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Larry L. Burris was born to the late Anna E. Stevenson on May 25, 1950 in Camden, DE at their home. He was raised by Anna and her loving husband Samuel Stevenson. He was the eldest brother of 3 sons. Larry departed this life at the tender age of 73 in his home.
As a young boy, Larry attended Star Hill Elementary in Camden and William Henry High School in Dover. He was such a talented and protective soul. Larry played snare in the marching band as a child. When it came to his younger brothers, he always had the instinct to protect his siblings. He was so protective; his mother would joke and say that he was like “a mother hen protecting her chickens”. Larry was taught at a young age how to be a hard worker. He would carry his work ethic into his adulthood. If there was money to be made, Larry was there to “make a dollar” as he would say. For years, he worked for Jerry’s Paving. In addition, he did body work on collision vehicles. He would even go to have his own auto shop. Larry’s hands were blessed to even cook food that would touch your very soul. If you came to Willow Grove, you would leave with a plate and good time.
God has always been a part of Larry’s life. His mother, Anna made sure he knew his Heavenly Father. He attended Willow Grove Church pastored by Rev. Freeman and later Bible Way Church. In his adult years, he attended Capitol Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Moore. Larry and his lifetime partner Delores Harris attended this church for many years. He loved Delores greatly. They had a relationship that was strong and unbreakable. Continuing his love for the church, Larry sang with the Christian Travelers and the Christian Echoes. He had such an angelic voice. He loved to sing and to hear great harmonies. Before departing this life, Larry made peace with his Savior and stated, “I will be sitting at His feet”.
Larry (Pop Pop) loved his family and kept the family together. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. Larry would light up when his family came to visit. In his latter days, he just wanted his children and grandchildren to know how much he loved them. Larry will be missed by all who knew him and loved him very much. His spirit will live on through his memories, laughs, and family. We promise that “We won’t forget the family prayer”.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents Anna and Samuel Stevenson and grandparents Lola and Myrtle Burris Sr. Larry leaves behind in love his lifetime partner Delores Harris. In addition, two sons: Larry Harris and Samuel Harris, two daughters: Maria Grier ( Kahlil Grier) and Deajah Jones, four granddaughters: Aliyah Brooks, Alicia Brooks (Jerrious Tims), Alexis Harris, and Ashanti Bowe, four grandsons: Micheal Dawes, Tarren Woodard, Ayden Jones and Kelsey Mobley (honorary), three great grandchildren: Shane Dawes, Kamrie Mobley, and Iris Dawes, four nieces: Leatrice Burris, Kimberly Brown (Carlton Brown), Joy Belcher (Brandon Belcher), and Jessica Stevens (Quinton Stevens), two bonus sons: Philip Nelson and Terry Marshall with a host of extended loved ones and family.
A funeral service will be 12:00 P.M. Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Capitol Baptist Church, 401 Kesselring Avenue, Dover, DE 19904 where there will be a viewing from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M Saturday. Burial will follow in Barratts Chapel Cemetery, Frederica. Online condolences may be made via www.pippinfuneralhome.com.