The Lord called Brother Calvin Cornelius Harris, of Apalachicola, home from this earthly life to his Heavenly home on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the age of 56.
He was born Feb. 21, 1962 in Apalachicola to the late Clara Jefferson and the late George Harris.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lionel Sanders and Anthony Sanders; sisters Bertha Mae Cummings and Barbara Harris; and nephews Quinnaland Rhodes, Sr. and Antwoin Lewis.
Calvin graduated from Apalachicola High School in 1981. After graduation, he worked for Crom Tank Corporation in Fort Pierce. He returned to Apalachicola and later gained employment in 1988 with the Florida Department of Natural Resources and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, where he was a diligent environmental health aide for 30 years.
Calvin was a wonderful husband, great father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, protector, banker, and hard worker. He was well known for his lawn service, love of fishing, taking charge of all family events and last but not least, and a huge Miami Hurricane fan (all about the U).
Calvin was also known as C.C. and Gangster, a name that was no more once he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in fall 2017. He was baptized on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 by Pastor David Walker of Covenant Word Christian Center. Calvin’s smile, good heart and caring for others will be greatly missed.
Calvin met his lifelong companion of 35 years, Dora, in August 1983. God joined these two together and they became one on March 3, 2018.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his wife, Dora Harris; one daughter, Jessica Harris; four sons, Omega (Talitha) Robinson, Nathaniel White, Brian White, all of Apalachicola, and Damien (Emily) White, of St. Petersburg; five grandchildren, Arryonna, Quanecia, Jayla, Nehemiah and Roman; five brothers, Louis (Nikki) Sanders, of Juneau, Alaska, Donald (Nellie) Sanders, Dexter Harris of Apalachicola, James (Asa) Bennett and Fredrick (Andrea) Jones, of Pensacola; eight sisters, Blondell (George) Julius of Apalachicola, Lydell Robinson of Fort Pierce, Stella Sanders-Bryant of Apalachicola, O’Sheila Harris of Panama City, and Melissa (Claude) Thomas and Loretta Harris, both of Apalachicola; Sue Harris of Panama City, and Mammie Harris of Daytona Beach; two brothers-in-law, Richard (Vicky) Robinson of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Roderick Robinson, Sr. of Apalachicola; three sisters-in-law, Veronica Livingston, Barbara Swinney and Valerie (Henry) Rochelle, all of Apalachicola; a close friend/nephew, Larry (Brenda) Cummings; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday afternoon, Sept. 29 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, followed by a repast at the Apalachicola Community Center.