COLUMBUS ó Willie B. Harris, 77, died July 7, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Greater Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Crawford with Freddie Mosely officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from noon-6 p.m. Thursday at Carterís Funeral Services. Carterís Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Harris was born June 26, 1941, in Lowndes County, to the late Lizzie Harris and Fred Harris. He was formerly employed at CECO and a member of Greater Mt. Olive M.B. Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ella Harris; and siblings, Freddie B. Harris, Henry Lee Harris and Leo Harris. He is survived by his children, Mary Frances Bryant Harris of Crawford and Robert Peterson of Columbus; siblings, Leon Harris of Buffalo, New York, Sammie Lee Harris, James Earl Harris and Lora Ann Gracin, all of Columbus; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Kendale Hill, Greg Hill, Jet Hill, Henry Ellis, Lewis Blackwell and Charles Blackwell.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on July 12, 2018
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