Bishop Mack Harris
Sunrise: October 28, 1928 ~ Sunset: April 15, 2014
Bishop Mack Harris was born in Bryan, Texas on October 28, 1928 to Eunice Jordan Harris and Leroy Harris, Sr. Bishop Harris moved to California when he was 17 to join the Air Force. After completing his tour, he met and married Lou Ethel Slocum-Harris (deceased), and had 7 children. He later married Marie Lee-Harris and had two children. He was currently married to Josephine Baker-Harris and was father to her four children.
Bishop Mack Harris was called into ministry at a very early age and remained in ministry for over 60 years. The most accomplished was being Pastor of All Nations Church of God In Christ for over 48 years. He loved his church family as his own family, later passing the reins over to his son David Harris.
Throughout his years, Bishop Harris held down many jobs and titles. He produced and starred in his own television show, "Yes Lord" for over 12 years. He was a member of the Shasta County Symphony. Bishop Harris was a trusted member of the Board of SCEMA (Local Pastors), the Interfaith Board, and the Alliance Board. He volunteered many hours mentoring inmates. After retiring he loved to volunteer at various missions. Bishop Harris was one of the first African American Chaplains in Shasta County.
Bishop Mack Harris was a man of HONOR NOT DISRESPECT. He believed and strongly taught that honor begins with a relationship with God. He was a "bridge builder" believing in healing and reconstruction in dealing with racism in the nation. He believed God loved all people regardless of race. Bishop Harris often said, "any human being's heart can change if the spirit of God got ahold of them."
Bishop Harris was a patient, kind, gentle, soft spoken man. He was loved by ALL and met no strangers. He was a man of integrity and passion and had no tolerance for gossiping and arguing. Always a positive person with positive words for all.
In Loving Memory
Bishop Harris brought the best out in ALL. He was known to be a sharp dresser and always wore a suit (even when feeding his animals).
He raised chickens, hogs, cows, geese and whatever he could get his hands on. He was an avid fisherman, a hunter and he loved to BBQ Texas style. Bishop Harris loved his cowboy boots and cowboy hats ~ he was proud to be a Texan.
Bishop Mack Harris leaves to mourn his wife Josephine Harris, his 9 children, Mary Lou Harris, Nancy Lee Wilson-Harris, Maxine Ruth Kirkwood-Harris, Debra Ann Bowers-Harris and Cassandra Harris (all of Sacramento, CA): Patricia Ann Love-Harris (San Jose, CA): Richard Charles Harris (Cottonwood, CA): David James Harris (Redding, CA): Macklin Gorham_Harris (Grandview, Missouri): Damon, Anthony, Carla and Revis (Redding, CA).
Bishop Mack Harris was the 2nd of 17 children. Leroy Harris, Jr, Lee Columbus Harris, Letha Harris, Ruby Bolden-Harris, Tereice Lehman-Harris (all deceased): Lulu Philiip-Harris, Columbus Lee Harris, Joyce McMurray-Harris, Helen Turner Harris, Jeril Harris, Eugene Harris and James Harris (all Bryan Texas): Lawrence Harris (Houston, TX): Delora Steamer-Harris (Temple, TX): Dorothy Moorehead-Harris (Dallas, TX): and Hubert Harris (Dougeville, TX). Bishop Harris has 51 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 6 great, great, grandchildren, and Godsons Keith and Kenneth James, and a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Anthony Lee Jr.
David Harris Jr.
Richard Schuhmeier Jr.
Rev. Dr. Rich Schuhmeier
Columbus Lee Harris
A Memorial Fund has been set up in Honor of Reverend Mack Harris at North Valley Bank, Account # 200027592.