Deacon Gregory Harris

Deacon Gregory Tyrone Harris

Saturday July 14, 1951 - Tuesday January 7, 2020
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Deacon Gregory Tyrone “Big G” Harris, 68, of Greenville, South Carolina, departed this life on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at McCall Hospice House. He was a son of Mildred Dixon Tate and the late Joseph “Joe” Harris.

Greg Harris was a coach and mentor for many youth and helped shape their lives to become great men. He was a Drywall Specialist for 30 years, the entrepreneur/ owner of Harris Drywall. He was a passionate coach for the women’s softball and also played men’s softball.

He joined age an early age the Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He also enjoyed singing in several choirs of the church. He was one of the funniest and most charismatic men to ever walk the earth. He was transparent and never hesitated was ever afraid, “to tell it like it is”.

He loved his wife more than himself and cherished his family. He will truly be missed, but always remembered by all.

Surviving along with his mother, are his loving wife, Shirley Trapp Harris of the home; three daughters, Venus (Romeo) Acker of Biloxi, MS, Tiffany Harris of Simpsonville, SC, and Detra Harris of Greenville, SC; one son, Tywan (Diana) Harris of Atlanta, GA; one sister, Sandra Tate of Bridgeport, CT; four brothers, Larry Harris, of Bridgeport, CT, Calvin (Pandora) Tate of Arlington, TX, Ronald Tate of Greenville, SC, and Jeffrey Tate of Bridgeport, CT; eight grand-children; two great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday January 12, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday January 12, 2020 2:00pm
    Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
    1007 Easley Bridge Road
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  • Interment

    Resthaven Memorial Gardens
    Piedmont Highway
    PIEDMONT, SC 29673
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Marian Pearson

Posted at 01:37pm
I am so very sorry to here of Greg’s passing. I am sorry to have not been able to attend his funeral. These days I very seldom get out. To all the family please accept my sincere condolences. Your sister Marian Pearson

Virginia Williams

Posted at 11:55am
To Venus Acker, Thinking of you and your Family during this difficult time. Keeping you in Prayer. Love you, Linedance Mom and your TT.
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Cash Operations Family

Posted at 08:27am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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