On Sunday, January 30, 1939, in Eastman, Georgia, Harris Sigmund Morgan, Jr., was born to the late Harris Morgan, Sr., and Mary Bell Morgan Roberts. He was the second of two children. At a very early age, Harris had the advantage of learning about Jesus. He joined Shorter’s Chapel AME Church. He was united in Holy Matrimony to Almarita Banks, and to this union 3 children were born. Harris attended elementary and high school in Eastman, Georgia.
Upon graduating from Peabody High and Elementary School, he continued his educational career by attending Morehouse College in
Atlanta. While attending Morehouse College he was drafted into the United States Army where he served his Country in the 82nd Airborne Division. He received an Honorable Discharge from the Armed Services, then continued his Educational Career at Fort Valley State College where he pursued and graduated with a major in Physical Education.
Harris returned to his hometown of Eastman and became the Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at Peabody High School. As he continued his journey in education, he studied counseling where he was counselor of Peabody High School. Harris has always had a love for working in the school system, he later was called and worked several years as Assistant Principal of East Laurens High School in East Dublin, Georgia. He had an urge to return to Eastman to work, where he worked as Librarian at the Eastman Murrell Memorial Library. After more than 35 years in the field of educational services, he decided to join his wife, Almarita, in retirement.
After retirement, in spite of his health problems and other duties, in his efforts to show love toward others, he was especially known for his gardening knowledge and ability to plant and grow beautiful vegetables. He loved to see the vegetables grow and they were shared by many.
Harris was a part of the following organizations: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, The American Legion Post #126, Dodge
County's NAACP, and Fort Valley State University Alumni. He was also honored as Grand Marshal in the Martin Luther King, Jr., parade.
Harris passed away on Monday, March 28, 2022. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, hiş beautiful daughter, JeTann, one awesome brother, Alvin Morgan, and three special sisters, Freida Fowler, Marva McGriff, and Alva Morgan.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Mrs. Almarita Banks Morgan. Daughter, Kisha Simone (Michael) Coleman, Stone Mountain, Georgia, Son, Michael Todd (Monique) Morgan, Fitzgerald, Georgia, A very beloved granddaughter, Morgan JeTann Coleman, Stone Mountain, Georgia, Three brothers, Vernon (Deloris) Fowler, Kings Tree, South Carolina, Wendell Morgan, College Park, Georgia, and Sigmund Elmo (Barbara) Morgan, Eastman, Georgia. Four Sisters, Eunice (Benjamin, Jr.) Harper, Rochester, New York, Sandra (Pope) Lampkin, Eastman, Georgia, Gwendolyn (Clarence) White, Newnan, Georgia, and Renaye (Larry deceased) Young, Atlanta, Georgia, Two Sisters-in-law, Belve Johnson, Stockbridge, Georgia, and Cherry (Frank) Moss, Miami Gardens, Florida, One Brother-in-law, Ulyssee (Marcella) Banks, Miami Gardens, Florida. a host of many more nieces, nephews, family and friends.
"Someday we'll meet again, our loved ones gone before; someday we'll reach that happy land, where parting is no more."