Mr. John Willie "J.W." Harris, Jr.

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The Graveside Service for Mr. John Willie Harris, Jr. will be held Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. at Champ Waters Cemetery with Reverend Rodney Duncan officiating. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask that you MASK UP and continue to practice social distancing for your protection and for the protection of others.

John Willie “J.W.” Harris, Jr. was born December 19, 1944, in Montezuma, Georgia to Elizabeth Ford Harris and John Willie Harris, Sr. At an early age, he gave his life to Christ and became a member of Zion Grove Baptist Church. He grew up in Montezuma and attended the historic D. F. Douglass High School. He was employed at Southern Frozen Foods, Pine Timber, Weyerhaeuser, and was a self-employed mechanic.

J.W. Harris, Jr. departed this life Sunday, January 29, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth and John Willie Harris, Sr.; two sons: Alfonza Smith and Kelly Ivory; his sister, Angela Johnson; two brothers: Robert Nelson and Ronnie Nelson; his grandchildren: Kelly Harp and John Thomas Clayton.

Precious memories will forever be cherished by his children: Christi Michelle Harris and Debra Ivory of Oglethorpe, Georgia; his devoted niece, Marilyn Rogers of Marshallville, Georgia; his devoted cousin, Tara Mallard of Montezuma, Georgia; his sisters: Elois Clark of Montezuma, Georgia, Lavern N. Taylor of Atlanta, Georgia, and Brenda Royal of Macon, Georgia; his brother, Reverend Curtis (Beverly) Bason, Sr.; aunts: Sara (Phillip) Tutt and Martha Ford of Macon, Georgia; uncles: Willie K. (Mary Ann) Nelson, Sr. of Maryland and Ezell Nelson of Chesterfield, Virginia; fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, dear friends: Eddie Cochran, Willie McCrary and Jean Brown. 

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