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Reverend Dr. Allie J. Harper, Jr., 73, of Oberlin, Pastor of John Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church in Chambersburg, transitioned into eternal life on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Fox Sub-Acute in Mechanicsburg.

He was born in Ocala, FL, son of the late Allie J., Sr. and Theora (Felder) Harper. Pastor Harper was an avid reader and loved music. In his leisure, he also enjoyed fishing & cooking.

Pastor Harper was adjunct faculty at Lincoln University, Master of Human Services Program and enjoyed every moment as Conference Studies faculty for the Philadelphia – Baltimore Annual Conference, A. M. E. Zion Church; served as Executive Director of the PA Telecommunications Education Fund, Counselor at the United Methodist Home for Children; was employed by the Commonwealth of PA, Community Affairs Weatherization Program; a member of the United Churches of the Chambersburg Area, Chambersburg Area Ministerial Alliance, SpiriTrust Lutheran Board and Kiwanis Club of Chambersburg; Chaplain for Chambersburg Hospital and Chambersburg Borough Police Department.

He leaves to celebrate his life, his wife, Renata Moseley Harper; his sons, Lance Harper and Todd Harper (Rosa), both of Harrisburg and Allie J. Harper III of Augusta, GA; his daughter, Imani Harper at home; his 13 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; his sister, Zenobia Harper Oyenuga (Frank) of Silver Spring, MD; his church family; numerous cousins; three goddaughters; five godsons and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pastor Harper's life will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 2 at 12 Noon in the Sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church at 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg with viewing 10:00 a.m. until Noon and burial in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, 155 West Catherine Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201

Arrangements entrusted to the Ministry of Comfort of Major H. Winfield Funeral Home, Steelton

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  • Monday, April 30, 2018
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