MARIETTA, Ga. | Cooper Mills Harris, age 22 months, of Marietta, Ga., died June 18, 2014 in Marietta. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at University Church of Christ with David Eldridge officiating. A private family burial will follow with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation with the body lying in state will be one hour prior to services at the church.
Survivors include his parents, Justin Ross Harris and Leanna Taylor Harris of Marietta, Ga.; grandparents, Evelyn and Reggie Harris of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Debra Smith Taylor of Northport, Ala., and Dock and Dona Taylor of Fosters, Ala.; aunts and uncles, Amy and Michael Baygents of Northport, Ala., and Jenna Taylor of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Cooper was born on August 2, 2012, to the most proud parents there could have ever been. He was loved and cherished and protected by both parents and all family members for his short 22 months of life. He was a happy baby. He loved to speak with anyone and made impacts on many people's lives in his short time. Cooper loved trucks and cars and often told them bye as we left parking lots. He had just learned the color red and as we passed red vehicles, he would tell his mommy and his daddy "bye red car, bye red truck." He was a joy and will always be cherished. His 22 months of life were the most happy and fulfilling times of his mother's and father's lives, and we will miss him greatly. The family rejoices in the fact that we know that our Cooper is in the arms of Jesus fully restored, protected and in perfect peace.
Pallbearers will be Michael Baygents, James Jones, Billy Kirkpatrick, and Michael Simmons
The family would like to express their sincerest thank you to those who have supported them during this tragic time. The outpouring of love has been tremendously overwhelming in the best way possible. Specifically we would like to thank any individuals who have chosen to support our family whether it has been financial or spreading the word of support and prayers for the loss of our sweet Cooper. Others that have been tremendously vital in our grieving process have been Stonebridge Church of Marietta, GA, Capstone Church of Tuscaloosa, AL, Home Depot/Homer Fund, Davita teammates, and Little Apron Academy staff and parents. We are forever indebted to your love and support for our family. The Lord sent you very special people to us and we are praising God in this storm. We love each and every one of you.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to give back to a very special fund that has chosen to support us during this tragic time. Please make donations to the Homer Fund. Checks can be made payable to the Homer Fund and mailed directly to 2455 Paces Ferry Road Building C17 Atlanta, GA 30339. Payments can also be made via www.thdhomerfund.org
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Published by Tuscaloosa News on Jun. 26, 2014.