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A Life well Lived

Date of Birth April 16, 1923

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Date of Passing December 01, 2018

John Simon Farris

from Little River, Alabama, United States

John Simon Farris Sr. was born in Little River, Alabama on April 16, 1923 to Lula May Farris and Henry Thomas Farris of Little River, Alabama.

John was the eldest of 5 children born to this union: Albert Farris, Sarah Farris, Samuel Farris, and Adam Farris. John’s primary schooling years were spent at Vaughn Elementary School in Stockton, Al, where he excelled academically. Later, he attended Baldwin Couty High school, where he graduated. After graduation, he worked for Vanity Fair until retirement.

John had a deeply rooted relationship with God from an early age. John moved to Los Angeles, Ca. Where he joined Tate Creek Missionary Baptist Church. This is where he met the love of his life, Lula May Farris. They welcomed 5 children to this union, Victoria Farris, Richard Farris, John Farris jr., Cecil Farris, and Emma Farris. John was a loving, loyal, nurturing, and family oriented man. He worked hard to take care of his family and support his friends.

Saturday evening at approximately 9:30 pm on Dec 1, 2018, John peacefully transitioned into eternity. 

John leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and deeply devoted wife, Lula May Farris; his children, Victoria Farris (Matthew Thomas), Richard Farris Sr. (Rosa Farris), John Farris Jr. (Tina Farris), Cecil Farris (Trina Farris), Emma Farris-Johnson (Tyrone Johnson); 8 grandchildren, Brandon Bernard, Brittney Farris, Diane Farris, Anamarie Johnson, Deborah Thomas, Micheal Farris, Richard Farris Jr., John Farris lll. In addition, John will be missed by a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends whom he treasured with all of his heart.


                       Order of Service

Pulpit Conductor           Rev.James E. Richardson

Selection: “ I Know I’ve Been Changed” Choir

                      Reading of Scripture

Old Testament                            Minister

New Testament                           Minister

Prayer of Comfort                        Minister


solo:” Steal My Joy”            Sister Sherry Hollis

As a Friend                         Sister Rosa Farmer

Expressions (1 minute only)   Family and Friends

Selection: “Living Testimony”           Choir

Obituary   ‘Soft Music’         Read silently

Eulogy                                 Rev. Daryn Baker

Selection: “ Take Me To The King”    Choir

Memorial Details:

12:00 pm
Dec 08, 2018
Tate Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 68360 T J Earle Rd, Little River, AL
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Memorial Details

Memorial Details:

12:00 pm
Dec 08, 2018
Tate Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 68360 T J Earle Rd, Little River, AL
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    Reply Jim m / Dec 13, 2018

    John is a great person to have known. While it is very grievous to have lost him, there is good news for his future and it includes us. I offer to family and friends my condolences. Here is John's future according to the creator of the universe:All those in memorial tombs and graves will come out. At John 5:28&29; these words are for us to take comfort from. Like Lazarus, John will come out to life again with us. According to Jesus's words, John's situation is like sleep, and Solomon clearly states that the dead are conscious of nothing (Ecclesiastes 9:5). So it is God's intention to have his son bring back to life our loved ones, including John. What a wonderful day it will be to see him again.

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    Reply Kim M / Dec 12, 2018

    It is comforting to know that the God of all comfort will completely remove all grief at the time of the earthly resurrection. The Bible at John 5:28,29 comforts us with the words, “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. God promises that “he will do away with death forever, and God will wipe away the tears from all faces. (Isaiah 25:8)

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