Fellowship Bible Baptist Church’s Seasoned Saint for October 2021 is Sister Lula B. Harris
Sis. Lula B. Harris began her voyage as a “Shipmate” in 1989 with many successful “sailing” years. She was born December
22, 1941, in Eatonton, Georgia.
She was married to the late Sidney M. Harris on December 24, 1959. Their children are Erica Harris-Mendez, Marshall Mendez, Dr. Stanley Harris, and Craig Harris (deceased). Grandchildren: Shanna, Tatum, Kameicy, Kimberly, and Kendra. She has 9 great-grandchildren.
Her hobbies and /Interests are reading, sewing, traveling, collecting antiques, baking, and cooking.
Her Career: She started her career in health care in 1968 as a Ward Clerk (Unit Secretary) at Putnam General Hospital. In 1971 graduated as LPN from Baldwin Vocational School of Practical Nursing, Milledgeville, Georgia. Sister Lula then enrolled at Georgia College (now Georgia College and State University) graduating in 1974 with her Associate Degree in Nursing and then became licensed as an RN. She was in the second graduating class. Received the Outstanding Departmental Major Award in Nursing. Worked at Baldwin County Hospital in 1973-1976 full time and continued there part-time in Emergency Nursing, until the early ’90s.
From 1976-1989 worked in the field of Occupational Health Nursing for JP Steven’s. Received national certification as a Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist, which is the highest honor of achievement in Occupational Health Nursing, through the American Board of Occupational Health Nursing. Sister Lula was also certified as a Case Manager in the field of Occupational Health Nursing. She received the Schering Award and a key to the City of Milledgeville from Mayor James Baugh for outstanding work in the Milledgeville Community. Ms. Harris also served as Vice-President of The American Red Cross Association in Milledgeville. She received the Key to the City of Brunswick from Deputy Willis Brown. Relocated to Warner Robins, Georgia in 1989 to begin working as the Chief Nurse of Occupational Medicine Services at Robins Air Force Base. She was active with Habitat for Humanity during her years at RAFB.
Activities at FBBC: Joined in 1989. Served on several ministries including Mercy Showing, Health Ministry, College, and Military Connection, Single Women in Ministry, and Trailblazers Ministry.
How her career molded her as a person: My career allowed me to travel to many states and network with many nurses across the United States, and nurses in other countries. I have served people from various walks of life. I never looked down on anyone except to lift them. I have had the opportunity to interview incoming doctors for various practices. I thank God for guiding me into the nursing profession and presenting me with unexpected favors for my work. I’m ever so grateful for the opportunity.
Most important lesson learned in life:
I would be nothing had it not been for the Lord on my side. Live each day as if it were the last.
How would you like to be remembered:
I would like to be remembered as a leader and a trailblazer.
What is your message to generations XYZ:
Always seek wisdom from your elders. Take the Lord with you everywhere you go. Never say, “I can’t” especially if you haven’t tried. Develop good work habits and ethics.
Favorite Scripture: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13.
Note of Thanks:
Greetings Pastor Toland Morgan and FBBC Family Members. I would like to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt thanks to each of you for acts of kindness during the loss of my son, Minister Craig A. Harris. Your phone calls, cards, spiritual gifts, your time, your presence, and your love were greatly needed and appreciated. May God continue to bless each of you daily, richly, and abundantly all the days of your lives.
Sis. Lula B. Harris
Submitted by Elder Isaiah Whittaker, Sr.