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A Tribute to a Dear Man

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Today this blog space is honored with a guest blog by my dear wife, Missy Sansone. As a young nurse, Missy worked at Barge Memorial Hospital on the campus of Bob Jones University and worked with Dr. Ted Harris during that time. The following is her tribute to Dr. Harris.

This week I received sad news that Dr. Ted Harris went to be with our Lord on Sunday, November 6, 2005. I have been musing over the past days about the years when I knew and worked with him and find I am ever grateful for things taught to a novice nurse.

Dr. Harris was ever patient. Delivering babies demands a patient spirit and he could out wait any baby!

Dr. Harris was ever kind. The smile on his face was perpetual. If tired, you did not know it. If angry, it was not displayed.

Dr. Harris required precision. I remember being on duty on Friday nights for triage at Barge. Friday nights were game nights and joint injuries were sure to come in. I remember reviewing the ankle and knee chart numerous times prior to calling him for an injury so that I could speak intelligently.

Dr. Harris was a wise man. Wisdom was not only displayed with medical issues. Spiritual advice and daily living advice were offered to patients and co-workers alike.

The best thing I remember of all are the prayers offered to our Lord after he delivered a baby. When all was said and done after a delivery and if "dad" was too emotional to pray, Dr. Harris would thank the Lord for the delivery and ask God's blessing on the new family. As a nurse in a secular labor and delivery unit, I miss this.

I am sad for our loss in Dr. Harris' gain to Heaven. My prayers are with his family and may they always be aware of the lives he touched. They were many.

He lived his life for the glory of the Lord whom he served.

It can easily be said of his life ... "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." (I Corinthians 10:31 KJV).

You can read Dr. Harris' obituary in the Greenville News here.

Memorial donations may be made to Hidden Treasure Christian School in Taylors, South Carolina by following this link to Hidden Treasure Christian School.

UPDATE: I just found this on the web-site of Faith Baptist Church of Taylors, SC (the church where Dr. Harris served for years) - A Tribute from a Grateful Pastor