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Family honors missing mother found dead

Posted at 6:35 PM, Apr 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-27 19:06:14-04
Loved ones of a missing Fort Myers woman who was found dead last week held a memorial Wednesday. 
 
"Final call Alberta Harris 27-20," said a voice over the school bus radio intercom. 
 
It's the last time friends and family will hear Alberta Harris' name over the school bus radio,  
but the sound of her voice still rings in their heads. 
 
"27-20 go head," said Gracie Mitchell. "When she picked up the radio everyone turned up their radios because we knew we were going to laugh," said Mitchell. 
 
Loved ones say Harris was the life of the party; an infectious personality who brought dozens of people together Wednesday for a memorial next to her school bus. 
 
"She was a ray of sunshine. She came to work everyday, if she was missing you were going to notice,' said Mitchell.
 
Harris was missing for nearly two weeks when authorities found her body in a rural area of Hendry County on April 20th. Her family is still coming to grips with their loss. 
 
"She touched a lot of lives, whether you were sad or happy she touched your life," said Tomika Harris. 
 
Harris still struggles to talk about her aunt's tragic death.
 
"She would come by and tell you it'll be okay. She'd look at you and say it's going to be okay," said Harris.
 
Support from loved ones is keeping the family going but they say nothing will be okay until Harris' killer is found. 
 
"Justice yes, we definitely need that. Like she said that's closure. That'll be the final closure that we need."