Mrs. Sallie Mae Harris

06/08/1922 - 01/29/2024

Obituary For Mrs. Sallie Mae Harris

Mrs. Sallie M. Copeland Harris, a resident of Valley, AL, died Monday, January 29, 2024 at EAMC-Lanier Memorial Hospital, Valley, AL.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. (EST) from Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 1601 Magnolia Road, Lanett, AL 36863, Rev. Arthur Thomas, Officiant/Eulogist.

Interment will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, County Road 389, Cusseta, AL 36852. Davis Memorial Mortuary directing.

Public Viewing is scheduled for Friday, February 2, 2024 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (EST) at Davis Memorial Mortuary Chapel.

Mrs. Sallie M. Harris was born on June 8, 1922 to Willie Chambers and
Mary Buchanon in Chambers County, Alabama. She was the sixth of
seven children. She was actually a twin.

She dedicated her life to Christ at an early age and joined Bethel #2
Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Nathan Carr. She later
moved her membership to Mount Hermon Baptist Church under the
leadership of Rev. C. L. Daugherty.

She married Mr. Brock Copeland in 1939. To this union nine children
were born. After his departure, she married Mr. Gain Harris, and
gained five bonus children whom she loved and treated as her own.

Her passions were cooking and sewing. Caramel and Chocolate cakes
were two of her specialties—not to mention the good ole “butter roll”.
She was a good seamstress and made clothes for all of her children.

She was preceded in death by: three daughters, Rosie Sherman, Mary
Copeland, and Hattie Cue Jackson; two sons, Leon Copeland and
Brock Copeland, Jr.; three grandsons, Napoleon Jackson, Antonio L.
Willis and Kenneth Copeland; one granddaughter, Danisha Jackson.

She lived a good long life and was of sound mind until the end. We are
encouraged in knowing that she was saved, and filled with the Holy
Ghost. Her soul is resting in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Mrs.
Sallie Mae Harris departed this life on Monday, January 29, 2024 at
the blessed age of 101 at EAMC-Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley,

She leaves to cherish precious memories: her children, Ella (Jack)
Jackson, Opelika, AL, Dorothy Dozier, Conzo Copeland, Roger (Clara) Copeland, and Lenard
Copeland all of Valley, AL; her grandson whom she reared as her
own, Rev. Sylvester L. Hicks; her bonus children, Indiana Hughley,
Annie Lou Carlisle, Eva Crim, Albert Harris, and Oneal Lawson; 17
grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 27 great-great-grandchildren;
son-in-law, Jessie J. Jackson; a special friend, Ms. Johnnie Jefferson;
and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services by Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley.



3:00 PM
Davis Memorial Mortuary
305 W. F. Burns Drive
Valley Alabama, AL 36854


Mt Nebo Baptist Church
Co Rd 389
Cusseta, AL 36852

Funeral Service

1:00 PM
Mt Herman Baptist Church
1601 Magnolia Rd
Lanett, AL 36863

Guest Book

Dear Family. May my Heavenly Father continue to bless you and comfort you during this time of bereavement. I am so pleased that my Bigmama Sally lived a life filled with the love of Christ. I will always remember her as a person who loved others with a family heart. I am a granddaughter of her extended family and I will always cherish the time we spent together and the conversations we had. Remember that weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Love always, Carolyn (Dozier) Parham and Family. Huntsville Alabama.

- Carolyn D Parham

May God Anchor Your Soul In Heaven I have The Great Join Of Knowing Your Daughter Ella Mae Jackson I know with her Beautiful Smile and Loving Spirit that Certainly means you were truly an Amazing Person Your Daughter Ella Mae Jackson Is Family To Us she Bestie Love With My Sister Mattie Dickerson Echols I'm her Baby Sister Twanda Dowdell Hooks To The Family, Friends and Love Ones From Our Family We Pray you Find Peace & Understanding In Gods Will and we provide all with Serenity To Accept The Things You Can't Change Courage To Change The Things You Can Wisdom To Know The Difference

- Twanda Hooks

Mrs. Harris was a light. Heartfelt condolences from Maggie Morris and family.

- Gaynell

Sending our condolences. Effie and August

- Effie Wilkerson