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Luther H. Harris

January 12, 1940 - March 4, 2020

Burial Date: March 9, 2020

A celebration of Luther’s life will be held on Monday March 9, 2020, at Colonial, 86 Circular Avenue, Hamden, viewing from 10-11am, service at 11am. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com

Luther H. Harris, 80 of New Haven, CT departed this life and entered into eternal rest on March 4th, 2020. Luther was born on January 12, 1940 to the late Nimrod Harris and Dosie Reed-Harris in Franklin, Alabama. Luther loved the Lord and was an avid Jehovah’s Witness. Luther was affectionately known as “Mr. Clean,” ”Big Man” and “Pops.”

Luther was educated in the Prairie Farm school system in Shorter, Alabama. He was employed by Leon’s Bakery before retiring in 2013. When not enjoying his family, Luther could be found engrossed in television watching Westerns or cooking.

Luther leaves to cherish his memory; daughters; Sharon Harris-Freeman, Cynthia Harris-Jackson, Pamela Fain (Tyrone), and Priscilla Moore (Kiashema); son; Donald Harris; Step Children; Gertie Bell, Lucille Dozier, Kenneth Knox, Frankie Mabry, Brenda Mabry, Beverly Mabry, and Arlester Mabry; Loving Partner Lillie Bell; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Luther was predeceased by his wife Alice Harris; children Barbara Harris, Jerome Harris and WIlliam Knox; parents Nimrod Harris and Dosie Reed-Harris, and siblings; Charlene Harris-Edwards, Nimrod Harris Jr, Eddie Harris, John Harris, Larry Harris, and Gene Autry Harris.

Luther was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

A celebration of Luther’s life will be held on Monday March 9, 2020, at Colonial, 86 Circular Avenue, Hamden, viewing from 10-11am, service at 11am. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com