Albry Harris


Elder Albry Harris went home to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ, December 4, 2023, after a short illness.

He was born in Kellarney, West Virginia, February 6, 1931, to the late Elisha and Lottie Gilbert Harris. After the death of his mother at the age of 4 years old, his father married the late Signora Haley, who raised him. He was one of ten children and had one stepsister and two stepbrothers.

He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, where he received The Good Conduct Service Metal and The National Defense Service Metal. He was honorably discharged in 1968.

Elder Harris received his doctorate degree in Biblical Theology from Christian Bible College of Rocky Mt. North Carolina in 2006. He is the author of several books and Biblical Pamphlets. Elder Harris was a professor and Dean of Students at the Ohio School of Biblical Theology, founder Dr. Isaiah Aycox. He received Jesus Christ as his savior in 1979 at the Church of Christ the Apostolic Faith. He was baptized in Jesus’s name and filled with the Holy Ghost.

Over the years he served in several areas from Director of the Men’s Choir, Sunday School Teacher, on staff of the Grace Apostolic Bible Academy. He was an avid reader and golfer until his health declined.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elisha, and Lottie Gilbert Harris; stepmother, Signora Harris; brothers, Melvin, John, Kelly, Nathanel Essie, and Curtis; sisters, Thelma Okrey, and Alma; stepbrother, Pete Haley, James Haley; stepsister; Pearl Haley Mullin.

Elder Harris leaves to cherish his memory, Carolyn, his beloved wife of 36 years; his children, Reverend Paige Harris of Washington DC., Sandra V. Harris of Columbus, Ohio, Diane C. Harris of Columbus, Ohio; grandsons, Todd Harris of Savana, Georgia, David Harris of Columbus, Ohio; a host of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

Albry Harris, age 92. Sunrise February 6, 1931 and Sunset December 4, 2023.

Please pray for the family as they prepare the obituary.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Thursday, December 14, 2023 at Grace Apostolic Church, 1743 E. Lakeview Ave.

Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Carolyn and family, it is my sincere prayer that the Lord will comfort you following this great loss. Elder Harris was a good friend of mine who always greeted me so warmly, and he will certainly be missed. I appreciate his understanding of and willingness to share his knowledge of the scriptures. Please know that we are praying for you and will continue to do so. May God bless you richly!

  2. Buddy Parker and family send our condolences . My friend will truly be missed. We want you to know that we are here for you. And may the Lord comfort you in your time of grief. We love you.

  3. Yvonne Staples-Brown

    To the family,
    We’re soo deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that we are praying for you and all of you!!! Remember to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord!! Please keep your heads up and know we’ve all must be ready to be with our Heavenly Father!! Your grandma Louise used to remind us all “live right so we can die right “. Please know we love you and we’re always praying for your healing and strength in the days ahead!!! God is with us that’s the promise He gave us soo we learn to trust Him.
    We love you

    Aunt Yvonne Staples-Brown and Michael Brown

  4. Carolyn, just a few words to let you know that I am praying for you knowing that our gracious and loving LORD’S hand remains mighty upon you.

  5. Elder Ken & Mrs Ken Rogiers

    Carolyn, please accept our sincere condolences, sympathies, and prayers for you and the rest of your family, on the passing of Elder Harris. We are grateful to God to have known and served alongside you both in the nursing home ministry. Ken fondly remembers and cherishes the memories of Elder Harris sharing his writings with nursing home residents, as well as with himself. If we may be of service to you and the rest of your family, during this trying time of bereavement, please do not hesitate to contact Elder Ken or me. – Sincerely, Elder Ken and Mrs ROGIERS

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