LeRoy Harris

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

U. S. Veteran

Loving memories never die,
As the years roll on and days go by.
In our hearts a memory is kept,
Of the one we loved, and will never forget.

        Our loved one, LeRoy Harris entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 20, 2000. He was born May 11, 1909 in Trenton, New Jersey. He was educated in the Powhatan cpunty School System and was baptized and joined the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at an early age. He attended church until his health began to fail. Roy served his country in world War II, and was honorably discharged in October 1945.

        Roy, was a lover of the great outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. roy's brilliant smile, wit and wisdom will be greatly missed.

        Roy leaves to cherish fond memories, his loving wife, Beatrice Palmore Harris; four daughters, Connie, Mayme, Joyce & Anne; sons-in-law, Milton Tann, Roosevelt Noel and John Byas; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Louise Harris, Bessie Goode, WillieSue Bell and Beatrice Jones; two brothers-in-law, Mitchell Palmore and Irvin Bell, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was also married to the late Madeline Riddle Harris.

A thousand times we've missed you
A thousand times we've cried
If love alone could have saved you
You never would have died

In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still
In our hearts you hold a place
No one else can ever fill

The Family


His wife who loved him
His four daughters who cherished him
Four sons-in-law who enjoyed his chatter
Grandchildren just adored Grandpa
And Great-grands who thought pa-pa was one of them
As they played and teased each other
He had many cliches but now farewell
Our friend and loved one
May you rest in peace

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