The funeral service will be held at 5:00 P.M., Thursday, October 27, 2016 at St. James C.M.E Church, 215 Railroad Street, Marshallville, Georgia, where Reverend Miracle Bass is pastor. Rev Joe Oglesby, pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Tazewell, Georgia, will officiate. Burial will follow at Colonel Felton Cemetery, Marshallville, Georgia.
Jessie Harris, Jr., “O.C.” as he was known by family and friends, was born on November 13, 1948, in Marshallville, Georgia to the late Jessie Harris, Sr. and Eva Lou Oglesby Harris. He was preceded in death by one brother, Eddie James Harris. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County, where he was a 1967 graduate of the historic D.F. Douglas High School in Montezuma, Georgia. Following graduation, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and, by trade, became a Radiology Technician. He was employed for over 30 years and retired from Kaiser Permanente in San Jose, California. In 1974, O.C. first met and married Cynthia Murphy. Later on in life he was able to share his love with the lovely Rosetta Woods and on June 23,1989, they were joined in holy matrimony. He was a simple humble man who loved life and his family.
He leaves to cherish his lifetime of memories to his wife, Rosetta Woods Harris; four children, Adrianne Sherrill, Tameka Harris, Jesse Maurice Harris and Sheena Clark, all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jerome Murphy who he reared as his own; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; five siblings, Chester Harris, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Billy Harris (Sarah), Marshallville, Georgia, Tommie Harris (Francis), Hinesville, Georgia, Alred Harris (Connie), Warner Robins, Georgia, and Brenda Bottom (Sam), Marshallville, Georgia; ten stepchildren, Tracy Mosley (Jimmie McNeil), Warner Robins, Georgia, Tontina Muhammed (Shakur), Detroit, Michigan, Herman Lovell Woods, California, Joe Bellard, Tennessee, San Antonio Bellard (Marie), Saint Louis, Missouri, Emma Robinson (Lamont), Renetta Brown (Ian), all of Detroit, Michigan, Kenneth Bellard, Texas, and Carol Bellard, Detroit, Michigan; 28 step grandchildren, 42 step great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.