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Harris, Jill -

Jill Harris

Martin - Jill Marie (Sturgis) Harris left to be with the Lord and reunited with her dad on January 24, 2019 after enduring medical issues. She was born October 2, 1975 into the loving arms of Terry and Marcia (Moored) Sturgis. Jill attended Martin Schools where she enjoyed being involved with sports, including basketball, track, soccer and dance lessons at Sisters 3. A few years after graduating, Jill was blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Amanda. Later Jill enlisted in the U.S. Army and earned the Commanding General Award and worked in radiology. While in the army she met the love of her life James. They were married in May 2006 at Gun Lake and were blessed with their wonderful children, Taegan and Torryn. After Jill was discharged from the Army, her husband remained until his retirement. As a military family they lived in Alaska, New York and Alabama. In 2017 they moved back to Michigan to be closer to Jill’s family. Jill was an amazing mother for her adored children spending every possible minute with them. Family was everything to her. She also loved her four-legged family members. Jill will be remembered as a beautiful, loving young woman. Her flashing smile and contagious laugh will be missed. Jill may be gone but will never be forgotten and will always be loved. Jill was preceded in death by her dad, Terry and niece, Ilah Ann Sturgis. The loving family surviving are her husband, James; children, Amanda, Taegan and Torryn; step-children, Kaela, Mandy and Jay; grandchildren, Hassan, Kateri, Floyd and Kalayah; mom, Marcia; brothers, Jarrod (Tami) Sturgis and Joe (Chelsea) Sturgis along with many nieces, nephews and extended family members. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. Burial of ashes will take place at 2:30 P.M., Friday, February 1, 2019 at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Watson Bible Church. Contributions in memory of Jill may be made to the American Cancer Socitey. Messages of condolence may be posted at

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