Mrs. Mattie Washington Harris passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019. Graveside service will be held on Friday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, FL with Reverend Prentiss Davis, officiating.
Mattie Harris was born August 12, 1925 in Sylvania, Georgia and was a resident of Tampa for many years. She graduated from Crooms Academy in Sanford, Florida and attended Bethune-Cookman College.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Washington and Clora Washington Levett; spouse, Robert Harris; son, Vernon Donaldson; brother, Booker T. Washington; nephews, Barry Washington, Leonard Harris, Reginald Black and Herbert Ervin.
Mrs. Harris leaves to cherish her memory: daughters, Voncile (John) Scott, Chequittea (Claude) Lumpkins, Valette (Willie) Prescott, and Elaine Campbell; grandchildren, Bryan, Donald, Willie III, Angelo, Nicolas, Nicole, Kei Shondra, Ash Lynn, Michael, Nubian, Chequita, and Chantelle; 18 great grands; 4 great great grands; nephew, Markham Washington; nieces, Kimberlyn Washington and Mercedes Copeland; special friends, Florene Chatman, Ybor City Health Care and Rehabilitation Staff, the Harris and Flowers families.
The remains will repose after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.
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