Albany- Norise A. Harris, 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, November 24, 2019. She was born March 22,1951 in Niskayuna, NY to the late Ned Louis Young and Geneva Young. Norise is survived by her husband of 35 years, Randall Harris.
Born and raised in the Capital District, Norise graduated from Albany Business College in 1981, with an Associate’s in Business Administration. She married Randall Harris, February 14, 1984. Norise worked many years across many disciplines beginning in 1969 as an Administrator for State University Research Foundation for 13 years, Human Resources Benefits Manager, R.PI., in 1982, Houseware Department Manager, Lechmere in 1986, to Claims Processor for Group Health Insurance, retiring in 2011. Norise also retired after 34 years of service from the United States Army Reserve as Staff Sergeant. Norise adored her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted member of New Horizons Church for many years.
Norise will be remembered as a loving wife and for her love and devotion to her children.
In addition to her husband Norise is survived by her loving children, daughter Jena (Lauren) Harris, Philadelphia, PA, son Norman Allen, Brooklyn, NY, son Marc Allen, Albany, NY, stepdaughter Ranika Harris, Atlanta GA, stepson Randall Harris, Jr., Philadelphia, PA; grandchildren, Dayonna Allen, Quasia Allen, Dayveien Allen, Claudia Allen, Jazmine Allen, Azyhkei Allen; brother, Melvin (LaVernn) Young, Rochester, NY, mother in-law Anna Mae Harris, Utica, NY, sister in-law Valarie Harris, Albany, NY, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear family friends.
Norise is predeceased by her mother, Geneva Young, father, Frank Willz, stepfather, Ned Louis Young, sister, Ethel Mitchell, brother Michael Young, father in-law Rossie Lee Harris.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 10am-12pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 181 Troy Schenectady Road, Watervliet, New York 12189. A funeral service will start at 12pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Albany Rural Cemetery.