Essie P. Harris, 83, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
She is survived by her husband, John L. Harris, of the home; daughters, Tharia Howard and the Rev. Pearline Burt, both of Centerville, and Ellie Buchanan, of Perth Amboy, N.J.; son, Waverly Burt, of Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Lola Bell Wright, Mary Skipper, and Orelia Alston, and one brother, Harvey Alston, all of Centerville; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held April 12 at the Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, and funeral services took place Sunday, April 13, at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Randolph Alston officiated. Burial followed in the Alston family cemetery.
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