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Clyde A

Harris, Sr.

Clyde A Harris, Sr., 82, became a guardian angel on September 2, 2018. Clyde was affectionately known as "Mamma Jamma" to all that loved him.

Clyde's Sunrise was July 27, 1936 in Akron, Ohio to William and Marietta Harris, Sr. He attended and graduated from South High School in 1954. In his young adult life he met, courted and married JoAnn Simpson on July 11, 1959. Of that union four children were born Sebryna, Clyde Jr., Nathaniel, and Laura.

Clyde and JoAnn recently celebrated their 59th anniversary. Clyde was a Staff Sargent in the U.S. Armed Forces where he was stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas. This was the birthplace of Sebryna and his long standing nickname, "Mamma Jamma".

Clyde worked at Bridgestone Firestone Tire & Rubber for over thirty years. However, Clyde was a hardworking man, a Boaz and true provider and never just held one thought or job...during his life he worked at The Mayflower Hotel, Chrysler, The Coliseum, Spring Hill, and RCA Rubber. Clyde was a jack of all trades and a master of anything he touched.

Clyde loved to fish, loved to dance, and to just rap with a group. He never met a stranger and absolutely loved to mentor young men on how to be the best men they could be. Clyde was his own entrepreneur he had his own food distribution service where he could not rest if someone was without resources. He was always ready to help in any situation with time, money, food or just a word of wisdom necessary to help you stay positive.

Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, William and Marietta Harris; brothers, Arthur, Paul; sisters, Sedona Poole, Marie Mobley, Lillian "Precious" Clark. Clyde is survived by his lovely wife, JoAnn; children, Sebryna, Clyde, Jr., Nathaniel (Bethany) and Laura (Damien) Booker; brothers, William (Ethel) Harris, Jr.; brothers-in-law, John Simpson, Quinn (Donnisa) Simpson, Darryl Simpson-Pringle, Brian (Nancy) Simpson; sisters-in-law, Barbara Harris, Lawanna Sky Matthews; grandchildren, Eboni (Michael), Kierra, J'Nette, Tony, Alexandria, Nate', Dayja (JaVon) Barker, Nathaniel Jr. (Kaitlyn), Hunter, Cheyenne, and Tatum; 19 great-great-grandchildren; and host of nieces, nephews, friends.

Calling hours 11 to 12 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at World Harvest Christian Church, 989 North Portage Path, Akron, OH 44313, followed by funeral services at 12 noon, Apostle Jerome Parker officiating. Interment Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to 1383 Crestview, Akron 44320
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Sept. 5 to Sept. 9, 2018
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