Lynda Faye Harris, affectionately known by some as Puddin’, Black or Lynda Faye, was born on May 15, 1954 to Juanitta Brown Harris and the late Robert Nelson Harris, in Worth County, Georgia. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, the late Homer C. and the late Mattie Harper Brown in Shinger, Georgia and the late Luke “Daddy Luke” Billingsley. She was the second-born of seven children – a sister, Charlotte, preceded her in death. Her lively life came to a close and she transitioned to her heavenly home, in the morning, on May 25, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, Georgia.
Lynda accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Poulan, Georgia.
She received her education in the Worth County Public School System and graduated from Worth County High School in 1972. She also attended Albany Junior College and graduated in 1996 from Jackson CNA in Albany, Georgia. Her employment included Brigadier, Peter Pan, Bob’s Candies, and Sylvester Health Care, as a CNA and private sitter.
Lynda loved life, her children, and especially her grandchildren, for whom she had an unique nickname for each one. She loved her oldie-goldies music, fishing, Tyler Perry plays, any movie that starred Chuck Norris or Steven Stegall, and music festivals. When asked how she was doing, she was known for always saying, “she ain’t got no right to grumble” or that was “fine as wine”.
Lynda will forever be missed by those who cherished her having living. Those who cherish her many memories are her: loving daughters, Avis Thomas and Sheena Harris and son, Garrick Harris, all of Sylvester; mother, Juanitta Brown Billingsley; sisters: Myra Harris of Albany, GA, Cheryl (Keithly) Bass, Robin Harris, all of Miami, FL, Chauna Harris, Lake Placid, FL; brothers: Roy (Madilyn) Billingsley, Luke (Gwenell) Billingsley,, all of Albany, GA, Travis Billingsley of Sylvester, GA, Darrin (Janice) Billingsley of Conyers, GA; most precious grandchildren: Zy’Kerrious, Ly’Chrystian, Christavia, Garrick Jr., Jy’Merrion and Janiyah; eight nieces; 15 nephews (Trmaine Billingsley, killed in Afghanistan, preceded her in death); 24 great-nieces and nephews; aunt, Dorothy Williams of Sylvester, GA; uncle, Willie James Harris of Orlando, FL; special friends, who were by her side “through it all”: Charlie “Ralph” Curry, Mary Ann Pierce and Tammy Golson; special cousins, Betty Ann Walker and Elizabeth Burks; god-daughter, Santiko Moye Harris (Bobby); and a host of many cousins and sorrowing friends.