Mary Ann Ray Harris

NEW BERN - Mary Ann Ray Harris, 71, of New Bern, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

She was a graduate of the LPN program at Craven County Technical Institute and was formerly employed at Craven County Hospital.

Her funeral service will be noon Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at West Street Christian Church with the Rev. R.E. Midgette Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

She is survived by her children, Sandra Flowers, Brenda Harris and Vincent Harris, all of New Bern, Deborah Colston of Mansfield, Texas, Renee Harris of Charlotte and Beverly Hale of Burlington, N.J.; one sister, Thelma Tankson of New Bern; a step-brother, William Whitehurst of New Jersey; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the residence 2107 Stimpson St., Pembroke community. Viewing hours are Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Oscar's Mortuary.

Online condolences are received at

Published in Sun Journal from Jan. 21 to Jan. 24, 2013