Ardell Thomas-Harris,84, was called home to Heaven on July 6, 2020. She died peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Harris and three of her seven children; Rosa Galloway, Claretha Shorts and Alonzo Harris. Her surviving children are Bernice Smith, Henry Robinson, Roscoe Robinson and Bennett Harris. She also leaves behind 19 cherished grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren along with her brother Willie Thomas and sisters Rosa Pettersen and Adell Jenkins.
Born in Leslie, Georgia, the daughter of Bell and Willie Thomas, after moving to Binghamton she worked for many years at Bates-Troy Laundry. She possessed a strong work ethic and instilled good Christian values in her children.
A funeral service and homegoing service will be held 10:00 am Saturday at the Salvation Temple, 80 Main St. Binghamton. The viewing will be held from 9:00 am - 10:00 am at the church just prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton.
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