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Dorothy Inez Harris

March 10, 1933 ~ November 11, 2021 (age 88)


Inez was born March 10, 1933, in Wayne County to parents L.H. Walston and Pennie Jones Walston. She married James Mathew Harris and had five children, Billy J. Harris, Jimmy R. Harris (who died shortly after birth) Donald E. Harris, Bobby C. Harris, and Tammy I. Harris.

Funeral service will be held at The Church of God on Sunday at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Kevin Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Family Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Mathew Harris, parents, L. H. Walston and Pennie J. Walston Worrell, stepfather Johnnie Worrell. Brothers, Buddy R. Walston, Toby Walston, Robert Walston ex-wife Phyllis Stevens, and Ernest Walston. Sisters, Ruby W. Thompson, and Barbara W. Smith husband Scace Smith.

She leaves behind children, Billy J. Harris, Donald E. Harris, Bobby C. Harris wife Kathy, and Tammy H. Pierce husband Jeffery; grandchildren, Billy Harris Jr and wife Melissa , Bobby Gene Harris and wife Shelly, and Jason Harris; great-grandchildren Dylan Harris, Wade Harris, Aaron Harris, and Matthew Harris; great-great-granddaughter Sydney Piper Harris, step grandchildren Gracie Gurganus and Bradley Gurganus.

Brother-in-law Richard Thompson, sister-in-law Elsie Ryals and lots of nieces and nephews.

Inez was loved by all who knew her. Always had a kind and encouraging word for everybody. Kids loved to go to her house because they were loved and welcomed. She was a great cook and always had a plenty for everyone, never told anyone you can't have more to eat if you wanted it. That is why all of us are a little oversized, but her family meant the world to her. 

Last but not least she was a true child of GOD. She loved going to church services and gospel singings. She was a member of The Church of God which was at the beginning of the path we lived on. She was a person you could pattern your life after, kind, loving, gentle, caring, helpful, and always there when you need someone just to talk to. Never judgmental.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Carlisle Funeral Home and other times at the home of Tammy and Jeff Pierce, 190 Harris Hill Lane, Tarboro, NC.

She will be greatly missed, but we know she is in heaven. And one day we can see her again.

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November 13, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Carlisle Funeral Home
701 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC 27886

Funeral Service
November 14, 2021

2:00 PM
The Church of God
Harris Hill Road
Tarboro, NC 27886

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