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Friday April 30th, 2021
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Abner J. Harris '77'

She moved from her old house She moved from her old friends She moved from her old way of strife Thank God she’s moved out … to a Brand New Life. Abner J. Harris was born on August 31, 1943, in Kilgore, Texas to the late Kermit and Gladys Smith. Abner, as a child, accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with Post Oak Baptist Church. She later united with St. Mark CME Church of Longview, Texas. Abner received her education in Longview at Mary C. Womack High School where she graduated and went on to attend Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. She later attended LeTourneau University where she received her Bachelor's and Master’s Degree in Special Education. She began her teaching career in Waskom Independent School District and Longview Independent School District. While teaching, Abner and her mother, the late Gladys Smith, opened Clora Jean Day Care Center where they began to mold the future minds of Longview, Texas. They later opened a second business, Laboutique Florist. Abner’s teaching career spanned over 50 years after which she retired and then returned to what she loved, teaching and mentoring at Community Health Core in Longview, Texas. Abner was preceded in death by her parents, Kermit and Gladys Smith, and her grandparents, Charlie and Pearl Smith. Left to cherish her memory and love are her son and his wife, Abdal and Kimberly Harris; grandson, Anthony Jackson; granddaughter, Ayanna Harris; great-granddaughter, Aubree Jackson; brother, Larry Smith; nephew, Lawrence Smith; niece, Olivia Smith; and a host of aunts, cousins, and friends.

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Rhonda Bradley I worked with Ms Abner several years at Kirkpatrick Family Center She was A Sweet soul we had so much fun talking about the Word of God every time we were together I TRULY :heart: LOVED HER I thank God for Blessing me to enjoy her Awesome wisdom she was A virtuous woman I Believe she is definitely Present with The Lord She also taught my Twins

Rhonda Bradley May 1 2021 2:45 PM

I worked with Ms. Harris for many years at the old Forest Park Middle School before she retired. We always enjoyed each other and she had such a good sense of humor that she was a delight to be around. I always admired her because I knew she had many physical problems but never complained. She was always upbeat and could laugh about most situations. She was certainly an asset in many childrens' lives. I was privileged to have worked with her and to get to know and enjoy her all those years. One more of God's warriors called home. Mary Hagler

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