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Edgar Lee Harris, Jr. 71 of Columbus, Georgia passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Columbus Hospice, Columbus, Georgia.
Mr. Harris was born February 18, 1947 in Halen, Kentucky the son of Edgar Lee Harris, Sr. and Mattie Mallory Jackson Harris. He graduated from school and went in the United States Army and served his county with honor during the Vietnam Conflict. Mr. Harris was a member of the Liberator Masonic Lodge in Columbus, Georgia and was very active before his illness. He was a retired truck driver for Southern Wicker Company. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family. He especially loved his time with them on his porch. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Skeena Daniel.
He is survived by his wife Dalarie E. Harris of Columbus, Georgia; son Edgar Lee Harris, III and his wife Rosa of California; daughters Cheryl Williams and her husband Eugene, Lakeesha Harris, Shari Makell and Alexis Hill all of Columbus, Georgia; brothers, James Roberts Harris of Cinncinati, Ohio and Jim Harris of Cumberland, Kentucky; sisters, Glessie Williams and her husband Douglas of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Marcella Harris of New York City, New York, Elveda Harris of South Bend, Indiana, and Mattie Sue Harris of New York City, New York; fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services for Mr. Harris will be 4:00 PM Friday, May 4, 2018 at Allen Temple AME Church, 848 Washington Avenue Columbus, Georgia 31906. The family will receive friends immediately after the services at the church.
The Harris Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation – Columbus, 7500 Veterans Parkway Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909. The family requests that you leave online condolences and memories below.
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