Dear Henry Lee Harris Sr. was born January 10, 1936 to the late Joseph Flournoy and Carrie Harris Thomas. He entered into eternal rest at his home on Thursday, July 25, 2019. At an early ager he joined the Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church. He was later ordained as a deacon and was appointed Chairman of the Deacon Board, where he proudly filed that position until he could no longer because of his illness. He also served in several other positions in the church.
He received his education in the public schools of Morgan County and graduated from Pearl High School with the “Class of 56”. He then went into the United States Army.
Deacon Harris met and married the love of his life, Corine Jones, who preceded him in death, they were married for 54 years. To this union six children were born. One of them, Master Allen Thomas Harris preceded them in death.
He worked at the Atlanta Army Depot and attended mechanical school in Atlanta. He also worked at Siemen, Inc. (Water Town), Madison, Colonial (Big Star Inc.), Atlanta, the Morgan County School System, Madison and the Morgan County Public Works Department before retiring a second time.
Deacon Harris was a member of the Buckhead STAR LODGE # 213 and served there faithfully in many capacities for 40+ years.
Deacon Harris leaves to cherish his memory five children: one son, Henry Lee (Rita) Harris Jr., Buckhead; four daughters, Darlene (Wayne) Thompson, Greshamville, Charlene(Curtis) Reynolds, Monroe, Mary (Russell) Greene, Athens and Martha Adams, Madison; six grandchildren, Marcus Trey Greene (who preceded him in death), Mardrecus, Kendra, Tawana, Shermayne and Jasmine; five great grands, Mya, Ryan, Machell, Justin and Jaxon, all of whom were “the apple of his eye”, a loving cousin, Ethel Hudson of Madison; one brother-in-law Henry C. Jones, Seattle, Washington; two sisters-in-law Maxie Jones, Madison and Mary Pettiford, San Francisco, Calif. He also had a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends who will truly miss him. Others included a dear friend and classmate, Addie Johnson, a checker buddy and friend, Dwight and Debbie Robinson; cousins J. D. Wilson, Ralph Tanks, neighbor and friends, Guy Parks, Michael Campbell and William Justers.
Services for Mr. Harris were held Wednesday, July 31 at 1 p.m. at Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. W. J. Reid presided and Pastor Cecil Champion was the eulogist.
Pall bearers were members of Buckhead Star Lodge # 213 and the Flower Bearers were members of OES Sisters.
Jones and Turner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.