Roosevelt Harris


Mr. Roosevelt Harris, age 68, departed this life Thursday, June 25, 2020 in Duke Regional Hospital. He was a native of Caswell County, but made his home in Roxboro.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Junious and Rosetta Hamlett Harris; and several siblings.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Janett Harris of the home; two daughters: Morgan Harris Perry and McKeiver Latrice Thorpe, both of Durham; 11 brothers and sisters: Lou Ella Daye and Florine Harris, both of Roxboro; Dorothy Green of Durham,  John Harris (Marcelle) of New Rochelle, N.Y., John Wayne Harris of Ithaca, N.Y., Winfred Harris (Betty) of Bowie, Md., Flemmie Harris (Beverly) of Spartanburg, S.C., Kenneth Harris, also of Durham, Curtis Harris (Alisa) of Roxboro, Willie Harris (Noreen) of Semora, and Junious Lee Harris (Sally), also of Roxboro; four grandchildren: Jynna (Jenna) Perry of Greensboro, McKenna Thorpe of Roxboro, Makayla Thorpe of Wendell, and Eboni Thorpe, also of Roxboro; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 2:00pm at Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home with Elder Stanley Daye, Pastor of Mebane Chapel UHC, Hillsborough, NC, who officiated and provided the eulogy. Visitation was also Tuesday at the funeral home from 1:00pm to 2:00pm when his body lay in state in the Chapel for one hour prior to the service. Attendance at the service was limited to 50 individuals and attendees were pre-determined by the family.

At other times, the family received friends at the home, 442 Somerset Dr., No. 604-F, Roxboro, NC 27573.

Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Directors were in charge of the service of comfort for Mr. Roosevelt Harris.

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