Camela Keithchelle Harris was born in Springfield, TN on July 13, 1982 to Pamela Faye Harris and Keith Dowlen. Camela was the oldest and only girl of her mother’s five children.
She attended the public schools in Springfield, TN (Robertson County) until her mother moved their family to Nashville, TN. She was an active student in the Davidson County School system throughout her high school years. Camela was caring and outgoing. Her hobbies included cleaning and helping anyone she could. She was full of love and laughter. You were sure to smile if you ever encountered her. She constantly ate candy.
Camela professed a Love for CHRIST at an early age and was Baptized. She worked in customer service for many years. She also developed an interest in doing hair, so much so that a lot of friends, neighbors and family members kept her busy creating a unique hairstyle just for them. Camela, her mother Pam and her Granny (Eva Mai) shared a talent the entire family benefitted from… cooking! Camela enjoyed family gatherings where she happily prepared and served a specially made dish. She was known for making sure others ate, rather she prepared the meal herself or went to the Community Baptist Church where they feed the community every Wednesday. She would carry plates to whomever she thought could benefit from a healthy meal. She was known widely in the community as she would walk any and everywhere. Camela had a genuine love for people. She took the role of big cousin and turned it to big sister. She would not allow any children to step out of line nor to be disrespectful in any manner while in her presence. She just simply was not going to tolerate that.
She will be profoundly missed as her physical state has been put to rest. She leaves to cherish her Love and memory forever her five children, Quint Williams of Nashville TN, Tonnika Harris of Clarksville, TN, Jamia Harris, Pharrell Harris, and Tyonna Chatman all of Springfield, TN. One granddaughter Ava’Lyn Rose Marie Villagomez of Clarksville, TN. Her Mother Pamela Faye Taylor Harris proceeded her in death. Father, Keith Dowlen of Springfield, TN. Siblings: Norvelle Harris, Kevin Church, Tevin Harris all of Nashville, TN and her younger brother Carricus Bell Harris proceeded her in death. Grandparents Eva Harris (Granny) of Springfield, TN. Norvell Harris (Granddaddy) of Henderson, KY. Earl and Lucille Pope/Earl and Joella Dowlen proceeded her in death. Aunts; Carolyn Gibson (Kat) of Nashville, TN. Vivian Williams Pope of Springfield, TN. Blanche (Johnnie) Spikes of Fort Benning, GA, Chanda Petties proceeded her in death (Wife of James Petties), Fonda (Danny) Patterson of Phoenix, AZ, AiSheika (Sedric) Traughber of Springfield, TN. Uncles; Leslie Pope, DeMario Harris, Ewell (Tony) Harris of Springfield, TN. Cedric Harris of Henderson, KY. Tara Lewis, Dwanna Harris (Whom proceeded death) Godmother/cousin. Cousins who were more like siblings; Wikema Kennedy, Mikresha Turner, Sheika Peña, Lavonna Petties (Big Face) and Vinesha Petties who proceeded her in death, D’Angelo (D’lo), D’lonzo (Big), Zachary (Zack) Petties, Sed’Drickas Traughber all of Springfield. A host of cousins and friends
Visitation with the family was Saturday, October 7, with Memorial Service to follow at 1 pm at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Gardner, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.
W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.