The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Magnolia Baptist Church, 415 Hosie Waters Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Champ Waters Cemetery, 191 Twin Churches Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
Deacon Craig Lamorris Sparks was born May 19, 1957 to Ola Mae Smith Sparks and the late Willie C. Sparks. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County and graduated in 1975 from the Historic D.F. Douglas High School in Montezuma, Georgia. He furthered his education at Kentucky State University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. At an early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He was a faithful member of Magnolia Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Ministry. With a humble heart Deacon Sparks was a great supporter of every facet of the church he loved so well.
He was employed with Proctor & Gamble/Weyerhaeuser as one of the original Advance Evaporator and Advance Recovery Boiler Operators. He trained the KILN and was the C Team 1st Responder. He also helped wrote the CBA’s. After many years dedicated services he retired.
On October 15, 1988 two hearts became one when Craig and Doris Harris bonded in holy matrimony.
Craig leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted wife, Doris Sparks, Montezuma, Georgia; five children, Tiawanna McGhee (James), Warner Robins, Georgia, Craig Sparks, Jr., Montezuma, Georgia, Joshua Sparks (Quesha Stokeling), Valley, Alabama, Kierra Sparks, Montezuma, Georgia, and Cabrina Williams, Oglethorpe, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Jariyon, Javion, Jaylen, Ja’Quaylen, Te’Nijyah, Za’Morian, and Ja’Quayvious; a mother, Ola Mae Sparks, Montezuma, Georgia; four siblings, Tim Caldwell, Orlando, Florida, Anthony Smith (Shirley), James Sparks, and Regina Odom (Willie), all of Montezuma, Georgia; two uncles Johnny Sparks (Mable) Atlanta, Georgia, George Eddie Sparks, Montezuma, Georgia; a great uncle, I.D. Bailey, Atlanta, Georgia; a great aunt, Louise Lee, Montezuma, Georgia; sister/brothers-in-law, Helen Ogburn, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Theodise Harris (Zandra), Chicago, Illinois, and Douglas Harris, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.