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Terry Louis Harris

November 26, 1952 ~ February 28, 2021 (age 68)


Terry “TL” Harris, 68, of Atlanta, GA transitioned February 28, 2021, at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA.

He was born November 26, 1952, in Laurel, MS, and graduated from Oak Park High School Class of 1970.

Terry attended Jackson State University on a Music Scholarship. He became a well loved Music Industry Manager. Touching the lives of many artists and producers. ie. Swizz Beatz, Trillville and Dem Franchize Boyz just to name a very few. There really isn't space enough to list all the lives that he has touched musically.  He loved all music, but always kept his "ear to the street", for the next exciting sound. He was classically trained, but not limited to any genre of music. 

He was one of the few people that had a dream about family and career and they both became a reality. His life centered around both. His love was immense for them.

He had so many very close friends from his childhood in Laurel, MS, to college at Jackson State University that he remained very close too. Along with special friends in Nashville, TN. When he became your friend, it was for life.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis D “LD” Harris and Juanita Harris.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 23 years, Ida, 6 children, Keeshea (Grailyn) Pratt, Houston, TX, Demario (Alecia) Harris, Atlanta, GA, Patricia Juanita Harris, Orlon Hall, Atlanta, GA, Ronald Hall, Portland, OR and Lisa Miller, Jacksonville, FL. Grandchildren; Blaike and Isabella Pratt, Taylor, Dillon, and Andrew Harris, Madison Harris, Anaya Hall, Mario Usher, Dorothy Simmons, and Christopher Moultry. Five siblings, Shannon Harris, Laurel, MS Donald Harris, Laurel, MS, Marva Faye Harris, Laurel, MS, Robert Harris, Laurel, MS, Steven (Rose) Harris, Laurel, MS and Tyrone (Jannet) Davis, Biloxi and Jackson, MS. In-laws, Lewis (Charlotte) Seales, Hudson Oaks TX, Paul Seales, Daytona Beach, FL, Michele Sanders, Daytona Beach FL., Jennifer Toliver-Hudson, Atlanta, GA. Preceded in death, Gregory Seales, Grant Toliver and Pamela Madison.

A very Special Cousin, Lisa Leatherwood, Los Angeles, CA. All of his nieces and nephews were very special to him.

The Celebration of his Life will be held Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Global Empowerment Ministries, 1836 Rockbridge Rd, Stone Mountain, GA 30087.

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