It is with deepest and heartfelt sympathy that we inform you of the passing from this life of Roanoke native and life-long resident, Mr. Billie Lee Harrison, 66, residing at 340 Avenue, A, Roanoke, Alabama. Mr. Harrison transitioned from this life on Sunday, August 8, 2020, at his residence in Roanoke.
Billie Lee Harrison was born in Randolph County, Alabama, on November 6, 1954, to the parentage of the late (Mr. & Mrs.) Willie Harrison, Sr. and Rosa Lee Harrison.
Billie attended Randolph County High School in Wedowee, AL. Afterward, he remained in the county all of his life... never venturing very far from home.
He was a life-long member of Rock Mills Baptist Church, in Roanoke.
Billie worked hard all of his life, beginning with Terry Manufacturing Company, and later Plantation Patterns. He however found his permanent employment home at Jac Products, Inc. in Franklin, GA, where he remained until retirement.
During his younger years, Billie's other past-time involved a remarkable interest in the Marshal Arts -- which was not all that common in our area. A 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, he went on to train many a youngster in the art of Taekwondo. During this time, Billie hosted many competitions, and over the years, boasted many award-winning events. This was probably the one interest he was most passionate about. When we began to get older, he took more of an interest in Gardening -- which was less physically demanding.
Sadly, death again invaded our ranks on Sunday, August 8, 2021, and Billy was called home from labor to reward. He was at his home in Roanoke. On that day, he reunited with his parents; siblings: Willie Junior Harrison, Hubert Harrison, and Willie Maud Harrison, Mary Staples, Annie P. Dunson, and Johnnie Mae Bowen.
At this difficult time, our prayers are with the Harrison family, which includes: his wife of 42 years: Kathy Phillips of Roanoke, AL; sons: Corey J. "Kane" Bradfield (Austen) of LaGrange, GA, Cedric Phillips (Shunta), and Evander Phillips of Roanoke; step-son: Patrick Phillips; and step-daughter Felicia all of Roanoke; brother: Charlie Joe Harrison; and sisters: Martha Johnson, Ruby Jean Christian (SamRov), and Brenda Harrison. Additionally, Billy has seventeen (17) grandchildren; three (3) great-grandchildren; and many other loving neighbors and friends in the East Roanoke Community and beyond.
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