On a beautiful spring day in Pensacola, Florida, Jesse Lee Riley and Henrietta Riley welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Ida Davaughn into their family. What a blessed day, April 10, 1957 was to the world. She was the fifth of six children and the baby girl. After 62 years, God called her home January 26, 2020 after a short stay in Covenant Hospice in Pensacola, FL.
She received her high school education at Enterprise High School. Shortly after, she married her high school sweetheart, Ulysses Kincey Jr. From their marriage, Sergeant First Class (Retired) Hezron Rosheik Kincey, was born in 1976. She later met, fell in love, and married Earl Harris. Dr. Quianna Rashida Harris was born from this matrimony in 1986. She was immensely proud of her children and would let everyone know about it.
Ida worked for several years for Sears as a sales associate and The New Brockton Extension Office where she taught teenage mothers about making healthier eating decisions. After returning to Pensacola she was employed as a teacher’s assistant at Warrington Elementary School where she blessed many families before she could no longer work due to her illness.
As a child, Ida was a member of Pleasant Shade Baptist Church, Enterprise, Alabama. Later she became a member of Johns Chapel AME Church in Enterprise, Alabama, where she sung in the Young Adult Choir and was a member of the Young Women’s Progressive Club. In Florida, she served at St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church. While in Colorado, she attended Payne Chapel AME Church. Upon her return to Alabama, she rejoined Johns Chapel AME Church and remained a member until her passing. Knowing the importance of serving God and knowing black history, Ida ensured that her children had a love for God and the tools necessary to know their history.
She dedicated her life to her love of her family, friends, and her deep adoration of animals (especially her dogs). She enjoyed gardening, outdoor sports, cooking, and cheering for her favorite teams. She was known for her infectious smile, contagious laugh, and beautiful spirit.
She was preceded in death by both of her adoring parents Jesse and Henrietta Riley, her sister Millie JoAnn Stanley, her brother Douglas Stanley, and her niece Debra Benjamin.
Part of Ida’s legacy includes her children: Hezron (Kanika) Kincey of Huntsville, AL, and Quianna Harris of Cleveland, OH; her grandchildren: Jonte (Autumn) Calvin, Terrell Kincey, Ty-Yeir Kincey, Terence Brady, Kennedy Kincey, and Hezron Kincey Jr. (All of Huntsville, AL except Terence who is in San Antonio, TX); her great-grandchildren: Joziah Calvin and Jiovanni Calvin both of Huntsville, AL; siblings: Cora Oldham of Fayetteville, NC, Kelly Stanley of Enterprise, AL, and Lloyd Riley of Enterprise, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ida D. Harris, please visit our floral store.