Mr. T. W. Harris, Sr.


Mr. T. W Harris, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at New Birth Christian Ministries, 409 Zeta Street Tennille, Georgia 31089 with Senior Pastor Patrick Wilson, Sr., officiating. Interment was held in Powell Grove Cemetery, Devereux, Georgia.


Mr. Thomas Watson Harris, Sr., affectionately known as “T.W.” by his family and friends, was born on February 18, 1945 in Sandersville, Georgia to the parentage of the late Mr. Bobbie Lee Harris, Sr. and the late Mrs. Buerena Simmons Harris.


He confessed Christ at an early age with Powell Grove Baptist Church in Devereux, Georgia. After moving to Savannah, Georgia, he joined The Temple of Glory Community Church. He also attended Macedonia Church.


Thomas Sr. was a proud graduate of T. J. Elder High School, class of 1963. After graduating from high school, he entered in the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1969. After his military service, with an honorable discharge, he graduated with honors from Savannah State College in 1973.


He was a member of the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. From 1973-1975, he was an instructor in the Accounting Department at Draughon Business College (now South University). He began his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he retired after thirty eight (38) years of service. During his employment, he received many achievement awards including honorable service awards during the Vietnam War, Commander’s Awards and training certificates.


Thomas was also employed with Adams Funeral Home in Savannah, Georgia for a period of time.

On September 27, 2003, he married Ms. Lou V. Roberson.


He was preceded in death by his sister: Mrs. Nolene Harris Duggan and grandparents: Mr. Nolan and Mrs. Lucinda Harris and Mr. Frank and Mrs. Ida B. Simmons.


Mr. Harris is survived by his wife: Mrs. Lou V. Roberson-Harris; children: Mr. Michael Van Harris, Mr. Thomas (Shanell) Harris, II, Ms. April Harris, Ms. Karen Bogans, Mr. Brian Roberson; sisters: Mrs. Katie Smith Poole, Mrs. Jacqueline (Rev. Robert) Mitchell, Ms. Barbara Harris; brothers: Mr. B. L. Harris (Annie) Harris, Jr. Mr. Johnny (Virginia) Houston, Mr. Joe (Catherine) Houston, Mr. James Crowder; grandchildren: Mrs. Alicea (Dontre’) Douse, Mrs. Dayshia (Kendall) Johnson, Ms. Shydai A. Harris, Mr. Micah K. Harris, Ms. Baleigh V. Harris, Mr. William Bogans, III, Mr. Jordan Bogans, Ms. Hannah Bogans; great granddaughter: Miss Kailey M. Johnson; devoted friends: Mr. Welton Smith, Mr. Charles Tanksley, Mr. Sylvester Brown, Mr. Ronnie Middleton; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. M. C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.

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