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Shirley L. Harris

December 4, 1924 - September 20, 2016

Shirley L. Harris, of Norfolk, died on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the age of 91 years. She was born on December 4, 1924 in Norfolk, VA to Louis Levine and Sarah Bloom Levine. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and spent much of her life being involved with her family’s activities.

In addition to her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Leon M. Harris.

Shirley is survived by her daughter Marsha Woodman (Jay) of Virginia Beach; son Eric W. Harris of Norfolk; daughter Lori Beim (Michael) of Longwood, Fla.; her grandchildren, Jennifer Stern (Dani), Shana Prohofsky (Joel), Sydney and Riley Beim; her great-grandchildren, Hayley and Daphne Stern, Eli and Leo Prohofsky; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at B’nai Israel Cemetery (2750 Cromwell Rd, Norfolk) at 10:00 AM.

Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel, Virginia Beach, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered to the family by clicking the “post a condolence” button below.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to benefit the Berger-Goldrich Home at Beth Shalom Village or The Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater or a charity of your choice. To make a contribution, please click the organization’s name (the highlighted text) in this paragraph.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am


B'nai Israel Cemetery

2750 Cromwell Rd., just south of Peterson St
Norfolk, VA 23509

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