Magdline “Sue” Dykes Harris

Magdline “Sue” Dykes Harris, of Fort Wayne, IN, and with connections to Huntington, IN, died July 14, 2020, at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Ms. Harris attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She worked for Memcor Division in Huntington, serving on the Human Relations Committee in an effort to reflect change regarding communication, diversity and inclusion. After securing a high school equivalency degree, she was invited to join First Lady Barbara Bush in Washington, DC, at the White House for being one of the first Charter members in Indiana of the Literacy Initiative campaign.

She was born on April 7, 1932, in Fitzgerald, GA to John Dykes and Addie White.

Survivors include an adopted granddaughter, Regenia (Ted) Frison Jones.

She was preceded in death by her long-time companion, Sylvester Reese; brothers, John Hargrove, Jerry Hargrove, Joseph Hargrove, Willie James Dykes and Solomon Dykes; and three sisters, Naomi Smith, Mary Hargrove and Addie Hargrove Amie.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

Memorials are to Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana.

Online condolences may be given at hockemeyermillerfh.com.