On Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend, Mr. Joseph O. Harris, of 11011 Reedy Branch Road, Chesterfield, Va., departed this life at the Lucy Corr Village Health Care Center, Chesterfield, Va.
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Born on March 29, 1944, in Richmond, Va., to the late Johnny and Gussie Yates Harris of Chesterfield, Va. He was preceded in death by a son, Terry Harris; three brothers, William, George and Otis Harris, and four sisters, Edith, Edna, Exie and Muriel.
Joe was a very attentive soul, filled with stories and advice to tell all.
Joe accepted Christ at an early age, while a member at Lee's Chapel Methodist Church; he later joined Oak Grove Baptist Churc,h where he was a choir member, and served on the ushers board for many years.
Left to cherish his memories is his wife of 45 years, Florence T. Harris, from this union five children, Bryant, Travis (Nichelle), Kevin and Demetria; seven grandchildren, Marcus, Nicholas, Deshawn, Ashley, Bryant Jr., Tyquon and Devone; three brothers, Eldridge (Otelia), Charles and Cleveland (Dorothy), all of Chesterfield, Va.; two brothers-in-law, Bennie Jefferson and Christopher Griffin; two devoted friends, Cecil and Lara Evans; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services for Mr. Joseph O. Harris will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Dr. Earl Thompson, pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church, eulogist. Interment to follow at the Harris Family Cemetery.
Wake service from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at the funeral establishment.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Harris and watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Aug. 4 to Aug. 7, 2014