Mr. Fred Albert Harris of 113 Ida Drive, Americus, Georgia died Monday, July 11, 2016 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11:00 a. m. in the sanctuary of the Allen Chapel A. M. E. Church, 132 Bumphead Road, Americus, Georgia. The burial will follow at Staley Memorial Garden in Americus, Georgia.
Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 a. m. until 2:00 p. m. at the funeral home and from 5:00 p. m. until 7:00 p. m. at the Allen Chapel A. M. E. Church, 132 Bumphead Road, Americus, Georgia.
The family may be contacted at The Harris Residence, 1105 Middle River Road, Americus, Georgia.
Mr. Fred Albert Harris was born in Sumter County, Georgia on August 15, 1945 to the parentage of the late Mr. Perry Alfred and Mrs. Ruby Lee Wooden Harris. He was the eighth child born to this union.
Fred is preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. Oliver Harris and Mr. McKinley Harris and a sister, Mrs. Nancy Harris Hall.
Being raised and nurtured in a Christian home, he attended Sunday School and church during his early childhood years. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and joined the Welcome Baptist Church.
Fred served faithfully as Vice President of the Annie Bell Foster Mission. He also attended other activities on a regular basis.
He was the co-owner and operator of Harris Sanitation Service; he worked many years at Davis Casket Company, Turner Enterprise, Shipp Farm, and as a Bus Driver for Sumter County Board of Education.
On Monday, July 11, 2016, Fred transitioned to his eternal home, free of all sufferings and pain.
His legacy of love and caring will forever be cherished by his children, Mr. Dwayne Lamar Harris of Loganville, Georgia, Ms. Linda Joyce Harris of Tallahassee, Florida, and Mr. Fredrick Bernard Harris of Rex, Georgia; a granddaughter, Miss Zoe Katlyn Harris of Atlanta, Georgia; his sisters, Mrs. Fannie Harris Butler and Mrs. Kathleen Harris Monts both of Americus, Georgia, Mrs. Ruby Harris (Clyde) Maddox of Riverside, California, Ms. Janice Marie Harris and Reverend Sherryl Harris Snead both of Americus, Georgia; his brothers, Mr. Alfred (Elizabeth) Harris, Mr. William (Mattie) Harris, Mr. John (Annie) Harris, Reverend Norris Harris, and Reverend Gerald (Martha) Harris all of Americus, Georgia; a brother-in-law, Mr. John L. Hall of Americus, Georgia; a host of nieces and nephews, to include, Mr. Christopher Butler, Mr. Patrick Harris, Mr. Shelby Hall, Mr. Victor Hall, and Mr. Alfred “Rick” Harris all of Americus, Georgia, and Mr. Donavin Miles of Warner Robins, Georgia; a host of cousins, to include, Mr. Otis Harris of Americus, Georgia; a host of other relatives and many sorrowing friends.