She was the wife of a United States congressman, but carved out a solid reputation of her own.
Sylvia "Cookie" Harris is being fondly remembered as kind, caring, compassionate; a loving mom and devoted pro-life activist.
Family and friends gathered in Baltimore at the Cathedral of Mary our Queen to say a final farewell.
Archbishop William Lori celebrated Monday's funeral mass.
"Cookie is the most outgoing person I know, very interested in taking care of all life from conception to the grave," said longtime friend Isabel Blevins. She was "very concerned about issues that affect the poor and women and i'm honored to know her."