Mrs. Annie Mae Harris, 97, peacefully entered into eternal rest at the John Randolph Medical Center, Hopewell, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. A lifelong resident of Hopewell, she was born April 23, 1916,in Waverly, to the late Betty and Mack Evans.
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Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by: her husband, Reginald William Harris; and son, Reginald Dennis Harris.
She was a devoted member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church for many years and served as a faithful member and missionary. She was also a member of the usher board and the usher's union for numerous years. Mrs. Harris took great pleasure in singing in the senior choir in her earlier years and served as secretary of various organizations within the church.
She was well-known for her keen memory and her ability to teach and mentor. Mrs. Harris leaves a legacy of precious memories to: her children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and a host of other friends; and relatives.
Mrs. Harris is survived by: her daughter, Ruth McWilliams (James); and sons, James Evans (Ethel) and Quinn C. Harris Sr. (Ruth). The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of John Randolph Medical Center and Turner-Bland Funeral Home for their professional service and excellent support.
A homegoing service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 925 Arlington Road, Hopewell, with the pastor, the Rev. William Roberts officiating. Remains will rest at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Mount Sinai Community Cemetery, Prince George. The immediate family is asked to assemble at 12 B S. 8th St., Hopewell, at 12 p.m. on the day of the service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Turner-Bland Funeral Home, Hopewell. For more information, or to leave an online condolence, visit us online at blandenterprisesinc.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, 2013