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