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Samuel Nostelda Harris

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. I John 3:2

The Harris, Dixon, George, Collins and Bailey families announce the homegoing of our Son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, nephew, uncle, Cousin, Samuel Nostelda Harris. Samuel the first born of Samuel George Harris and Theodosia K. Collins-Harris, was born on August 2nd, 1943. This peaceful and glorious transition occurred at his home in Winder, Ga. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, with his devoted wife, children and Aunt, Catherine Harris-Dunbar at his side.

Nostalda leaves to cherish his love and memories: His mother, Theodosia, loving wife, Mai Bailey-Harris, Children, Ben Payne (Melody), Albert Wright (Tiffanee), Vida Wright, Harriett Russell (Gregory), Stella-Mai Harris and Precious Harris. Grandchildren, Kiara, Kaiya, Zanzi, Divonte, Nickolas, Albert, Tytianna, Amber-Symone, Yael, Rachel, Samuel, Elijah, Khai and Ariel. One great-grand, Ava. Siblings, Joyce, Dolly, Cerue, Cathy (Charles B), Manfred (Monica), Albert (Pat), Sidney (Sheila), Gloria (Rudy), Harriette (Bruce), Phillip, Teloid, Gudrun, Rita, Marion, Edwina and Charlotte. He also leaves to mourn his loss, several uncles, Aunts, Nieces, nephews, cousins, his Goddaughter, Adelaide and a host of loving, caring loved ones and friends.

He was predeceased by his Father, Samuel G. Harris, Mother, Rachel, Son, Julius, Grandson, Austin, Siblings, Agnes, Edwin, Samuel Benedict, Rose, Michael and Elizabeth, and many other beloved family members.

Home Going Services will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Viewing and Wake 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Funeral Service 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bethlehem First United Methodist Church,
709 Christmas Avenue,
Bethlehem, GA 30620

All tributes other than the family tributes will be paid at the wake.

Interment will follow immediately after the services at Barrow Memorial Gardens.
793 Atlanta Hwy. SE,
Winder, Ga. 30680


Mai Bailey-Harris---------(470) 429-3101
Vida-Mai Wright----------(224) 277-0147
Joyce Harris ---------------(240) 400-3058
Rita Harris ------------------(570) 977-4106
Rev. Manfred Wright-------------(240) 821-8565
Cathy Roberts---------------(414) 350-4252
Catherine H. Dunbar-------(267) 242-2308
Rudolph R. Harris----------- (615) 515-5772/ (615) 319-4808
Rev. Hilary L. Stryker------ (240) 350-7438
Teloid Harris-Scott-----------(201) 952-2137
Gloria Harris-Coffield -------(703) 402-0902
LTC. (Ret). Daniel Harris-----(570) 350-5178
Earl L. Stryker------------------(404) 310-7460


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