Michael James Harris

NEWPORT NEWS - Elder Michael James Harris peacefully departed this life on Saturday, April 13, 2013. He was a lifelong native of Newport News until he moved to Durham, North Carolina in 2005. He had a special love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his home church, Living Waters Redeemed Apostolic Church of Christ (formally The Way of the Cross Church of Christ Temple) in the city of Newport News, VA. Elder Harris was also the Pastor of True Holiness Redeemed Apostolic Church of Christ in Durham, North Carolina. He was a former High School Teacher, Virginia State Health Inspector, and a Senior Alcohol and Drug Dependency Counselor. He retired from the Newport News Public School system where he was a Central Office Administrator. Elder Michael married the love of his life, Sister Christina Harris on April 18, 1981. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Clara Mae Harris. Also he leaves to cherish his memories; his lovely wife, Christina Harris; one sister, Sharon Harris; one brother, Donald Harris (Leona); one daughter, Ameka Blaino (DaRon), four grandchildren; mother-in-law, Mother Sophia Jackson and father-in-law, Bishop James C. Jackson, two sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; one aunt, Louise Joyner; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends. A Homegoing Service will be held Noon Saturday April 20, 2013 at Living Waters Redeemed Apostolic Church of Christ, 617 - 48th Street, Newport News, VA. Bishop James C. Jackson, Pastor. Interment to follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.Elder Harris can be viewed Friday, April 19, 2013 from Noon until 5:00 p.m. at C. C. Carter Funeral Home 3314 Roanoke Ave. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00p.m. at the Church. Elder Harris will lie in state two hours prior to service at the Church. Services of Love, Dignity and Respect are provided by the Staff of C. C. Carter Funeral Home. cccarterfuneralhome.comView and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


Published in Daily Press on Apr. 18, 2013