Harris  John  Mabile Sr.

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Harris John Mabile Sr., 73, resident of Longville and native of Pierre Part, La., passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Harris was a devout Christian and member of Faith Baptist Church of Ragley where he served in any capacity needed. He loved God, his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had a servant’s heart and enjoyed helping others. His passions in life evolved through the years starting with his interest in boat building and going as fast as a 50 hp Mercury on a flat bottom boat could take him, which was about 62 miles per hour. Harris enjoyed all things outdoors, including hunting, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, gardening and riding his bike. He loved traveling with his family and spoiling his grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending time on the race track with his ‘69 Plymouth Valiant.

Harris is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ella Burnett Mabile of Longville; children, Harris Mabile Jr. of Thibodaux, David Mabile (Faye) of Longville, Amy Jackson of Ragley, Molly Fontenot (Jared) of Longville, and Hali Navarre (Glen) of Longville; granddaughter, Tara Mabile of Longville; 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers, Lenson Mabile (Brenda), and Nelson Mabile (Priscilla); sisters, Janice (Floyd Rivere), Mazie (E.J. Rivere), Rita (Edgar Barras), Arlene (Felix Blanchard), and Jennifer (John Brouillette); sister-in-law, Beverly Mabile; godchildren, Raynel Mabile Gascon and Amanda Dupre Borne; and numerous nieces and nephews. Harris is preceded in death by his son, Timothy Mabile; brother, Sidney Mabile and parents, Leonard and Regina Mabile.

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Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, January 13, at 9 a.m. until time of service at Heritage Funeral Home in Moss Bluff, La. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. Interment will be at Dry Creek Cemetery. Pastors presiding over services will be Bill Smith and James Rivers.

Condolences can be made at heritagefuneralhomellc.com.