A Celebration of Life for Abrains “Brian” Harris, 51 of Athens will be noon Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Bethlehem P. B. Church in Hillsboro with the Rev. Corey B. Thomas officiating and inhumation in Decatur City Cemetery. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral. Public viewing will be Thursday from 2-6 and Friday from 10-4 at Reynolds Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00pm-5:30pm at the funeral home.
Abrains Keith Harris who was affectionately called Brian Harris was born in Lawrence County, Alabama on December 29, 1967 to the late Benjamin Harris and Marilyn Bates. He was granted his wings to Heaven on December 31, 2018 in Limestone County, Alabama. Brian attended Tennessee Valley Elementary School and graduated from East Lawrence High School in 1986. Brian was a loving person and sports enthusiast. He was known for his outspoken, dominant, yet witty personality. All those who came to know him loved and respected him. Brian was one of a kind and left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He was the most outgoing husband, father, son, friend, coach, referee that God could share his blessing with. Brian was quite the athlete, earning the title of “Superior Athlete” and All County in 1986.
At an early age, Brian accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and united with Bethlehem P.B. Church.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ike and Rennetta Harris and Robert and Irma Bates.
His loving memory and lasting impression will be cherished by: his wife, Jasmin White-Harris; mother, Marilyn Bates of Decatur, AL; children, Cordarius Wheeler of Lexington, KY, Rishard Tapscott, Kayli & Kyli Harris, Kennedi Bridgeforth all of Decatur, AL, Trinitee Johnson of Town Creek, AL, and Kensli Harris of Athens, AL; grandchildren, Christian Tapscott, Jr. and Khalil Tapscott both of Chicago, IL and Chloe Tapscott of Decatur, AL; one sister, Angela Bates; brothers, Kelvin (Jamie) Bates, and Travis Bates all of Decatur, AL; father and mother-in-law, Wade and Alcyorn (Penny) White of Elkmont, AL; three brothers-in-law, Jason (Alisha) Myles, John (Tina)White all of Athens, AL, and Galen (Sabrina) White of Pulaski, TN; two special cousin, April (Shondell) King and Jermaine Bates of Decatur, AL. and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.