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Mrs. Sheila Nixon Harris, 68, of Albany, Georgia departed this life on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. in the St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery, 2605 Sylvester Road, Albany, Georgia. Meadows Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. You may sign the guestbook or send condolences to the family by visiting Meadows’ website at www.meadowsofalbany.com

Mrs. Sheila Harris, daughter of the late Jessie and Mary Paisley Nixon was born October 21, 1952 in Albany, Georgia. She attended the public schools of Dougherty County and was a graduate of Dougherty Comprehensive High School. At an early age she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and joined St. Paul Baptist Church where she was a dedicated member. At St. Paul, she served faithfully as a Nurse’s Aide.

Shelia had a loving personality and was admired for her giving nature. She was a breast cancer survivor and had an undeniable dedication to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren , and siblings. As a result of her generous spirit and gentle personality, she was loved by many. Sheila was a firm believer in the art of “having class,” and had a way of making people laugh and feel comfortable. She was known for the upkeep of her hair and spending time with her siblings. Later in life, she enjoyed traveling and gaining new experiences.

She quietly departed this life Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Phoebe Putney Memoria l Hospital in Albany, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Paisley Nixon, father, Jessie Nixon , Jr., her brother Alexander Hope , and her daughter, Rhonda Kay Anderson.

Her beautiful life will be cherished forever in the lives of her husband, Richard Harris , Jr.; her son , Walter M. Anderson (Nitasha); her sisters, Aljean Nixon, Beverly Hunt, Jessica Nixon; her brothers , Ricky Nixon (Deloise), Kelvin Nixon, Rodney Nixon (Caroline), Mark Nixon (Breanna); her grandchildren, Shelita Anderson, Leander Teemer, Aaliyah Cosby and Isaiah Anderson; four great grandchildren, Bryce Anderson, Bryton Anderson, Kylie Teemer and Ayden Teemer and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors whom all loved her dearly.

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  • Wednesday, December 30, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Meadows Funeral Home
  • Thursday, December 31, 2020
    My condolences to the family
    ~ Sharlene Blue   Albany
  • Friday, January 1, 2021
    You were such a sweetheart. I’ve done your hair for many years and you will be truly missed. Not knowing that day I spoke with you from the hospital would be the last time that I would talk to you. Love you Mrs. Sheila
    ~ Stephanie Jones   Albany, GA
  • Friday, January 1, 2021
    You were such a sweetheart. I’ve done your hair for many years and you will be truly missed. Not knowing that day I spoke with you from the hospital would be the last time that I would talk to you. Love you Mrs. Sheila
    ~ Stephanie Jones   Albany, GA
  • Friday, January 1, 2021
    My sincere condolences to the family! You will definitely be missed Mrs. Sheila
    ~ Laquana Stanley   Albany, GA
  • Friday, January 1, 2021
    My sincere condolences to the family! You will definitely be missed Mrs. Sheila
    ~ Laquana Stanley   Albany, GA
  • Saturday, January 2, 2021
    Maurice, my heart is broken. Your mom was an amazing, beautiful, caring woman, who loved you, Tasha, grands, great-grands, and family with the depth of her heart. Shelia, will truly be missed. I am just a phone call away to listen. Love you, Aunt Margaret
    ~ Margaret Gooden   Albany, GA
  • Saturday, January 2, 2021
    Maurice, my heart is broken. Your mom was an amazing, beautiful, caring woman, who loved you, Tasha, grands, great-grands, and family with the depth of her heart. Shelia, will truly be missed. I am just a phone call away to listen. Love you, Aunt Margaret
    ~ Margaret Gooden   Albany, GA
  • Saturday, January 2, 2021
    Maurice, my heart is broken. Your mom was an amazing, beautiful, caring woman, who loved you, Tasha, grands, great-grands, and family with the depth of her heart. Shelia, will truly be missed. I am just a phone call away to listen. Love you, Aunt Margaret
    ~ Margaret Gooden   Albany, GA
  • Saturday, January 2, 2021
    Deepest sympathy for the family. You all are in my prayers. God will see you through.
    ~ Carla Watson   Albany, GA