Biography: Harriet Denise Hough was born on October 28, 1956 to the proud parents of Lillie Mae Hough and Johnny King in Harlem, New York. When God called her, Harriet peacefully answered His call on October 7, 2019.
Harriet was educated in the New York City Public School System in Harlem, New York.
Harriet accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at any early age and was baptized at Christ Temple in New York. Harriet was very active and loved doing church work such as ushering, singing in the choir, doing missionary work and cooking. Christ Temple relocated to the Bronx but Harriet continued to be active in her church until her illness caused her to stay at home.
Harriet loved taking care of her children and grandchildren. Known to the family as “Ma, Harriet, Grandma”, she was also known to her community as “Auntie Harriet”. She was an iconic figure in the lives of many people and had a smile that could light up a room. Harriet had a magnetic, warm and caring personality which attracted all to her; however, she had no problem speaking her mind or putting you in your place. She loved all people and all people loved her.
Harriet was preceded in death by her loving baby sister, Annette Hough.
Harriet leaves to mourn her children: sons, Troy, Jamel and Shakeem; daughter, Eronda; mother, Lillie Mae; twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three brothers, one sister, three godsons, one goddaughter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and many friends.
Mom, go on and take your rest. We loved you dearly, but God loved you best.