Funeral program for Earlene Harris

Celebrating the Life of

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Thursday, November 4,2021
^11:00 am
Beulah Baptist Church
Earlean Cornelia Moore Harris was bom April 8, 1935 in
Soperton, Georgia to the late Charlie Wesley Moore and
Alherdia Bell Moore.
At the age 0/3 the family moved to Claxton, Georgia where
she was raised with her siblings Louise, KatJueen, and
Savino Charles. Her parents enriched their lives by laying
a foundation of love for family, a strong work ethic, ana
Christian love.
As a young teen Earlean expressed her desire to pursue a
career in nursing. After graduating from Evans County
High School in Claxton she boarded the Nancy Hanks
Train and moved to Atlanta, Georgia to enroll in the Grady
School of Nursing in 1953.
While attending nursing school Earlean met the love of her
life, Morehouse student Thomas E. "Tom" Harris. They
married in 1956. From this union two children were bom,
Thomas E. "Mickey" Harris, Jr. and Tonya Harris. Tom
and Earlean enjoyed a loving 44-year marriage until his
death in April 2000.
Earlean's first job after graduating from Grady School of
Nursing in 1956 was as a staff nurse at Hughes folding
Community Hospital. While working at Hughes Spalding
she cultivated friendships and a sense of community that
she sustained throughout her life.
In 1962 Earlean and 39 other nurses established the
Gamma Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., a
professional association of registered and student nurses.
She would later earn a Bamelor (ff Science Degree in
Nursing and a Master's Degree in Education, both from
Georgia State University.
During her employment at Hughes Spalding, Earlean
worked as a staff nurse. Director of Inservice Education,
Quality Assurance Coordinator, and Assistant Director of
When Hughes Spalding closed in October 1988, Earlean
was hired as the Director of Emergency and Ambulatory
Nursing at Grady Hospital. She established ana
maintained standards of patient care and administration
(ff nursing care for the Medical Emergency Clinic, Surgical
Emergency Clinic, and 21 Ambulatory Clinics, including
Sickle Cell and Hospice.
She was an active member of the National Conclave of
Graduates of Grady School of Nursing.
After leaving Grady in the early 1990s^ she began working
at Blue Cross / Blue Shield as a Medical Review Analyst.
She retired in 2000.
In 1965 Earlean, Tom, Mickey, and Tonya moved from
their apartment on Westlake Ct. and into their forever
home on Peyton Road. Earlean and Tom seized the
opportunity to purchase this house and raise their kids in
this desired community two years after the Peyton Wall
barricade was removed. The wall had been built to prevent
"encroachment and penetration" by Black citizens into
white neighborhoods of Southwest Atlanta.
Earlean joined Beulah Baptist Church in 1969. She served
in the Beulah Matrons Ministry, Genesis Sunday School
Class, Young In Heart Ministry and Beulah Senior
Outreach Ministry. She helped coordinate annual bus trips
to cmple orchards in north Georgia and to peach farms in
middle Georgia. Earlean aladly cffered her nursing sldlls
during church sponsored Health Fairs, checking blood
pressures and other health related services. She had a
special fondness for Seniors Citizens as demonstrated by
her faithful service on their behalf.
Earlean joined the Sparklers Bridge Club in 1965. She held
numerous offices in the club including more than 2 terms
as president and Chairperson for the 58th Anniversary
Celebration. She was the club president at the time of her
Earlean cherished the times spent with family and friends.
She routinely attended Bell Family Reunions ana Danzy
Family Reunions. She served as Financial Secretary of the
Executive Board for the Danzy Family.
She was an active member of the City of Atlanta Golden
Age Club with Shawndra Long as the Program Specialist.
Their many outings included trips to Washington, DC, New
England and the Holy Land Experience in Florida. She
looked forward to Holiday gatherings, especially the
annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt.
Earlean lead an extraordinary life with grace and dignity.
On October 28, 2021 she died peacefully at home with her
daughter Tonya holding her hand.
Earlean was preceded in death by her husband Tom and
son Mickey, sister Kathleen Moore Everett and brother
Savino Charles Moore.
She leaves a legacy of love, wisdom, and courage to her
faithful and loving daughter Tonya, sister Louise Moore
Littles, and sister-in-law Gloria Harris. Nephews: George
"Brother" Tate, Bentz "BeBe" Tate, Charles Littles (Dana), ^
Wesley Everett (Tana), Daryl Littles (Rhonda). Nieces:
Frankie Strickland (Curtis), Millicent Tate, Mary "Retha" /
Tate, Phyllis Birt, Donna Jones, Vickie Littles, speciaU
friends Nathan Holloway and Harvey Millines, along with '
a host of other relatives and friends.

/ i Theres A Sweet, Sweet Spirit
/ f Hymn of Contort
U' Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
y Scripture Reading
j Old Testament ~ Isaiah 40: 28-31
New Testament ~ 2nd Timothy 4: 6-8,17-18
Prayer of Comfort
Deacon Frances Wright, Beulah Baptist Church
Deacon and Member Young In Heart Ministry
Musical Selection
Hymn: He Knows How Much We Can Bear
Reflections: (Please Limit to 2 minutes)
Victoria W. Jenkins, Sparklers Bridge Club
Trustee Cheryl Cottrell, Beulah Senior Outreach Ministry
Charles Littles, Nephew
Mary E. Walker, President
Gamma Chi Chapter, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc
Pastor Eric George Vickers, Senior Pastor
Beulah Baptist Church
Murray Brothers Funeral Home Staff
S ^ MvwKssiunui
Walking Up The Kings Highway
Musical Selection
Beulah Music Ministry
Lincoln Cemetery
2275 Joseph E. Boone Blvd.
Atlanta, Georgia
Family & Friends
Family & Friends
Earlean Moore Harris
wishes to thank each of you for your kind
acts of love and sympathy expressed
during our bereavement Special
appreciation to Harvey Millines for his
unwavering support to the family and to
the Marcus Heart and Vascular Center
at Piedmont Hospital for their care
for the past few months.
Murray Brothers Funeral Home
1199 Utoy Springs Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30331
Eboni Ivory Memories
Eboni Stembridge
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