Jimmie Bruce Harris, 82, of 1248 Northside Road, Elizabeth City, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Greenville, NC August 18, 1935 to the late Thomas Gilbert Harris and Ruth McCloud Smith Harris and was the husband of Patsy Jones Harris of the residence. He was a glazier with Binswanger Glass Company and with Allied Glass Company and had been in the National Guard. He was active in Freedom Baptist Ministry Church and a member of the Currituck Cut-Ups Square Dance Club.
In addition to Patsy, his wife of fifty-five years, Jimmie is survived by a daughter, Diane Harris Ashdown (Kevin) of Hilton Head, SC; a son, Bruce Ed Harris (Pat) of Elizabeth City; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Peggy Baker and Charlotte Stocks (William); and a brother, Ralph Harris (Geri) all of Greenville, NC. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mariam McCoy and Thelma Mizell and a brother, Thomas Earl Harris.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Freedom Baptist Ministry Church, 786 Pitts Chapel Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 with Pastor Phil Grasty officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 7:00 ~ 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and following the service at the church. At all other times, the family will be at the residence. Burial will follow the church services in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made Freedom Baptist Ministry Building Fund, PO Box 1668, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Harris family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.
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