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Emily Ann Harris-Thames


March 8, 2018

Emily Ann Harris-Thames, 76, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 in Montgomery.

Mrs. Harris-Thames was born July 30, 1941 to Willie B. and Alberta Harris in Atmore. A 1959 graduate of Escambia County Training School, she moved to Hartford, Connecticut in 1960. While in Connecticut, she worked at Northeast Utilities in Wallingford, Conn. for 13 years and at Travelers Insurance Company for 12 years and the Hartford Civic Center. An active member of both Liberty Christian Center under Pastor Bolton and Toastmasters Association where she received numerous awards for public speaking, she attended classes at Woodlawn Community College in Hartford. After retiring in 2001, she returned to Atmore, where she became involved in the community as an active member of the PCRC Organization and served as a substitute teacher.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at Empowerment Tabernacle with Bishop Catadro North officiating. Burial followed at Stallworth Cemetery with Christian Memorial Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Harris-Thames is survived by three sons, Vincent (Angela) Thames, Jeffrey Thames and Anthony (Bridget) Brooks; two daughters, Jennifer (Dion) Thames and Deatrice Brooks; three brothers, DeShazo (Lee-Ann) Reynolds, Tony Harris and Vincent Harris; four sisters, Jacqueline R. Peterson, Lora (Willie) Mosley, Barbara (Norman) Harris-Mars and Dorothy Harris; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members.

Mrs. Harris-Thames was preceded in death by two children, Rethanel Bernard Thames and Timothy Eugene Brooks; her parents; and one brother, Herman Montgomery.


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