James William Harris, the third child of the late Sam Curtis Harris and Alice Taylor Harris, was born on November 25, 1941 in Zebulon, North Carolina at home with a midwife. He was affectionately known to some as “James” and to others as “Jimmy.”
On the evening of September 25, 2018 at the age of 76, James transitioned from this earthly plane. He was predeceased by his parents Samuel Curtis Harris, Sr. and Alice Taylor-Harris; maternal grandparents Fred and Susie Taylor and paternal grandparents Samuel Dorsey and Nonie C. Harris; a brother Clifford Roy King; a brother-in-law Henderson Causby; two sister-in-laws Beverly Harkley-King and Gail Jones-Harris; and 2 special grandchildren Ariana and Ajayiah Decree.
James leaves to cherish his memory and legacy of humor, leadership and love his children Antoinette (Franklin Grice), Nathan Jones, and Kenneth Harris; his 7 grandchildren – Dwight, Shant’e, Shatia, James, Kenneth, Michael and Nia; 13 great grandchildren; a sister Bishop Mildred L. Causby and a brother Curtis Harris, Jr.; 3 Nephews – Ronnie and Clarence Causby, Curtis Harris III; 5 nieces – Robin Harris-Fair, Barbie Causby-Myers, Terry Wilder, Cherlonda King-Seroya, and Christina King; 2 uncles – Theodore and Roderic Allen Taylor; 3 Godchildren – Tyrone Dixon, Anthony DeCree and Elder Aletha Carlette White; 4 special friends – Carolyn Jones, Odell Jones, Doris Wilder and Linda Paul; his Perry Funeral Home Family, and a host of cousins, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Eagle Rock Christian Church, Wendell. Interment, Church Cemetery. A Visitation will be held from 5-8PM on Friday, October 5, 2018 at William Toney's Funeral Home, Zebulon.