House of Mercy director passes away, funeral to be held Saturday

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Friends and family members came out to a viewing for a long-time advocate of homeless people in Columbus on Friday.

The funeral for House of Mercy director elder Bobby Harris will be Saturday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church on Old Cusseta Road.

Harris carried on his mother's legacy, who started the homeless shelter back in the late 70's.

Since then, it has served countless people with food, shelter and resources to help them get back on their feet.

Harris was 64 years old.

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