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Shirley Hurdle Harris

Posted By obits On May 27, 2020 @ 1:18 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 41 Comments

Shirley Hurdle Harris, age 96, of Oak Stump Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, May 25, 2020 at her home. A native of Perquimans County, she was born on June 25, 1923 to the late Charlie Hurdle and Mary Scaff Hurdle and was the wife of the late Marion Harris, Sr. She retired as an Assistant Tax Collector in Pasquotank County. She was active in her faith as a member of Corinth Baptist Church and enjoyed time spent with the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class and Keenagers.

She loved the role of a farmer’s wife. She loved having a home cooked meal ready at lunch time so the boys could gather together at the table, always blessing the food provided by the Good Father. She drove the pickup truck in the fields helping to move equipment, bringing parts needed for a repair or serving a needed snack with a cold coke or pepsi. She loved this life.

She is survived by three sons, Roy Harris and wife Brenda of Hampton, VA, Marion Harris, Jr. and wife Wilma of Elizabeth City, NC, and Robert Harris and wife Gail of Oakton, VA. Also, surviving are six grandchildren, Jeff Harris (Rachel), Jason Harris (Michelle), Ginger Hurdle (Brad), Mark Harris (Kathy Jo), Hillary Harris, and Alicia Harris; seven great-grandchildren Brooke, Hanna, Morgan T., Mickayla, Noah, Sim, Morgan W., and Emily Jo; and her sister in law, Mary Hurdle. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene Hurdle and Jimmy Hurdle.

The family extends grateful appreciation to Dr. Brandon Peters, to the staff at Community Hospice, and particularly to caregivers Cheryl and Melanie Sutton who lovingly cared for her the past four years.

A private family funeral service will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020 at Twiford Memorial Chapel, led by Brad Hurdle. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Camp Cale, 377 Camp Cale Rd. Hertford, N.C. 27944 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Harris family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.

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Condolence from Faye Harrell Gray on May 27th, 2020 1:45 pm

Mrs. Harris was a kind and considerate lady. When speaking about her family, it always brought a smile to her face. I am sure there was nothing she enjoyed more than helping the men in her life. Cherish your memories.

Condolence from Susan Brown on May 27th, 2020 2:27 pm

Ms. Shirley was such a special lady! She always had a kind word and smile for you. She helped raise all of the children on Oak Stump Road. I am sending lots of love and hugs to the family. She will always have a place in my heart!

Condolence from Bessie Reid Ward on May 27th, 2020 3:05 pm

To the Harris Family,

So very sorry to read about Mrs. Harris.

I remember her well as I would see her & her husband at the then ” Fat Stock Show”. They were a close endearing couple.

I was always nervous with showing my steer & I happened to see her before I went into the ring, I must have looked worried she winked at me & smiled & from then on I was fine .

My thoughts & prayers are with all of you now.


Bessie Reid Ward

Condolence from Martha McPherson Best on May 27th, 2020 3:06 pm

My condolences to the family of Mrs. Shirley Harris. I remember her vividly from church. She will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Donna Owens Hassell on May 27th, 2020 3:23 pm

Sending my condolences to the Harris Family on the loss of your beloved Mother, Mrs. Shirley Harris.
She was such a kind, pleasant, and sweet lady. I also had the pleasure of assisting her at the bank.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Owens Hassell

Condolence from Lynn Needham on May 27th, 2020 3:24 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Lynn Needham

Condolence from Joe and Wanda Forbes on May 27th, 2020 3:46 pm

So sorry to hear of Miss Shirley’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady. Always enjoyed talking with her . My Mom and Dad loved talked to her and Mr Harris at the Old Colonial Restaurant. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
Joe and Wanda Forbes

Condolence from Joe and Wanda Forbes on May 27th, 2020 3:51 pm

Sorry to hear of Miss Shirley’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. Always enjoyed talking with her. My Mom and Dad had a good time talking with her and Mr Harris at the Old Colonial Restaurant on Saturday nights. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

Joe and Wanda Forbes

Condolence from Debra and Bob Williams on May 27th, 2020 3:54 pm

So sorry to hear about your great loss. I always enjoyed taking to Ms, Shirley.

Condolence from Tom on May 27th, 2020 3:56 pm

Never saw her without a smile on her face. Great to talk with and always felt good after seeing her along with Mr Harris. Betty and I send our deepest condolences.

Condolence from Jo and Walter Meads on May 27th, 2020 4:00 pm

So sorry to hear this. Our prayers and hugs going to all the family. She was a special lady.

Condolence from Faye Dinger on May 27th, 2020 4:03 pm

Mariona and Wilma, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a sweet lady. Enjoyed talking with her when she woud come into the restaurant I was working at.

Condolence from Bryan,, Wendy, Will, and Wes Overton on May 27th, 2020 4:16 pm

So sorry to hear of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers with you all.

Condolence from Roy and Vickie Johnson on May 27th, 2020 4:27 pm

Marion, Wilma and family. Our deepest condolences to your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Edie &Mike Arbogast on May 27th, 2020 4:36 pm

I’m so sorry for the family.

Condolence from Linda Ferrell Speight on May 27th, 2020 4:52 pm

I am so very sorry about your loss. Praying for all of you.

Condolence from Sharon Warden on May 27th, 2020 5:09 pm

Marion and family,

We send our sincere condolences-May your hearts find healing in the days to come as you continue your lives without this wonderful woman who will forever be with you in beautiful memories. Take care and may God bless you through this difficult journey .

Sharon and Rudy

Condolence from Nelson &Elizabeth White on May 27th, 2020 5:14 pm

So sorry for your loss Marion , Wilma, and Family. Your Mother (Grandmother) was truly a gift and blessing to all of you and to all of us who knew her in the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Nell and Bill Kockler on May 27th, 2020 5:18 pm

Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Condolence from James T Boyce on May 27th, 2020 5:19 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of Mrs Harris, she was a sweet lady that I have known from my school years and years to follow!!! I first knew her as a grade mother in school when she and others would bring snacks to the kids on special days!!! She was a caring lady and will be missed very much!!! Love you Mrs Shirley!!!

Condolence from Bob Thorne on May 27th, 2020 6:02 pm

Judy and I are sorry for your loss, Marion. Seems she lived a long, well-chosen, and proper life, a goal for all of us.
– Judy and Bob Thorne

Condolence from Cliff Ballance on May 27th, 2020 6:17 pm

Very Sorry to hear of Mrs Harris’s passing send my Thougjts And Prayers to the family

Condolence from David and Rita on May 27th, 2020 6:23 pm

We are praying for our Lord to bring you comfort and peace during this time. Sorry for your loss and please call us if we can be of service to you. Sincerely, David and Rita Gregory

Condolence from MARGARET STALLINGS on May 27th, 2020 6:44 pm

“Miss” Shirley was always so pleasant when you were in her company. She has left a host of memories with each of you to bless your hearts. My sympathies. Margaret

Condolence from Janet Barger on May 27th, 2020 8:39 pm

I am very sorry for your loss . Ms Shirley was a very sweet lady. I always enjoyed the visits I had with her.

Condolence from Dwayne Stallings on May 27th, 2020 9:10 pm

Kathy, mom, and I were saddened to hear of Ms. Shirley’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your family. May God Bless each of you during this time.

Dwayne, Kathy, and Faye Stallings

Condolence from Margarette Etheridge on May 28th, 2020 12:15 am

Dear Mark and Kathy Jo. My sincern sympathy to you and entire Harris family during your time of breavement. Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted… Sincerely, Ms. Margarette

Condolence from Kay Acurio on May 28th, 2020 3:08 am

Sending my sincerest sympathy to all of you. Cherish the great memories. In His Love, Kay Acurio

Condolence from Ken Bateman on May 28th, 2020 5:45 am

Marion and family sorry to hear about your mom. May God bless everyone during this difficult time. Cherish the memories.

Ken Bateman

Condolence from Donnie & Jeanne sumpson on May 28th, 2020 6:02 am

So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers

Condolence from Susan Gagnon on May 28th, 2020 8:39 am

Marion ,Wilma and family….I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom Marion ,you were a good son to her during her life , and I know you will miss her. Please each of you except my condolences…I love you guys.

Condolence from Janet Barger on May 28th, 2020 11:23 am

So sorry to hear of your loss. Ms. Shirley was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed my visits with her. She will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Betty Meads on May 28th, 2020 12:35 pm

I am sorry to hear of Ms. Shirley’s passing. I have fond memories of her from church and growing up. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Travis Burke on May 28th, 2020 12:38 pm

Mr Marion Harris & Family

Sorry to hear about your loss. She had a tremendous life and you’ll find comfort in the days ahead with the cherished and fond memories that will always remain with you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Travis Burke

Condolence from Brownie and Jenny on May 28th, 2020 6:13 pm

We are so sorry for the loss of this sweet lady. May you find peace in the arms of your Heavenly Father.

Condolence from Gene and Coreen Banks on May 29th, 2020 3:54 pm

Coreen and I are so sorry to hear about Ms Shirley. We really enjoyed going to see her and talking about all the games that Marion and Roy played in. It brought back some fond memories. We know that she really loved her family and home. May God bless her family and keep all of you under the comfort that He can only give.

Condolence from Dona Whitehead Yunker on May 29th, 2020 5:32 pm

Roy, Marion, and the rest of the Harris family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time. Mrs Shirley was always so pleasant to be around. I remember well how her and Mr. Marion loved to eat at the old Colonial Restaurant. She was so proud of her children and always enjoyed talking about them. When my husband passed away in 2005 she called me to offer her condolences, and mentioned that we should get out together to eat at the Colonial Restaurant. (She loved that place). She has left a mark on many a person during her lifetime, and was blessed to be able to stay in her own home until her passing. May you all find some peace and comfort sharing the memories she left with each of her during her lifetime. What a blessing to have such a long life on earth. R.I.P., Mrs Shirley

Condolence from Dona Whitehead Yunker on May 29th, 2020 5:45 pm

Roy, Marion & the Harris family,
I was sad to learn of Mrs Shirley’s passing. I remember seeing her & Mr Harris quite often at the old “Colonial Restaurant”. She always made the time to talk about her boys, and was so proud of each one. When my spouse passed in 2005 she called me to offer condolences & told me we should get together sometime to go to “The Colonial”. She loved eating there. It is so nice she was able to remain in her own home until her passing. May the memories she made with each of you and the many others whose life she touched, bring much peace and compassion during the days ahead. She was a virtuous woman with a heart of gold. R.I.P. Mrs. Shirley. You will never be forgotten.

Condolence from Barbara F. Simpson on May 29th, 2020 10:12 pm

To Marion and Family-

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.
Ms Shirley was such a joy to be around. She was always considerate of the feelings of others. It was important to her that people got along. We will miss your Mother; she will always be in the memories of those of us who lived on Oak Stump Road when she did. God bless you and your family during this time of sorrow. Stay safe and remember who holds tomorrow.
Barbara (Daughter of Ben & Eva Franklin) & Family

Condolence from Joe and Carolyn Peel on May 30th, 2020 4:37 pm

Dear Marion and Wilma
We read with much sadness the death of your mother. I know how much she meant to you and all your family. With sincere sympathy, Joe and Carolyn Peel

Condolence from Don and Jackie on June 1st, 2020 9:09 am

Marrion & Family,
Mrs. Harris was a wonderful person and myself and family will always remember Mr. and Mrs. Harris coming to the Colonial Restaurant several times a week, everyone that worked there thought the world of them. Thinking of you all during this time and are so sorry for your loss.

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