Mr. James Edgar Harris Sr., the son of the late Edgar and Beatrice Harris, passed on to a better place on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, around 5 p.m at the In-Patient Retreat Hospice in Richmond, Va.

He leaves behind two children, a daughter, Dr. Rosa L. Harris of Texarkana, Texas, and a son, James E. Harris Jr. (Gloria) of Chesterfield, Va.; and a granddaughter, Alisha S. Harris. His other surviving relatives are Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Harris (brother) and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

The family thanks all of the medical and mospice staff of the Medical College of Virginia and Retreat Hospice for assisting in the care of their father during his courageous fight with lung cancer. We also like to think Mr. and Mrs. Wesley, Envoy Nursing Home for being great friends to him over the course of his stay at that facility.

Services for Mr. James E. Harris Sr. will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Herbert Holly II, pastor of St. John Baptist Church, Stony Creek, Va., eulogist.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Harris at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral Home

J M Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 South Avenue  Petersburg, VA 23803

Published in The Progress-Index from Mar. 6 to Mar. 8, 2014