Tanya Michele (Johnson) Harris of Liners Road, who made her permanent home in Cambridge,\nMaryland, died at the age of 66 years old, Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 9:30 A.M., at the\nUniversity of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton, Maryland.\n\nTanya was born on October 27, 1956, Cambridge, Maryland to the late Addison and Monenia\nJohnson. She was educated in the Dorchester County School system and attended Mace’s Lane\nHigh School from 1968 until 1969, then when the schools integrated in Dorchester County in\n1969, she attended South Dorchester High School, Church Creek, Maryland from 1970 and she\ngraduated in 1974. During her adolescent years she was known as “Tater” and “High Pockets.”\nShe also received an Associate in Arts degree later in life.\n\nTanya was a wonderful mother, grandmother, auntie, sister, cousin, and dependable friend to all\nwho encountered her. If you are one of the people that confided in her for any reason, you can\nbelieve that your confidence went no further than her. She respected a person’s right to privacy\nand family values. Known as “T” the loving name called by her sisters and brother, reminded\nthem of their mother (Monenia). Tanya’s heart was pure, honest and would help you in any way\nthat she could or try to find someone who could. She had a strong faith in Jesus and relied upon\nhim for strength and guidance in her daily life. When watching her sing during a church service,\nyou could see that she was serving the Lord with the energy that she put into the song.\nTanya was in a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church where she served in the Music\nMinistry, including being one of the founding members of the Togetherness Choir; President of\nthe Togetherness Choir; and was a praise dance performer. She was the church’s Administrative\nBoard Secretary; Lay Servant; Bible Study Instructor; Church Clerk; member of the\nHomecoming Culinary Committee; Member of the United Methodist Women; and had several\nother Church responsibilities.\n\nTanya enjoyed participating in sports, especially softball, playing cards (spades), checkers and\nbowling. She participated in a bowling team in Cambridge, and her partner was her father\n(Addison). So, they bonded very well. Tanya had quick hands, as her mother used to say, when\nshe sewed and crocheted; she was really good doing both.\nTanya is beloved and will be immensely missed. She loved Jesus and had many friends who\ncared about her. She will be remembered for her famous sayings: “I’m just doing me” (while\nwidening her eyes and looking at the person being addressed); and “Remember to Smile.”\nTanya is preceded in death by a daughter Michele Lynn Harris; daughter-in-law Sheba Harris;\ntwo sisters, Wendy Johnson, and Cheryl Chamberlain-Reaves; and two brothers, Ray Alvin\nAnthony Johnson, and Addison Johnson Junior.\n\nTanya is survived by her daughter, Trish Celeste Harris; a son, Wayne Yvon Harris, Jr.; three\ngrandchildren: Wayne Yvon Harris, III, LaTrra “Mimi” Harris, and Isaiah “Zeek” Harris, I; three\nsisters; Cosette Burns, Rhonda Jones (LeRoy), and Avis Banks (Nathan); two brothers; Kevin\nJohnson (Mable), and Richard Johnson; and a sister-in-law Serena Johnson. Tanya leaves to\nmourn a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives that she encountered in her life and\nleft pleasant memories.