Marilyn Ida Sophia Harris
Marilyn Ida Sophia Harris, our dear wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.
She was born in Chaska, Minn. to Melvin and Lucille Quast. She retired from Agricultural Stabilization Conversation Services as a secretary. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Wade Harris, Jr., and two brothers: Roger Quast and Daniel Quast. She is survived by her husband, Carl Eugene Harris, Sr.; her sons, Carl Harris, Jr and Wade (Theresa) Harris, Sr.; daughter, Belinda (Dr. Martin) Swartz; sister, Lynda Hartmann; brother, Eugene Quast; grandchildren, Carrie (Greg) Smith, Caitlin (Reese) Rodenbarger, Colin Harris, Sean (Kaitlyn) Swartz and Lindsey Swartz and great-grandchild, Kanton King.
May Marilyn’s memory always be for blessing. Her life revolved around her family, to whom she gave everything. She was extremely generous, lending a helping hand to all and asking for nothing in return. As the wife of an Air Force serviceman, she maintained the household in his absence. She showed remarkable strength while he was gone, providing love and leadership to her family. Marilyn leaves behind a legacy of kindness and selflessness, and will be remembered with love by all who knew her. She was a Christian woman whose faith was strong. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the caregivers, doctors and nurses who cared for her in these last years.
The family received friends Sunday, Aug. 25 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, Ga. from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Boulougne with the Rev. Paul Lucas officiating. Burial was in Harris Family Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston.