AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ret. S/Sgt. Lynwood L. Harris formerly of Belafonte Drive entered into rest Friday, May 18, 2012 at the V. A. Medical Center. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:a.m. at Beulah Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Sam Davis officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. At an early age Leroy was baptized and joined the Star of Zion Disciples of Christ Church in Fairfield, NC. He graduated and received his high school diploma from the Hyde County Training School, Sladesville, NC. Soon after, he served in the United States Army , During his military service Sgt. Harris received the Bronze Star for Merit of Service . He also received the Expeditionary Service Medal and other decorations for his service in the armed forces. Sgt. Lynwood L. Harris retired from U.S. Army. He formed softball teams with the neighborhood boys and was a mentor to many young people. He was a founding member of the Eastside Improvement Committee in 1966 and a member of the AmVets Post 616. He was a member of the NAACP and participated with the Democratic Party in supporting candidates for local elections. Lynwood Leroy Harris joined the Mason at Lodge 26 in Washington, DC. He leaves to mourn daughters, Hildreth Leverett - Augusta, GA.; Connie (Anthony) Allen Oakridge, TN; Dosha (Ricky) Green Augusta, GA and son Leonard Jeffery Key, South Haven, MS; Five grandchildren Jacquelyn D. Leverett, Markus Rhodes, N Kenge Green, Jeffery Key and Damonte Green; four sisters, Emma Harris - Waldorf, MD; Mellie Burrus - Fairfield, NC; Hattie (Robert) Abner - Burtonsville, MD; Mamie (LeeAndrus) Brimmage - Scranton, NC and one brother Carl Willis Harris - Greensboro, NC and his beloved brothers Chester (Chet) Harris and Weldon (Don) Harris that preceded him in death. He also leaves one sister-n-law, Barbara Harris, Lanham, MD; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, and one god daughter Michele Lynn Jacobs Williams and one god son David Bernard Reeves, Augusta, Georgia. The Family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home Friday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
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