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Barbara Lucretia Harris, born July 12, 1941 to the late Clyde and Roberta Wright Harris, the seventh of eight children, transitioned to be with her Lord and Savior on May 4, 2017. Barbara attended Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic School, James B. Dudley High School, Greensboro, N.C., (Class of 1959), and Huntington High School, Newport News, Virginia. She was a lifelong, faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was employed by Prago-Guyes Clothing Store, Michaud Jewelers, and the High Point Furniture Market. She was a dedicated caretaker for her dear mother and her aunt. She spent years making sure that they were provided nourishment, safety, and comfort in their times of debilitation. She was a caring and loyal mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She was active in her community and was a participant in the Community Watch Organization. She was blessed with superior strength and fortitude to have come through a series of illnesses over the years, but she never allowed these illnesses to detain her from showing and sharing her love, her generosity, and her time to her family and friends. Her door was always open to those in need. Her cheerful voice and her delightful smile warmed the hearts of those who knew her. Her thoughtfulness and her kindness were immeasurable. She leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her memory, her daughter, Carrie Jermaine Hicks, Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Jillian Hicks, Houston, Texas, Cameron and Merritt Hicks, Raleigh, NC; sister, Joyce Carol Harris, Greensboro, NC; brother, Dr. John Clifton Harris, New York City; brothers in-law, Marvin Starks and Jerry Watkins, Greensboro, NC.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and best friend, Davetta Florance-Bristow. She will be truly missed by all. Sisters, Mae Norris Starks, Gwendolyn White, Dorothy Williams, Elizabeth Watkins, and Lenora Tony predeceased her. The Celebration of Life will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1414 Gorrell Street, Greensboro, NC, on Saturday, May 13, 2017, with visitation and viewing at 10:00 a.m. until 11:00, and the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to the American Diabetes Association. Perry J. Brown Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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  • Sunday, May 07, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Perry J. Brown Funeral Home
  • Sunday, May 07, 2017
    My Prayers are with you and your family as I leave you with this comforting scripture.2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4 (3) Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, (4) who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.
    ~ P Land   Owings Mills, MD
  • Monday, May 08, 2017
    Carrie- Sending condolence and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. May God continue to wrap his arms around you to keep you perfect peace and tranquility.
    ~ Bianca Smith   Garner, NC
  • Monday, May 08, 2017
    May joyous moments with Christ fill this period of grief due to the loss of your family member.
    ~ Betty Watson   Greensboro, NC
  • Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Mrs. Harris you will be REALLY MISSED!!!!! love Harriet & Gnesina Beckwith
    ~ Harriet Beckwith and Sunshine   Greensboro, NC
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    I am sorry for your loss. The Bible calls death an enemy, one that will be gone shortly as God's Kingdom with Jesus Christ as king will rid the earth of all God's enemies. We will see the fulfillment of Psalm 37:9-11 and 29, the wicked are gone and the righteous ones will live on the earth forever. Our happiness would not be complete without the loved ones we have lost. Jesus promised a resurrection at John 5:28-29 so we will see our loved ones again. Please take time to visit which provides many answers to Bible subjects.
    ~ Bobbi
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
    My heartfelt condolences are with the Harris family for the psssing of your love one Barbara. Her passing is a devastating experience to your family and finding words of comfort are difficult. However, the Bible offers the greatest comfort to you. Acts 24:15 offers Barbara the hope of a resurrection. It states, "There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous". Furthermore, the Bible addresses the pain of Barbara's passing. 2Corinthians 1:3,4 says, "Blessed be the God and Father, of our Lord Jesus Christ, who comforts us in trials". Therefore, draw close to the God of all comfort, Jehovah, who will sustain you during this time of grief.
    ~ Chsrles Bell   Asheboro, NC
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
    May God bless all you Harrises, family and friends as you grieve your beloved Barbara. May peace be with you all.YSNE
    ~ Lyvonne McAdoo   Atlanta, GA
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017
    We pray that the Harris family finds healing and peace as our friend Barbara goes home. She is surely missed but will be remembered lovingly each day. Our heart-felt condolences are extended to all who loved her.
    ~ Joshua and Jamie Bristow Lavoie   Greensboro, NC
  • Sunday, May 14, 2017
    Very sorry for your loss.
    ~ Jean Blackley   Spartanburg, SC