International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star
MOST WORSHIPFUL ILLUSTRIOUS RENFORD P. BROWN GRAND LODGE
Illustrious James O. Dogan, 33° - Supreme President/CEO • Illustrious Kenneth L. Hollowell, 33° - Supreme Grand Master
Illustrious Robert L. Stevens, 33°
Most Worshipful Grand Master
MW Illustrious Renford P. Brown Grand Lodge - In Memoriam
Sunrise: December 13, 1941
Sunset: July 15, 2011
Brother Nathaniel Amos Harris
Brother Nathaniel Amos Harris was born December 13, 1941 to the late Freddie Harris and Grace Harris in Vienna, Georgia. Nathaniel was the second of five children and was schooled in Dooly County. He was raised up in the AME church and allowed God to direct his path throughout his life. Although he grew up on a farm and had to pick cotton along with his siblings, his inquisitive and ambitious nature brought him to Miami, Florida in the 1960's where he later married the love of his life, Nezzie TIlomas. Nat and Nezzie were married for 41 glorious years and together raised four beautiful children. Nat was a family man who spent countless time with his wife and children. He poured wisdom and guidance upon them, and gave of himself in so many ways.
Nat was employed at Entenmann's Bakery for 20 years and held a management position. He really enjoyed the added responsibility and the opportunity it provided to positively influence others. After serving the company for over two decades, he happily retired in 1997.
Nat was a very upfront and to the point-type person. He was able to discuss any topic and let others know what he stood for. He also had the ability to make people laugh and was friendly to everyone he met. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle with the Easyriders Club to various motorcycle events. He also enjoyed performing mechanical work on tractor trailers and other vehicles as a pastime. Another hobby of his was collecting firearms. Because he was a farm boy at heart, he continued his love for animals and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Now in a more liberal manner, Nat was a member of International Free & Accepted Modern Masons Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star, Frierson Lodge #406, where he served proudly for over 20 years. Gospel music allowed Nat to tap into his spiritual side giving him comfort and peace. Some of his favorites were the Five Blind Boys, Mahalia Jackson, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Dixie Humming Birds, the Hawkins Singers, and the Mississippi Gospel Choir. He even had a special tenor voice of his own that he did not mind sharing along his days.
Nat leaves behind, but will always live in the precious memories of, his wife: Nezzie Harris; daughters, Cynthia, Nicole, and Natasha Harris (Miami, Florida); three brotllers, Freddie Harris, Jr. (Essie), Atlanta, GA; Larry Hanis (Carnell), Warner Robbins, GA; Timothy Anderson (Marilyn), Vienna, GA; one sister, Shirley Jean-Baptiste (Fredrick), Dorchester, MA;. sister in law, Leslie Hanis, Vienna, GA; brother-in-law, Andrew Robinson (Dylesta) Philadelphia, PA; six aunts Ruth Clark, Miami, Fl; Annie Lou Beal, Cordele, GA; Bobbie Doughtery and Eddye Spivey both of Boston, MA; Mattie Stewart, California; Lucille Buford Cleveland, Ohio; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He has now gladly joined in the heavenly host: his parents, Freddie and Grace Hanis; brother, Charles Harris, and his two courageous sons, Gregory and Anthony Harris. Through his obstacles and triumphs, and with the Godly lifestyle of his family, Nathaniel fmally accepted the Lord as his Personal Savior. Nat has served his purpose on this earth, and we are proud to have known such a MAN OF VALOR! In his famous words to his family, "he was right with God way down in his heart".