her passing, Yolanda has been reunited with her daughter, Ashley Whitney Harris. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 20, 2020, viewing and visitation from 2 p.m. until time of funeral service, 3 p.m. at the Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon, VA 20171. Interment will be held at Holly Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Charlottesville, Va.
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In memory of
Yolanda Reaves Harris
Yolanda Reaves Harris July 23, 1958 - September 3, 2020 FAIRFAX, Va. Yolanda Reaves Harris, loving wife, mother and grandmother, departed this life in the morning hours of Thursday, September 3, 2020, at the age of 62. She was born on July 23, 1958 in Charlottesville, Va., to the late Edward Joseph and Jeannette Reaves. She, the youngest of two children, was preceded in her journey to Glory by her brother, Edward Joseph "Buzz" Jr. Raised by her parents and her grandmother, the late Annabell "Missie" Allen Cox, Yolanda and her family moved to Philadelphia, Pa., where she graduated from Germantown High School, and received a Marketing & Finance degree from Temple University. Though the two attended the same schools, it wasn't until later when Yolanda met and then married Cornell Arthur Harris. Together, they raised two sons, Brandon Jason Harris and Brendt Corbin Harris. Yolanda was a passionate reader; she was able to transform this love of reading into an eagerness for teaching young children how to read. Yolanda was a devoted and ardent preschool teacher for more than 25 years. She was truly beloved by not only her family and friends, but her students and their families as well. Yolanda was warm, caring, and tender to everyone. All were always welcome at the Harris household. She was an excellent chef and enjoyed entertaining her family and friends. Her sons will recall days with friends and family walking through the front door as if it were revolving. Her culinary delights were the best in town, and her Apple Crisp was a revelation. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Cornell; her two sons and their spouses, Brandon and Nicole, and Brendt and Carol; Ruby Arthur, whom she loved as her own daughter; one granddaughter, Natalie Isabel Harris; and a host of other relatives and friends. In her passing, Yolanda has been reunited with her daughter, Ashley Whitney Harris. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 20, 2020, viewing and visitation from 2 p.m. until time of funeral service, 3 p.m. at the Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon, VA 20171. Interment will be held at Holly Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Charlottesville, Va.
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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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