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A funeral service for Willie Steve Harris was held at 2 p.m. Nov. 15, 2003 at Isaiah Community A.M.E. Church in Bellville, Texas with Rev. Gary Blackmon Officiating and Rev. Luther Shaw Pastor. Interment was in Richard Grove in Bellville, Texas.

Pallbearers were Danny Harris, Tyrone Frazier, Andre Frazier, Jessie
Haywood, Jessie Harris and Jessie Drake. Honorary Pallbearers were Wayne Gamblin, Reginald Lacour, Larry Duckworth, Ezell Montgomery, Franklin Robinson, Learon Drake.

Willie Steve Harris was born to May Emma Smith and Clarence Harris. At an early age he confessed Christ. Willie attended public school. He later met and married Betty Lou Washington. To this union ten children were born.

Willie was a wonderful husband and father. He will be truly missed. He
attended Isaiah Community Church. On November 10, 2003, God chose another soldier for his army.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 53 years  Betty Lou Harris,
children Ethel Austin, Ada Drake, Velma Duckworth (Larry), Stella Robinson, Linda Gamblin (Wayne), Mae Emma Montgomery (Ezell), Danny Lee Harris (Shewan) and Jessie Lee Harris, grandchildren LaShanda and Kenya Austin, Shelida & Reginald Lacour, Tyrone, Andre and Jillian Frazier, Jessie and Learon Drake, Jason, Montgmery, DeSean Holman, Tashavia Harris, Willie Steve Harris Jr. III, great grandchildren Aushunay, Mondrel, Janae, Devante, Leanor Sr., Trevon, Marcus, Hezekiah, three great granddaughters and one great grandson by Chub, aunt Ernestine Smith, sisters Nell Blacksmon, Rena Basile, Flora Davis and Lou Frazier, brothers Mitchell Davis, Joseph Davis and Authur Davis, brothers-in-law Dave Washington Jr., Nelson Basile, a host
of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral directors were Diggs Funeral Home of Bellville, Texas.

Posted by Joy Neely


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