Willie L. Harris
1934 - 2018
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Willie L. Harris

May 29, 1934 - August 30, 2018

SOUTH BEND, IN - Deacon Willie L. Harris, a resident of Green Pine Court, Mishawaka, Indiana passed from this life at the age of 84 years, at 5:58 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Memorial Hospital.

Life for Deacon Harris began on May 29, 1934 in Rison, Arkansas when he was born to the union of Jeff and Jessie Lee (Segrest) Harris. He had lived in South Bend for the past 57 years, coming from Gary, Indiana. On May 29, 1976, Willie and Pamela Totten were united in wedlock in Elkhart, Indiana. After 20 years of employment, he retired from Elkhart Community School Corporation.

Deacon Harris was a member of Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ since 1971, serving on the Deacon Board and the Trustee Board. He also was past president of the Usher Board. He was affectionately known as “The Deacon”.

Loving family members who survive are his wife, Pam Harris; four daughters, Vanessa Harris and Natalie Harris, both of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jennifer Harris of Brownsburg, Indiana, and Monica (Wallace) Buie of Los Angeles, California; six grandchildren, Whitney Buie, Madison Clark, Jaden Harris-Lott, Jenuwin Harris, Natalyn Harris, and Majesty Buie; two sisters, Helen Wynn of Gary, Indiana and Lorrine Patterson of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; three brothers, Booker (Mary) Harris of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Lorenzo Harris of Las Vegas, Nevada, and James (Jonnie) Harris of Florida, along with other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death along with his parents were siblings, Corrine Releford, Ben Harris, Virgil Harris, Rufus Harris, and Vincent Harris.

Home going services for Deacon Willie Harris will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 7, 2018 at Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Alford's Mortuary where arrangements have been entrusted.

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Sep. 2, 2018.
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September 9, 2018
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Husband and Father. I worked with Willie at Memorial HS and found him to be a kind, wise man with a great smile and pleasant demeanor. May God comfort, strengthen and bless you all!
Janie and Lewis Boyden
September 7, 2018
Vanessa Graves
September 7, 2018
We Love y'all with all our hearts. Our Deepest Condolences.Deacon will be missed
Anderson Family
Del & Tanya Anderson
September 6, 2018
Deacon Harris, whom I affectionately called Uncle Willie my whole life, was an awesome man of God who was very humble and loved working in the kingdom when he was physically able to do so. You were a true Soldier and a real gentleman who will never be able to be replaced. My sincere prayers go out to your spouse, missionary Pam, my god sister Vanessa and her siblings. I've been praying for you all day today as you lay him to rest believing that God will heal your broken hearts and give you peace knowing that his soul is resting with Him. God bless you and we love you from the Harris families in Atlanta, formerly of South Bend Indiana.
Dana Harris Carter
September 6, 2018
To Missionary Pam Harris and your daughters,

So sorry to her of the passing of your husband and father. My heart hurt to know that your heart is hurting at this time.

Just as a reminder of something you already know, God is yet God, and God is love. Let Him hold you, keep you, strengthen you through it all. He will sustain you and He yet loves you.

Holding you up before the Lord in prayer.
Mother LaVerne Adams
September 5, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the Harris Family. May God hold you in the palm of His hands during this time of bereavement.
Kenneth, Taisha and Isaiah Wilson
Kenneth Wilson
September 4, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Harris family. May God grant you all Peace and understanding during this time.
September 4, 2018
My Condolences to the family.
Yolanda Millsaps
September 3, 2018
Shine on Deacon Harris.
Valarie Cloud
September 3, 2018
Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Deacon Harris is gone from this world although will live forever in the hearts of his beautiful family. We send our love prayers and strength. Rest in power Deacon Harris.
Valarie Cloud
September 2, 2018
Pam we been friends for so long my condolences goes to you and your family love yall so much may god continue his blessing on you and your family
September 2, 2018
You all are in my prayers. He was the best brother-in-law I will miss him dearly. He always stuck by me.
Susie Harris
September 2, 2018
Two sister Vanessa Harris and sister Jennifer and the Harris family you have my deepest condolences .may the lord give you the strength and comfort in the time of sorrow

I am praying for you and the family

your truly

SISTER Elizabeth melton
September 2, 2018
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