Tommie Harris Overwhelmed By Death of Wife Ashley Harris | BlackSportsOnline

Tommie Harris Overwhelmed By the Passing of His Wife Ashley, Thanks Supporters

by Robert Littal | Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
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One can only imagine what Tommie Harris is going through.

To lose your wife after just recently getting married and having a child is just an unspeakable tragedy.   Harris as you can imagine is devastated, but is receiving support from everyone.

Ashley Harris, the wife of Tommie Harris died Sunday and her funeral service will be held in New Orleans on Friday. The Chicago Bears have been supportive of Harris during this difficult time. “Tommie has been overwhelmed by the support of his former teammates, the Bears organization and the city of Chicago,” family friend Bill Horn told Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. “Please continue to pray for him as he and his children grieve the loss of his wife.” Johnny Knox, Anthony Adams and Israel Idonije flew to Norman to offer their support, and Bears coach Lovie Smith has reached out to Harris, as well. “Our hearts go out to Tommie and his family,” Smith told the team’s website. “When I first heard [Ashley was in the hospital], we all started praying and hoped there would be a different outcome. At times like this, what can you say except to try to be there for him in any way you possibly can.”

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