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Dr. Brookshire M. Harris

Born: Wed., Dec. 21, 1927
Died: Fri., Dec. 14, 2012


12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 19, 2012
Location: Mount Gilead

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Dec. 20, 2012

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Rev. Dr. Brookshire M. Harris, 84 of Candor, NC died Friday, December 14, 2012 at Autumn Care of Biscoe, NC.  Funeral Services will be held 11am Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 232 Haywood-Davis Road, Mount Gilead, NC 27306 , Reverend Howard Rogers, Eulogist, Interment with full military honors in the Church Cemetery.

A Montgomery County, NC native Dr. Harris was a World War II US Army Veteran, then after he was called into the Ministry, he was awarded his Doctorate in Dvivinity at Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC in 1955.  He was also an entrepreneur where he owned his own Automotive Dealership, General Store, Television Repair Shop, Photography Shop, Publisher of the local Newspaper along with his own Recording Studio in the 1960's Harris Records in Biscoe, NC where his first recording was the Gospel Group The Mighty Wonders of Wingate, NC which featured Lead Vocalist Clifford Hailey, Father of R&B legends KC & JoJo, he was also the First African American License Airplane Pilot in Montgomery County, NC where he owned his own Airplane.

Dr. Harris mentored many people and was an outspoken advocate during the Civil Rights Movement.  He also served our Lord in a great way being the Pastor of Ingram Chapel AME Zion Church, Mountain Grove AME Zion Church, Walls Chapel Baptist Church, Providence Baptist Church and Snow Hill Baptist Churches all of MT. Gilead, NC, Sidney Grove Baptist Church of Ellerbe, NC, Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Rockingham, NC  and until his demise Pastor of Davidson Grove Baptist Church in Chesterfield, SC.  During his life in the Ministry Dr. Harris Conducted over 1,000 Funerals, Revivals and Weddings.

He leaves to cherish fond and loving memories to his wife of 64 years Nannie Octavis Dockery Harris of the home; two sons; Johnny Mack (Juanita) Harris of Biscoe, NC, Rev. Jackie (Minister Beatrice) Harris of Pinebluff, NC; daughter Minister Roxanne (Rev. Kenneth) Johnson of Chesterfield, SC and their adopted daughter Mary Scott of Rockingham, NC 14 Grandchildren, 21 Great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

 Public viewing will be held 12pm to 8pm Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Mount Gilead, NC

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Flemming Funeral Home, Staff and Management
   Posted Mon December 17, 2012
We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. Harris. Our prayers are with you and thank you for sharing him with us here in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Wandal david
   Posted Mon December 17, 2012
I love this man, he will be missed dearly at our church. Thank you Dr. Harris, I love you.

Diane and Duncan Hanna
   Posted Mon December 17, 2012
Great sympathy from the both of us. I like to thank the family for sharing him with us for so many years. He has helped me in so many ways, without the Lord and him i don't know how i would have gotten through a lot of my problems. I can truly say we have lost a great jewel, and then again we haven't lost him because we know where he is at Harris Boulevard.

Sharon Marshall
   Posted Tue December 18, 2012
The Harris family are in my prayers. The only pastor and First Lady that I only truly remember. Rev. Harris was truly a wise man and loved the Lord. And if we all want to see him again we know where he is. He is on Harris Blvd. waiting on us.I know we are sad, because he his not here physically, but he will always live in our hearts, but find peace in knowing that where he is he is at peace and happy.We all know where he made his home.

mildred covington & Family { Dee,Lee,Larry& mildred
   Posted Tue December 18, 2012
To Mother Octavis & The Harris Family
We are so sorry to hear the news about rev Harris. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be thinking of you and the rest of the family. Sending you lots of love.our heart aches for you and your family during this time. he was a remarkable person and his absence will be missed at davidson grove missionary baptist church . we will always love "doc" for the man he was at davidson grove we loved him dearly n forever love for you n the family
love Dee melton, Lee thomas covington Larry covington & Mildred covington

Willie and Brenda Alsbrooks, Mary Johnson, Craigshon and Willie Harrington
   Posted Wed December 19, 2012
Dr. Harris was a man of great faith. We know he was sent to us by God. We cherish the memories that he leaves us, be we have to let him go. Heaven was waiting for him, but it no longer has to wait. We love you all.

The Children of the late Deacon Adoulph & Elma G. Streater
   Posted Thu December 20, 2012
Our regards and deepest sympathy to Sis. Octavis Harris and The Harris family.
A true Word for comfort (Isaiah 53:4a Surely He hath born our griefs, and carried our sorrows:...) May God's Blessing be upon you.

Flora Cooper Richardson
   Posted Thu December 20, 2012
Dear Family,
I've known Rev. Harris for many years and admired him very much. I learned of his passing only a few days ago and was saddened to hear of it. Please know that my husband, Ivory, and I will keep you in our prayers; also know that the peace of God will continue to be with you at this sorrowful time.

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