The funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 P.M., Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, 713 3rd Street, Buena Vista, Georgia, where Reverend Purnell Wilson is pastor. The Reverend Jermaine Harris will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Oliver Street, Buena Vista, Georgia. The remains will lay in state from 3:00 P.M. until the hour of service.
Porter Harris was born March 12, 1950 to the late Henry Harris, Sr. and Ida Bell Johnston Harris. One sister, Minnie Harvey, preceded him in death. He was educated in the public school system of Stewart County. He was united in holy matrimony to the late Annette Thomas Harris, and to this union, they were blessed with one son, Jeffery Thomas.
Mr. Harris retired from Tyson Food, Inc. of Buena Vista, Georgia as a maintenance engineer after twenty years of dedicated services.
Survivors are a son and his spouse, Jeffery (Lizzie) Thomas, Midland, Georgia; two grandchildren, Keian Butts, Douglassville, Georgia and Sanquesha McGruder, Midland, Georgia; thirteen siblings and their spouses, Henry Harris, Jr, Louvale, Georgia, Eugene (Mary) Harris, James (Elizabeth) Harris, Andrew (Bernice) Harris, Tommy (Nettie) Harris, all of Cusseta, Georgia, Bertha Roundtree, New York City, New York, Bernice Johnson, Thelma Stevens, Myrtle (Henry) Cowart, Betty (Edward) Brown, Julia Robinson, and Vanessa (Vincent) Walton, all of Columbus, Georgia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Alvin Thomas, Miami, Florida, Rev. Jerome Franklin (Charlie Mae) Thomas, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Jeanette Thomas, Patricia Betaudier, both of Buena Vista, Georgia, Patsy (Reginald) Hudson, Petersburg, Virginia and Jacquelyn Averett Maddox, Americus, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.