Harriet "Cookie" Harris (Machaterre), 58 of Toledo, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on September 11, 2018. She was born February 16, 1960 to Betty and John Machaterre. She was preceded in death by both of her parents; Step father William Moore;
sister Rose Robinson; step children MC Lee Ware, MC Harris Jr., Patsy Finley; and step grandson Rashad Finley.
Cookie as she was affectionately known by her loved ones, married the longtime love of her life Mr. MC Harris in 1994. She was a devoted wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, aunt and friend. Although she did not have a church home at the time of her passing, she did accept Christ as her Savior and was a believer of his word.
In 1992, Cookie studied and designed clothing while attending Stautzenberger College and went on to become a passionate and dedicated Home Care and Hospice Worker for over 20 years. She loved gardening, decorating, shopping, hosting parties (especially during the holidays), crafting, cooking, caring for her loved ones and telling it like it is, with no regrets. Cookie will always be remembered for her immeasurable dedication to keeping her family together, which included raising three generations of children. Her door was always open to those in need and she was always surrounded by children.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her surviving husband MC Harris and their children; Sean Machaterre, Kesha (Shaquana)Valentine, Crystal Machaterre, Danielle (Sanford) Stewart; Stepchildren, whom she loved dearly, Darren Finley, Antwayne Harris, Angel Ware; Her sister's children, who she adopted at a very early age and raised as her own, Antoine Robinson, Priscilla Robinson, Deborah Robinson and Mary Robinson; 20 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; Brother's John Machaterre, Charles Machaterre and Kenneth Machaterre; Sister, Rose Heffner; Sisters-in-Iaw Rosemary Sturgis (Lawrence) and Arlean (Willie) Jenkins; Special friend Janet (Tony) Guerra; Pets Sugar, Dottie and Kitty. Cookie will also be forever remembered by her numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members" co-workers and dear friends.