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Betrotha Wilson Harris

Posted By Families Firstcare On May 22, 2019 @ 2:17 pm In Obituaries | 5 Comments

Betrotha Wilson Harris transitioned from this earthly life to rest on May 14, 2019, after a short illness.
Betrotha was born on March 9, 1941 to the late Mrs. Anna Wilson and Robert Deshay, in Savannah, Georgia.
She was introduced to Christ at an early age and joined St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a faithful member in many capacities, i.e. Deaconess Ministry; Senior Choir, Gospel Chorus, and A. E. Hagins, Sr. Choir Ministries; Senior Mission Ministry; Willing Workers’ Ministry; and Sunday School Ministry.
Betrotha, the mother of Vincent and Victoria Hamilton was joined in holy matrimony to Eddie Harris, in 1975. From this union they were blessed with a daughter, Vernice Harris.
Betrotha attended public school here in Chatham County, graduating from Alfred Eli Beach High School in 1959. She continued her post-secondary education at Savannah State, now University, graduating with a degree in Elementary Education in 1975.
With her degree she worked at Frank W. Spencer, Elementary School in 1975. She later changed her career path, becoming a Paralegal and working for Georgia Legal Services as a Receptionist/Secretary for over 25 years. She later retired in 2000 due to health.
Betrotha was held in high esteem through the Savannah Community as she sang on many occasions for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration activities; various Church programs; funerals and funeral home choirs. She was also a member of the Savannah Community Choir under the direction of E. Larry McDuffy.
She was also a member of Solomon Temple #95 Free and Accepted Masons and Eastern Stars where she served as Worthy Matron and Past Matron for many years.
Betrotha was preceded in death by her son, Vincent Hamilton; her parents; sister; brothers; and step-father James Williams, Sr.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories her husband of 44 years, Eddie Harris; two daughters, Victoria Hamilton and Vernice Harris; step-mother Elaine Williams; three brothers Ronald Williams; Anthony Williams ; and Darnell Williams; one sister, Kendra Moultrie (Darius); three grandchildren, Cassidy Brooks, Vincent Hamilton II, and Betrotha Hamilton; one great-grand son, Jared Brooks; sisters-in-law Sarah Grant; Joanne Williams; and Juliette Bush; brothers-in-law James Harris (Vivian) and Leroy Harris; daughter-in-law Kecia Brooks.
She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 24th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at St. Paul Baptist Church, 624 Waters Avenue. There will be viewing on Saturday, May 25th fro 10:00 to 11:00 AM with Funeral Services to follow at 11:00 AM from New Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church, Pennsylvania and Tennessee Avenues. Interment: Magnolia Memorial Gardens.

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Condolence from Loxie Lamar on May 22nd, 2019 9:05 pm

Bea was such a wonderful person and an inspiration to us all. I worked with Bea for many years at GLSP and always knew I could count on her. I treasured our friendship and she will always have a special place in my heart. My love and sympathy to you all.

Condolence from Philip L. Merkel on May 22nd, 2019 11:09 pm

I had the privilege and pleasure of working with Betrotha at Georgia Legal Services in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The lasting memory I have of her is her smile. She treated our clients with great kindness, patience, and good cheer even on the most hectic days. She was just a very special person. My condolences to her family, friends, and all who miss her.

Condolence from Alicia on May 23rd, 2019 4:52 am

To my precious family so sorry I’m unable to be with you during this time of grief. To Mr. Eddie my prayers are with you Vickie, Vernice, and extended family. Cousin Betrotha was a Woman of Integrity, one who served her church, family, and friends. In the spring of 2018 I had an opportunity to visit with Betrotha and we had a great time reflecting on the importance of serving God and loving family. We loved and appreciated Betrotha so much for the time she spent with her late Aunt Mother Ophelia Williams Betrotha understood how to serve and care for others.

The scripture declares in Psalms 30:5b Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. May you find comfort knowing that God will help you through this difficult time.
The scripture declares in Revelations 14:13b “Yes says the spirit, let them rest from their labors, for their works follow them!

Fallen Limb
Author Unknown

A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me”.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.

Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.

Continue traditions, no matter how small.
Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls
I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.
Until the day comes we’re together again

Condolence from Laura Singleton Fogleman on May 23rd, 2019 12:58 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Bea’s passing. She was a very kind person with a gentle spirit. My deepest condolences.

Condolence from Judee Jones on May 24th, 2019 2:10 pm

My deepest condolences to the Harris Family.

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