Sylvia ‘Cookie’ Harris: Pro-Life Leader, Loving Mother, and Devoted Wife

 

Cookie and Andy Harris

Cookie and Andy Harris

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that our dear friend and coworker Sylvia “Cookie” Harris passed away Thursday, August 28.

Cookie was the mother of five children and the devoted wife of Congressman, Dr. Andy Harris for more than 30 years. Harris currently represents Maryland’s first Congressional District.

Cookie was a tireless pro-life leader who managed Maryland Right to Life’s booth at the State Fair each year. She served as the Director of Special Events for Maryland Right to Life and organized and managed four major banquets and three state conventions.

In addition, Cookie spent many hours working at the Pregnancy Center North helping women choose life for their unborn babies. She was a much-loved member of the Maryland pro-life community. She will be greatly missed.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio offered thoughts and prayers to the Harris family via Twitter. He called Sylvia Harris “a devoted mother & powerful voice for the unborn.”