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Benjamin Lee Harrison
October 8, 1947 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Benjamin Lee Harrison was born October 8, 1947, to Roscoe Harrison and Dolris M. Dillard (Johnson) in Taylor, Texas. Being raised in a Christian home, Benjamin was baptized at an early age at Allen Chapel AME Church in Taylor, Texas.
He attended and graduated from O.L. Price High School in 1965, where he was known to be a great athlete and student. Immediately after Benjamin graduated from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving as Air Patrol from 1965-1967.
In 1980, he married Nellie Mae Paulhill and to this union, a daughter was born.
Benjamin departed this earthly life, returning to Christ on Thursday, October 19, 2023. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Q.B. Dillard (Big Daddy) and Archie M. Dillard; his paternal grandparents, Bill and Sarah Harrison; his parents, Roscoe Harrison and Dolris M. Johnson; his wife, Nellie M. Paulhill-Harrison; his daughter, Benita L. Mayberry Mathis; his brother, Clifton “Tot” Harrison, and his grandson, Asa L. Mathis, and many other family and friends.
Benjamin leaves to cherish his memories: a daughter and son-in-law, Korra Latisse Harrison-Williams, and Aaron C. Williams; three sisters, LaVonne Harrison, Lillie (Victor) Gooding, and Archie (Darryl) Bailey; seven grandsons (from eldest to youngest), Cornelius McDonald, Garylei Lovings, Aaron Williams, Jr., Daron Williams, R.J. Fields, IV, and Aarian Williams; two granddaughters (from eldest to youngest), Joyce Mathis and Denayjah Williams, five great-grandchildren, eight nephews, and five nieces, along with a host of relatives, friends, and his extraordinary friend, Ms. Debra Smith.