Mrs. Annie Bruce Jones Harris transitioned peacefully Friday, October 18, 2019 at her home in Hampton, Virginia.
Annie Bruce Jones Harris was born on April 20, 1927, in Robersonville, North Carolina to James Ellis Roosevelt Jones and Lena James Jones. She was educated in the Pitt County School Systems. On August 19, 1947, she married James Edward Harris and in 1952, she relocated to Newport News, Virginia with her husband and their four oldest children. She acknowledged Jesus as her Lord and Savior at an early age and joined Tabernacle Baptist Church East End in Newport News where she served as a Deaconess, Church Mother, former Youth Choir Director and a member of the Senior Choir. She loved music and influenced many to pursue their musical gift. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Left to cherish her memories are her Daughters: Bertha H. Witherspoon, Dr. Brenda H. Gooch, Betty L. Harris, Marion H. Brandon (Floyd) Gloria J. Watson, Bernadette H. Gayden; Sons: James E. Harris, Jr., Donaldo M. Harris, Sr. (Nefertiti); God Daughters: Mary W. Beverly (Johnnie), Dr. Shirley J. Davenport (Calvin), and Lillian Warden; twenty-five grand-children; thirty-one great-grand- children; and thirteen great-great grand-children. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the home at 4 Briar, Hampton VA 23661. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tabernacle Baptist Church East End Building Fund 1408 Marshall Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607 may be made in Mrs. Harris’ name.
A viewing for the late Mrs. Annie Bruce Jones Harris will be held from noon until 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2019 at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019 at First Baptist Church East End, 3300 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.
Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
It is the desire of the Harris family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of the late Mrs. Annie Bruce Jones Harris has entrusted her final care to the staff at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
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