ABOVE: A caisson delivers the remains of retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Marcelite Harris at Arlington National Cemetery in February. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank
Tenecia Harris said she’s encountered several women who said her mother inspired them to strive and succeed in the military.
“Mom just wanted to be herself — an emotional, dramatic, caring, kind, curious, determined shining light. It was in being herself that she was happy with her job, she succeeded at her job and went on to achieve her own history,” her daughter said. “If she could inspire even one person to just be themselves every day, in every way, and to see that is success, that’s what her legacy would be.”