Mack Harris

Born: Sun., Oct. 12, 1930
Died: Fri., May 15, 2020


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Location: Indiantown Gap National Cemetery


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Mack Harris, 89, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Friday May 15, 2020 at the Highland Park Senior Living, Wilkes-Barre.

Born and raised in Gate City, Va., he was the son of the late M. Lee and Hannah Turner Harris.

He attended Prospect Public School in Gate City, Va., and afterwards  joined the U.S. Army  serving as a Corporal in the 9th Infantry Division of the Special Training Regiment. and when that was completed he  joined the U.S.Army reserves.

He joined the Star Bethlehem Baptist Church in Ossining, N.Y. in 1994. Shortly after he was appointed as a trustee in the Church by the Dr. Rev. A.L. Lewter. He was part of the Mens Ministry and he attended Sunday school, Bible Study and Church services.

Mack's career was a professional window cleaner and he ended his career as a window cleaner. He retired in 2010 and he continued to work as a self contractor cleaning windows.  Mack took great pride as a professional window cleaner and his clients spoke very highly of him and his work.  He took it as an opportunity to meet new people. He was funny and had a great sense of humor. He was loved by everyone.

Mack later fell ill in 2016 and he couldn't attend church as he wanted . He was under Pastor Shaun Ellison Jones. As Mack 's illness worsened he couldn't care for himself, so he relocated to Wilkes-Barre, Pa. at Highland Park Senior Living facility to be near his son Rex Harris, where he was well taken care of.

He attended church every Sunday with Rex and his family at Parker Hill Church with  Pastor Errol Morgan, Wilkes-Barre.  Mack never moved his membership because he always said Star Bethlehem was home to him.

Mack leaves to mourn, a devoted friend of 42 years, Geneva Hunter, Ossining, N.Y,, son, Rex Harris ( Alissa) Wyoming, Pa.,Dexter Harris, Ossining, NY, Octavia Matthews, Peekskill, NY, Ivan Iton. Ossining, NY, who Mack loved as one of his own; Patricia Winton, TN, Jackie Harris , White, Plains, NY, Mack Harris, Jr., Yonkers, NY, Steven (George) Harris, White Plains, NY, Margaret (Ann) Harris, TN, Arthur Harris, TN, Mark Harris,TN, a sister Faustina ( Chris )Harris, Va., Brother, Marcellus Harris (Vivian ) Long Island, NY, niece Mary Harris, Va., Easton Harris, Rocklyn Harris, Alivia Lambert( Grandaughters) and a host of other grands, great grands, and great great grands, nieces, nephews,cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Regina Harris and a brother George Harris.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all the friends and relatives that contacted them during this difficult time,
and a special thank you to Pastor Errol Morgan for officiating the services and Pastor Shaun Ellison Jones and the Star Family of Ossining, NY for their support and prayers

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Vivian &Marcelleous Harris
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
To our brother's family may you be comfort in your grief as God comforts us in our grief. You can thank God as well as we do that he gave your father long
life. Love Uncle Marcelleous and Aunt Vivian

Helen Kosik-Westly
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
It was a pleasure to meet Mack when we first visited my brother Joe Kosik at
Highland Park in 2017. Joe considered Mack his best friend there.
Often Joe would put Mack on the phone when we talked. He was always
cheerful and I could be guaranteed a laugh. I will miss hearing his voice
and seeing him on visits to Highland Park.
My deepest condolences to his extended family on the loss of a special
gentleman.

Bill Mitchell
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Mack was one of my favorite residents. Always kind to everyone. Maribeth and I would like to send our condolences to the family. May Mack rest in peace. Chef Bill

Geneva Hunter
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020

Large Spathiphyllum was sent by Geneva Hunter and family.


Violet
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
To Our Cousins: No words could express the pain you're going through from the loss of your father. Your Dad, Our Uncle Mack was full of energy and loved life and the people in his life. Whenever we were around him, he was always filled with so much joy and excitement. His big smile and big warm generous heart will undoubtedly be missed by so many.... I know for certain he will be missed by his entire brother's family aka "Long Island Gang".... BUT NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN!!
Love Always, All Your Cousins from Uncle Marcel & Aunt Vivian

Mary Kosik Teague
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
It was always a pleasure to see and talk with Mack when I visited my brother Joe Kosik at Highland Park. Often when Joe called, he asked Mack to talk to me. Joe calls me every night, and the conversation invariably turns to Mack whose loss has been tremendous to Joe whose apartment adjoined Mack's. With deepest sympathy to a family whom Mack much loved, Mary Kosik Teague

Violet
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
To Our Cousins: No words could express the pain you're going through from the loss of your father. Your Dad, Our Uncle Mack was full of energy and loved life and the people in his life. Whenever we were around him, he was always filled with so much joy and excitement. His big smile and big warm generous heart will undoubtedly be missed by so many.... I know for certain he will be missed by his entire brother's family aka "Long Island Gang".... BUT NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN!!
Love Always, All Your Cousins from Uncle Marcel & Aunt Vivian

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