OBITUARY

Grason Harris, Jr.

November 30, 1916December 29, 2018
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Grason Harris, Jr., 102, passed away peacefully December 29, 2018; loving husband of the late Catherine E. Harris; beloved father of Grason, III, Richard A., Walter B. Harris, Lois A. Johnson, Harry M. Harris, Gloria O. Harris, Louise Harris, Dennis L. Harris, Mae E. Carbo, Thomas G. Harris and the late Larry L. and Donald Harris; dear brother of Eleanor Jones; cherished grandfather of 16 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; also survived by 2 sisters-in-law and 1 brother-in-law.

The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, Maryland 21093 on Friday January 4, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and in the Fairview AME Church, 2328 High Point Road, Forest Hill, Maryland 21050 on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with a Celebration of Grason's Life beginning at 11:00 am.

Interment the adjoining cemetery.

A Guest Book is available at www.lemmonfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Celebration Of Life Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, January 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Grason Harris, Jr.

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Martha Reeve

January 21, 2019

Grason Harris

You were one of the pillars of our community. You were honest, hard working, and a loving and faithful husband and father. We should all aspire to achieve so much in life

Martha Reeve

Lois Johnson

January 17, 2019

Well Dad, we knew this day would come when you would leave this earth for a better place and people would express how much you meant to them. Instead, I decided I would spend the last two years going down memory lane each time we spoke by phone, telling you while you were still living how important you were in my life. You needed to know before you passed, you had made a difference in someone's life. Maybe, in some small way it extended your life and hopefully made it easier to bear. All these years I felt like I was your "favorite." Then, after Bernard and I married, it seemed he became your favorite. I didn't mind sharing the limelight with him.
With each experience we discussed by phone, you seemed to remember them. Sometimes laughing and sometimes just silence. Then I would tell you how these experiences had helped me and spared me of a lot of heartache.
Then, the conversation would change when we'd addressed some questions you had and I would tell you the scriptural response and how God was using different ways to pay you the dues you deserved because some people had shorted you of what you had worked so hard for. God has ways of leveling the playing field and making us all equal. Enjoy your new home and one day we will all join you. As you always say, so long.
Love,
Lois (Your favorite Daughter)

Tamara Hodges

January 14, 2019

I was so glad that me and my little family could help you celebrate your 102nd birthday and spend some time with you and the family. Unfortunately, due to distance we were unable to spend more time together but the time that was spent we are grateful for and you were able to meet my little one! May you rest in heaven forever more! ❤️

Love,
Tamara Hodges

Deborah Johnson

January 13, 2019

Granddad I wish that I had the opportunity to spend more quality time with you but because of the distance I was only able to visit. But with every visit I enjoyed each and every moment with you indulging in conversations. I remember you always being so laid back, cool, calm and collected. You were a wealth of knowledge and there was nothing that you did not have an answer to. You will be forever in my heart and forever missed...I love you Granddad 😘😘

Bernard Johnson

January 13, 2019

Grandad was truly a great man. His mind was just as open as his heart. I enjoyed my conversations with him and talking about anything from life to politics. A man known to be kind, patient and very real.
Grandad was loved by all. I’ll always remember him as the ‘Cool Cat with the Big Hat’.
God rest his soul as he is now in the land of the living.

Jordan Harris

January 12, 2019

Grandad,

I’ll never forget the times that I spent with you, the lessons that I learned from you, and the family history that you shared with me. I’ll always remember you and my dad intellectually sparing over what type of material would need to be used for whatever home project. Now, that I think about it you and dad taught me about DIY before DIY was even a thing/trending. You helped teach me how to put up a wall, build shelves, and fix a bike. But, most importantly you showed me the value of hard work, relationships, and commitment.

I remember you always liked to debate whether it be religion, politics, or education. I remember the last visit that I had with you was talking about God, His nature, free will, and our role on this Earth. You weren’t afraid to ask questions and I guess that is one of the traits that I inherited from you.

You never said “goodbye” when you ended a conversation on the phone with me. I always joked with my sister and asked her why you always said “Yea, yea, alright, yea” when you got off the phone with us. Even when I am thousands of miles away. The lessons that you taught me and the things that I have learned from you still remain with me. So, in keeping with the man that you were to me, I’m not saying goodbye, but I am praying that I will see you later with the rest of my family! Love your grandson, Jordan.

Sylvia Hicks (Harris)

January 10, 2019

Words cannot express the hurt that I feel right at this moment. Saying goodbye to my loving, kind, intelligent, witty, wise, and handsome grandfather. Thank you ”Dear” for always being there for me and never allowing me to feel uncovered. Thank you for letting me know that education was a means of opening many doors for me. Thank you for creating a safe haven of love and support for my sister and I when we would come and visit you in the country. Thank you for being a great example of a hard worker and a great provider for the family. Last but not least, Thank you for showing me how to love in spite of peoples differences, cultures, religions, and mistakes. You understood that God made us all in his image and everyone of us deserved to be respected. You will always be in my thoughts. Rest in heaven and tell Mom all is well!!! Love you ”Dear” My Grandfather! My Hero!❤️😔😭🎈🎈



Robin Marie Harris

January 10, 2019

As a child, I didn’t really talk much, BUT I always listened to your stories and conversations. And you shared a story that I always remembered...
As an adult, I still don’t talk much, BUT I called you one day out of the blue because I knew YOU would understand....I was leaving life as I knew it and wasn’t coming back...blind and without a license, you got a ride, found me in a random parking lot and talked to me while holding my hand, until you felt safe letting me go.

Dea, thank you for saving my LIFE 💜

Love Always,
Robin Marie (granddaughter)

Gloria Harris

January 8, 2019

I was blessed to have you as my father. You taught me to be open minded and to accept things and people as they are. Your knowledge of the Bible taught me about life and Jesus. But most importantly when a person is holding a conversation with someone, they should never end the conversation where that person cannot come back to you. The door should always be open. I will miss you but you left me in a good place in life.

Dennis Harris

January 8, 2019

When we were younger my father was gone. He was always helping someone fix something. He was always talking to someone to help them with their problems. He never told anyone no. He couldn't. That used to bother me because I was being selfish. It took me a long time to see the value of his work. But as I talk to family and friends, I hope some day to be just like him. Thanks Pop for showing us what it is to be a friend.

Biography

Grason Harris, Jr., 102, passed away peacefully December 29, 2018; loving husband of the late Catherine E. Harris; beloved father of Grason, III, Richard A., Walter B. Harris, Lois A. Johnson, Harry M. Harris, Gloria O. Harris, Louise Harris, Dennis L. Harris, Mae E. Carbo, Thomas G. Harris and the late Larry L. and Donald Harris; dear brother of Eleanor Jones; cherished grandfather of 16 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; also survived by 2 sisters-in-law and 1 brother-in-law.

The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, Maryland 21093 on Friday January 4, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and in the Fairview AME Church, 2328 High Point Road, Forest Hill, Maryland 21050 on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with a Celebration of Grason's Life beginning at 11:00 am.

Interment the adjoining cemetery.

A Guest Book is available at www.lemmonfuneralhome.com