Miss Ferlandria "Shay" Harris died Jan. 10 at Children's Hospital of Atlanta at Egleston. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Angelique) Wade, she was born in 1991 in Rockdale County.
"Have you ever seen such a person" who has faith just as me. To walk by faith and not by sight, cause faith you can not see. I received a gift a four years old, just to last me for a while, God saw fit to bring me home, cause living with pain was not my style. Don't feel sorry for me, I made it through my test. Feel sorry for the ones who don't know God. He's the one, let him give you rest. So as you watched my life's movie, as life was given to me I was set out to bless you all even that someone who can not see. "So what is your purpose in life," Pastor Williams would always ask, to become one with God and have a vision that was the ultimate task. I make it, I made it, I made it. Now I can dance in the heavenly sky. "Grateful, grateful, grateful." I am to be dancing with God on high. Always remember me as a blessing in disguise. - Ferlandria (Shay) Harris.
Surviving are parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Angelique) Wade; father Mr. and Mrs. Osric (Lisa) Cooley; grandparents Mrs. Doris Harris, Mr. Randolph Norrington, Mrs. Phyllis Mcquire; great-grandparents Mrs. Helen H. Norrington, Mrs. Annie Lois Browning; sisters Andrequeous Harris, Alexcia Wade, Azrien Wade, Jaden Cooley; brothers Ferlando Harris, Stephen Harris, Javon Harris, Darius Cooley; aunts Constance Hardge, Melissa Harris, LaSonja Norrington, Andrea Norrington, Chrisonda Durden, Sheryl Willingham, Dorothy Leeks, Diane Pereira, Cheryl Moore; uncles Derrick Hardge, Errick Hardge, Aaron Hardge, Stacy hardge, Jarrod Harris (Freda), Patrick Harris, Robert Harris Jr., Donald Harris; a host of cousins, other loving relatives and dear friends.
Funeral services were held Jan. 17 at Early Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Williams and Minister Marcello Baines presiding. Interment followed in the church cemetery.