Pastor Lonell Harris Friday, July 7, 1933 - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lonell Harris was born on July 7,1933 to Lonzo Harris and Bertha Bryant-Harris. He was born in Farrell, Mississippi. He attended McCloud High School. His wife Frances, son Lonell, daughter, Beverly and granddaughter, Chicoiya all preceded him in death. Lonell moved to Kansas at the age of 17. He met and married the love of his life, Frances Dangerfield. They were married for 43 years until her death in 1998. To this union eight children were born. Lonell was a hard worker and worked many jobs. Bert Lyons Co., Jordan Brothers, Garney Construction and R.A. Pohl as a demolition-er to name a few. A serious accident on his job forced him to retire in 1993. He was a very smart man and a wise man with much wisdom and knowledge. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, to whomever needed it. In his early days he was a great hunter. Between him, Rev. Joe Dangerfield and Joe Washington there were plenty of squirrels and rabbits for dinner. He loved to sit at the lake to fish even though he never caught anything, he loved sitting. After the death of his wife he became the great cook of the family. Always hosting Sunday dinners for his children. He was famous for his strawberry cake and his butter scotch pies. He came to Christ at an early age. He was ordained as a Deacon at Macedonia MBC, under the leadership of this late Rev. Lannie Dangerfield. He served as a Sunday School teacher and Bible study teacher on Wednesday nights. He also was member of the Brotherhood. He had various jobs throughout the church. Always putting others first. Lonell was called to preach in 1975. He preached his first sermon at Macedonia MBC in 1976. His second sermon was preached at New light MBC. He was called to pastor there where he served 40 years. Throughout the years there were many good days and many bad days but he never complained. He stayed faithful. He retired in June 2016 from Pastor at new Light MBC. Rev. Harris health began to fail him and he was unable to attend any church services, however we would see him often reading his Bible and humming an old tune. He always knew that God had him. He was tired and told us it was time to let him go. His last day, we began to pray again, this time we asked the Lord to give us strength. After praying and telling him how much we loved him and was going to miss him, we could hear him calling Jesus. He took his last breath. All we could say was, Thank You Jesus. WELL DONE. Rev. Harris departed this life May 24,2017. He leaves to cherish his memory, three daughters, Patricia Gaskin (Wendell), Verla Bruce (Michael), Vanessa Williams (Hiwatha), three sons Myron (Lorraine) Anthony and Vincent (Tracy), all of Kansas City, Ks. Five brothers, James, Otis, Ernest, Issac, and Fred. Two sisters, Lillie and Jessie. Rev. Harris was blessed with 15, grandchildren, and a host of great grand children, great-great-Grandchildren ,nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Special friends: Avage & Raymond Springfield, Joe Washington, Rev. Terrell Huskey and his extended family, The Dangerfields. We Give Reverance to the dead through service to the living