Warren Harding Harris

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

U.S. Veteran

        On Friday evening, March 10, 2000, Warren Harding Harris entered into eternal rest.

        Born, November 16, 1920, in Powhatan County, Virginia. He was educated in the county public schools. he served his country in World War II and was honorably discharged in January, 1946. He retired from the profession of carpenter after more than 10 years of service.

        A faithful member and supporter of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, which he attended regularly until illness prevented him from attending. Warren served on the Mt. Zion Usher Board for over 50 years, served as the head of the Building Committee in the reconstruction of the church, and was appointed an honorary trustee of the church. He also served on the Usher Board of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and was a member of the Sunday school for several years.

        A strong supporter of the local community, he served as President of the Powhatan Fair Association, a charter member of the Shining Light Lodge 272, Judge of Elections at the Powhatan District 2 Poll and volunteer worker at Johnston-Willis Hospital.

        Warren enjoyed gardening and hunting. He loved, encouraged and spent time with children, especially his step grandson, if you saw one - you'd see the other. He was a devoted friend to many.

        Those who will share his memory, a devoted wife of 32 years, Fannie Ruth Harris; step-daughter, Charlene Ingram; step-grandson, Christopher Ingram; two brothers, Calvin Harris of Montclair, NJ and Robert L. Harris of Powhatan, Va.; six sisters, Ethel Delaney and Alma Morris of Powhatan, Va., Ruth Ester Witter of Jordansville, NY., Minnie Clark of Montclair, NJ., Blanche Jones of Orange, NJ., and Eunice Stout of Richmond, VA.; three sisters-in-law, Burlean Harris of Powhatan, VA., Ruth Harris of Montclair, NJ., and Alice Taylor; two brothers-in-law, Jimmy Clark and Edward Harrison; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.


The cards you sent were lovely,
The visits meant so much,
The flowers touched us dearly,
We know your thoughts came from the heart.
Your kind words will always linger,
Forever in our thoughts.
The calls and prayers were special,
And we thank you with all our hearts!

The Family
reprinted by permission