Minister .Dr. Patricia Harris, Phd. Obituary in Barnesville at Trice Funeral Home, Inc. | Georgia
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Minister .Dr. Patricia Harris, Phd.

Passed 10/17/2022

Obituary For Minister .Dr. Patricia Harris, Phd.

Rev. Dr. Patricia Harris ,Phd. passed on Monday, October 17, 2022. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 12:30 P.M. until 4:30 P.M. at Trice Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church 206 Pine Grove Road Yatesville, GA 31097 Interment will be in Kendall Cemetery. Trice Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Please keep the Harris family in prayer. Rev. Dr. Patricia Ann Harris was born on September 4, 1960, in Barnesville, Lamar County, GA to the late Jerome Harris, Jr. and Lessie Jean Prater Harris. At a very young age, she joined the Orange Grove Baptist Church. She then later joined the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Alfred Davis. She loved attending church and often reflected on how she always looked forward to her Uncle James picking all the kids up and taking them to Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. On several occasions, she stated that she loved Sunday School because this is where she got her foundation and understanding of Christ. She realized she had a talent of singing. She had an amazing voice and joined the Junior Choir at Pine Grove under the direction of Charles Davis. She was always asked to sing on different programs and at special events. A couple of songs that were always requested were, “Precious Lord” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” She joined A Place of Refuge, Thomaston, GA under the leadership of Pastor Curtis L. Jackson, Sr. It was there that she accepted her call into the ministry. She was ordained and licensed as a Minister of the Gospel in 2003. After leaving Yatesville, she joined St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church in East Point, GA. She later joined the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church under the late Bishop Eddie Long, where she voluntarily wrote a Marketing Study on Mission Work in Africa. That Marketing Study was valued at over $10,000. She later joined the Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church under Pastor Johnny Beasley, where she preached, taught Bible Study, and performed mission work until her health failed. She loved GOD and his people. She was not the minister that had to be up front. She worked diligently behind the scenes when nobody was looking and never sought after accolades. She loved going to the nursing home to preach to the residents that could not get out to church. She just wanted to serve. She was educated in the Upson County School System. She graduated from Upson High School in 1978. After graduating from high school, she enrolled in Gordon College in Barnesville, GA, where she received an Associate’s degree in 1981. Afterwards, she knew there was more to learn and decided to continue her education at Georgia State University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1985. Education was always her passion. She had a love of learning and never wanted to stop learning and reaching for higher heights. In 1997, she earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management. In 2007, she was the Keynote Graduation Speaker at Samaritan University. In 2009, she enrolled at Capella University where she studied and went on to earn her Ph.D. in Organization Management and Leadership in 2011 after successfully defending and publishing her dissertation. Patricia also taught several courses as a College Professor. She worked for many years for Southern Company, a division of Georgia Power. After retirement, Patricia spent many years advocating for voter’s rights and making sure people not only registered to vote but actually went to the polls and cast their vote. She often said, “If you don’t vote, then don’t complain.” Patricia was funny, loving, outgoing, and had an infectious smile. She loved music and enjoyed cooking and travelling. She loved her family and enjoyed family gatherings during the holidays. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerome Harris, Jr.; and two brothers, Larry Harris and Tracy Harris. On Monday, October 17, 2022, Patricia Harris departed this life. She leaves to mourn her passing her mother, Mrs. Lessie Jean Harris of Yatesville, GA; one brother, Deacon Rick (Beverly) Harris of Stone Mountain, GA; three sisters, Ms. Debbie Lewis of Thomaston, GA, Mrs. Shelia Lewis (Robert) Ivey of Hampton, GA, and Ms. Shannon (Deandre) Mignott of Yatesville, GA; aunts and uncles, Mrs. Annie C. Farley of Atlanta, GA, an aunt who was more like her second mother, Deacon James (Gladys) Prater of Yatesville, GA, Mr. Alphonia (Christine) Prater of Decatur, GA, Ms. Pat Harris of Conyers, GA, Ms. Katie Harris and Mr. John Thomas Harris, both of Douglasville, GA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She loved her dear friends of many years and always talked about Rhonda Reed Russell, Nellie Mitchell, Wanda Benjamin, Faye McCommon, and Nadine Walker. She also wanted to thank her devoted neighbors Mr. and Mrs. Ford. She also loved her beloved pet, Prince, that brought so much joy and love to her life.

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Sweet Moments
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Beautiful Dreams
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The Sweetest Touch
$79.95
Ocean Devotion
$79.95
Precious Heart Bouquet
$84.95
America the Beautiful
$74.95
Gathered With Love Flower Arrangement
$129.95
Pastel Harmony
$89.95
Heavenly & Harmony
$84.95
Sweet Tranquility Basket
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Stylish Garden
$134.95
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