Forrest E. Harris

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Forrest Edwin Harris, of Bowie, Md., died on Oct. 5, 2008. Services were held at the Randall Memorial United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C. on Oct. 9, 2008.

Forrest, the son of Mrs. Hester W. Harris and the late Robert P. Harris, was born in Petersburg, Va., on Oct. 8, 1949. He was baptized into membership at First Baptist Church, Petersburg, Va. at an early age. Forrest graduated from Petersburg High School in 1967 and from Virginia State College (now known as Virginia State University) in 1971. After spending several years in the San Francisco, Calif. area, Forrest relocated to the Washington, D.C. area, where was employed at the U.S. Department of Commerce until his retirement in 2006.

Forrest was preceded in death by his brother, Robert V. Harris. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife, Joyce; stepdaughters, Donna Alexander, (Tim), Staci Boykin; grandchildren, Jennifer, Andria, Justin, Jenae, Elijah, Andre, Kaira; his loving mother, Mrs. Hester W. Harris; brother Marvin Harris (Diane); sisters, Phillis Riley (Sumpter), and Cassandra Balthrop; sisters-in-law, Mary Harris, Katie Carney (Thad), Nellie Lee (Wade), Adele Burnette, Carol Moore (Reggie); and brothers-in-law, Richard Burnette (Andrea), Travis, and other relatives and friends.
Published in The Progress-Index from Oct. 8 to Nov. 15, 2008
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