Willie Harris

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Willie Lee Harris, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at his home.

He was born July 14, 1948, in Marion, Ark., son of Sylvester and Mozella Bass Harris.

Harris was a self-employed mechanic and lawn-care provider.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Esther Williams of Marietta, Ga.; six sons, Willie Harris Jr. and Dorian Harris of South Bend, Ind., Christopher Harris of Smyrna, Ga., Bryant Harris of Marietta, Ga., Nathan and Nathaniel Harris of Cape Girardeau; three daughters, Darnisha and Dakia Harris and Katrina Davis, all of South Bend.

Also four brothers, Jimmy Harris of Marietta, Jerry Harris of Kennesaw, Ga., Lawrence Harris of Cartersville, Ga., Lonnie Harris of Fort Wayne, Ind.; eight sisters, Edna Sampson of Memphis, Tenn., Alma Trawick of Indianapolis, Shirley Thomas of South Bend, Barbara Archer and Charlene Harris of Smyrna, Helen Harris and Deborah Mathis of Marietta, Flora Harris of Tumbling, Ga.; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Johnny Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery.