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Jerry Harris #10

Jerry Allen Harris was born on November 19, 1953 in Durham, North Carolina to the late Freeman Harris and Mrs. Gladys Harris. He spent the first five years of his life in Durham along with his three brothers and four sisters. In 1959 his family relocated to Alexandria, Virginia.

He attended several elementary schools in Alexandria: Charles Houston, Lyles-Crouch and Robert E. Lee. Jerry also attended Minnie Howard Middle School and in 1969 went to T.C. Williams High School. His favorite subjects were social studies, history and art. Jerry enjoyed playing football as well as other sports as a young boy.

He played football while in grade school, freshman year and varsity in his sophomore year. He played quarterback and defensive back on the TC Williams High School football team. In 1971 he was part of the Championship Football Team. He graduated in 1973 from T.C. Williams.

Jerry participated in a work study program while attending Federal City College in Washington, DC. As a coop student he went to Wright Patterson Air Force Base to work in Dayton, Ohio for two years.

Jerry later returned to Alexandria, Virginia where he continues to live. In 1976 he started his career with US Airways Airlines. He is a Senior Administrative Rep in the Payroll Department located in Arlington, Virginia.

He married his wife Ramona in 1978. They have one married daughter, Staurynee, son-in-law, James Samuel Hoover and two grandchildren, Harrison and Jackson.

Jerry spends most of his time participating in his ministry as one of Jehovah Witnesses. He enjoys sharing the Bible with those throughout his community. Jerry is also a talented artist and has entered many art shows throughout Virginia. Most recently he was awarded second place in the Dura Gallery Art Show in Lynchburg, Virginia.

As part of the 1971 Champion Football Team of TC Williams High School, Jerry was honored to be featured in the movie “Remember The Titans” as the “Rev” (quarterback) played by actor Craig Kirkwood. This movie will be a legend for all his grandchildren to see.


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