Florine Elizabeth Scruggs Harris, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to be with Jesus and her husband on Monday, February 2, 1998, at Johnson-Willis Hospital.
Florine was born November 27, 1913, in Powhatan County, VA to the late Lewis and Ruth Scruggs. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age and was an active member of Hollywood Baptist Church. She was a member of the Usher Board and Senior Missionary until her declining health. During the early years she was a member of the Hollywood Baptist Choir. Florine used her God given talent to decorate the pulpit with flowers from her garden. She volunteered to prepare the pulpit for the worship service each Sunday. Her love for Jesus Christ never faded.
Florine had a unique way of charming people with her sweet smile and words of love. Her quiet manner made for her many, many friends. Her kindness will forever be cherished by her family and friends.
Florine was married to the late Marcellus Harris of Powhatan. She leaves not to mourn but to cherish with love a son, Alexander Harris and wife, L. Jaunise Harris; six grandchildren, one devoted, Terry Harris, Germando Harris and wife, Fannie Harris, Darryl Harris and wife, Debbie Harris, Tammie Woodson and husband, Larry Woodson, Tangye Harris and Candelaria Daniels and husband, Shell Daniels; ten great-grandchildren all of Powhatan; four sisters, Mabel Mack and husband, Lee Mack, Georgiana Taliaferro and husband Willie Taliaferro both of Powhatan, VA, Helen Jones and husband, Andrew Jones of Richmond, VA, and Bernice Harris of New York; six brothers, Robert Scruggs and wife, Inez Scruggs, Fleming Scruggs and wife, Mary Scruggs of Powhatan, VA, Joseph Scruggs of Powhatan, VA and Wallace Scruggs of Richmond, VA, Herbert Scruggs and wife, Mary Scruggs of Maryland and James Scruggs and wife, Frances Scruggs of New York; one devoted sister-in-law, Martha Bartlett; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, one devoted, Annie Mayo; and many other family and friends.
She lived for those who loved her
Her heart was kind and true
For the Heaven that smiled above her
And the good that she could do.
Her smiling face and pleasant ways,
are pleasures to recall.
She had a kindly word for everyone,
and she died beloved by all.
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