Family and friends are mourning the sudden loss of Josephine "Ann" Harris who passed away shortly after President Obama stopped in this morning for breakfast.
Deanna Hubbard, Harris' daughter said that meeting Mr. Obama was one of the highlights of her life.
"She loved Obama," Hubbard said.
"She was very happy and excited to go and see him."
Harris was 70. Her restaurant, Ann's Place on South Hawkins has been in business for over 30 years and Hubbard said that it was a honor to have President Obama in her restaurant.
"I asked one of the Secret Service people why they picked our restaurant, and he said they had been watching it for a couple of weeks, so they chose our restaurant."
She had complained of fatigue and heart-attack like symptoms as she was being taken to the hospital hours after the President had breakfast.
Hubbard said that Obama was very gracious when he got to the restaurant and took the opportunity to get to know Ann, who had been battling health problems.
"I had told him that my mom just had a heart attack in June and he said that he wasn't going to wait for her to come to him, he was going to come to her," Hubbard said.
"He gave her a hug, and took pictures with her and everything."
Harris was pronounced dead at Akron General Friday morning around 11:18 a.m.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office tells AkronNewsNow.com the death came from natural causes.