The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 3, 2017 at the Antioch Baptist Church, 4926 Highway 26 West, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Dr. George Porter, Pastor will officiate. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery, McDonald Road, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Sister Martha Lee Edge Harris was born January 14, 1928 in Macon County, Georgia to the late Nute Edge, Sr. and Artie Tookes Edge. She was preceded in death by her sisters Hattie, Ethel and Anna Bell. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County. She later obtained her high school diploma from the G.E.D. program under the instruction of the late Mr. Robert Ladd. She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and joined the historic Spring Hill A.M.E. Church of Schley County. She later joined the Mount Calvary Primitive Baptist Church under the leadership of Elder Henry Terry, wheare she was a member of the committee and a great supporter and devoted member. She was united in holy wedlock to the late LeRoy Harris Sr. in August 27, 1950 and to this union they were blessed with five children one son Robert Harris preceded her in death. She was employed with Southern Frozen Food from 1966 and retired as a line technician in 1991.
She leaves to cherish her memories: four children, Willie James Harris (Murrell), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Nathaniel Harris (Doris), Montezuma, Georgia, Leroy Harris Jr. (Coliss), Atlanta, Georgia, Mary Stewart (Stanley), Oglethorpe, Georgia; twelve grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; siblings Eddie James Edge (Irene), Ellaville, Georgia, Katherine Aldridge, Americus, Georgia, Mary Crawford, Jersey City, New Jersey; Nute Edge Jr. (Mary), Willie Albert Edge ( Mildred) Leo Edge Charlene, all of New Jersey; one daughter in law Marquita Harris; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Willie Jones, New York, Annie Pearl Williamson, Myrtice Patterson, both of Spring Field, Mass T.J. McKenzie, Fort Valley, Georgia; other relatives and friends.