Charles Ray Harris

Published 11:35 am Thursday, February 10, 2011

Charles Ray Harris died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 54.

Mr. Harris was born and raised in Valley Park and was a farmer and volunteer firefighter in Valley Park for a number of years before retiring and moving to Vicksburg.

He was preceded in death by his father, Miner Harris Sr.; his brother, Miner Harris Jr.; and a nephew, Eddie Harris.

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He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Gwendolyn Harris; one daughter, Adrian Mixon-Harris; three loving sons, Charles Mixon-Harris, Fredrick Mixon-Harris and Terrance Mixon-Harris, all of Vicksburg; his mother, Mary Lou Harris of Rolling Fork; four brothers, Larry Harris of Fortuna, Calif., Dale Harris of Grace, Miss., Robert Harris of Galveston, Texas, and Johnny Harris of Greenville; six sisters, Dorothy Seriven, Barbara Goodman and Nancy Conner, all of Vicksburg, Mary Washington of Rolling Fork, Kathleen Harris of Vallejo, Calif., and Sandra Donaldson of Phoenix; his mother-in-law, Lillie Mixon; 13 grandchildren; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends including the Mixon, Miller, Burkes, Hills, Taylor, Kelly, Parker, Sanders, Anderson, Davenport, Sweezer, Thomas and McRunnels families.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Blackmore officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.