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Mr. Alvin T. Harris

HOME GOING CELEBRATION FOR
Mr. Alvin Theodore Harris "Peter"

VIEWING:          Thursday, April 26, 2018
                Time:  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SERVICE:          Friday, April 27, 2018
                Time:   11:00 AM
                            at Roanoke Zion RZUA Church
                            3884 Highway Nine-0-three
                            Bracey, VA 23919
                            Rev. Earl Walker, officiating

INTERMENT:      Church cemetery



MR. ALVIN T. HARRIS, also known as “Peter,” departed this life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the University of Virginia Hospital Coronary Care Unit in Charlottesville, VA.  He was born February 28, 1959 in Mecklenburg County to Thomas “T J” Harris and the late Catherine Smith Woodfolk.  He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Thelma Green Page and Charlene Green.

At an early age he was baptized at Union Hill RZUA Church, Baskerville, VA.  He attended Park View High School.  When he was a young boy, he started working in tobacco with his family and continued while he was in school.  When he left South Hill, he moved to Mt. Holly, NJ with his family.  Later he moved to Charlottesville, VA where he resided until his demise.

Peter’s favorite NFL Team was the Pittsburg Steelers and he was also a big fan of the Virginia Cavaliers’ Men Basketball and Football teams.  He loved to play cards, hang with his family and friends, and has a good time and lived life to the fullest.  If you knew Peter, he was always cheerful and telling stories; if he knew something that was funny he would tell it and have everyone laughing.  Even though he was a big guy, he had a tender heart and he would give you the shirt off his back.  Helping people in general was his passion.

Peter had several jobs but the last job he worked was as a Dietary Aide at Cedars Nursing Home, Charlottesville while his mother was a resident there which abled him to spend time with her.

Peter leaves to cherish a son- Joseph Harris, Charlottesville, VA; father and step mother, Thomas “TJ” ( Elsie Cordell) Harris, South Hill, VA; two grandsons- Nysoun Gardner, Waynesboro, VA and Shamiel Harris, Charlottesville, VA; three sisters-Annie (James) Easter, South Boston, VA; Cara Easter, LaCrosse, VA, and Marion Harris, South Hill, VA; two brothers- Minister Dwayne (Patricia) Harris, South Hill, VA and James Harris, Camden, NJ; a fiancée- Pam Buckner, Charlottesville, VA; five aunts- Elnora Oliver, South Hill, VA; Eva Marie Boyd, Clarkie Ann Walker, and Lillie Bell Heath all of Petersburg, VA and Mary Smith, LaCrosse, VA; one uncle-Johnny  Smith, LaCrosse, VA; devoted friends- Danny Boykins and Adele DeShields; a devoted cousin- Dorothy Marie (Lee) Morris, Charlottesville, VA; his pet, cat, he loved dearly named Precious Harris and a host of nieces, nephews, other cousins and friends.



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  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Feggins FH
  • Monday, April 23, 2018
    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May you be comforted by "the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials". 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 May your hearts find peace at this difficult time.
    ~ Ursula   VA
  • Monday, April 23, 2018
    Peter: Cuz, I still cant believe you are gone. Dont know when it will set in. I just know that it hurts very much when you left our family. But, I realize you are in a much better place than I am, —in heaven. I will never forget you Peter. I will always have you in my heart cuz. We grew up together and stayed with each other til the end. Give all our loved ones in heaven a big hug, especially your Mom and mine. Tell them I miss them and I will definitely miss you to Peter. Love. Marie
    ~ D. Marie Morris   Charlottesville, VA
  • Monday, April 23, 2018
    Peter: Cuz, I still cant believe you are gone. Dont know when it will set in. I just know that it hurts very much when you left our family. But, I realize you are in a much better place than I am, —in heaven. I will never forget you Peter. I will always have you in my heart cuz. We grew up together and stayed with each other til the end. Give all our loved ones in heaven a big hug, especially your Mom and mine. Tell them I miss them and I will definitely miss you to Peter. Love. Marie
    ~ D. Marie Morris   Charlottesville, VA
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    Accept our heartfelt sympathy in your recent loss. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Nahum 1:7 Which reads: “Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Yes, our loving God is there for us if we allow him to help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez