On January 29, 2017, Josephine Carter Harris, age 86, received a visit from God. After a lengthy illness she said to him, Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, let me stand.
Josephine was born, April 8, 1930, to the late Harry and Birdie Carter. She was preceded in death by her sister, Catherine Hayes and brothers, Windom and Richard Carter.
She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, joined the Brown Grove Baptist Church, and served for many years on the Hospitality Committee, until her health began to fail. She was employed by Snow White Inn Food Services for over 25 years. She loved to cook and share it with her family and friends.
On October 16, 2016, Josephine and Ellis were married 68 years and from this union, six children were born.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Ellis Harris, two daughters, Annie Jones (Adolph), Deborah Harris (Gail) four sons, Ellis the 3rd, Carnell, Leon, and Jerry Harris, six grandchildren, Brian and Brandon Jones, Nikki Harris, Rico Jerome, Shirelle Taliaferro (Darren), Leon Martin, four great grandchildren, Kennedy Jones, Lyric Jerome, Reese and Royce Taliaferro, one brother, Harry Carter (Edmonia), one sister, Annie Carter, one brother in law, Deacon Earnest Hayes, one sister in law, Polly Carter, and a host of nieces, nephews and many devoted family members and friends, among them, Irene Hall Jones, Mamie Carter, Elizabeth Smith, Phyllis Martin, Mary Mines, and Julia Dendy.
Homegoing service, Friday, 12 Noon, Brown Grove Baptist Church, Ashland. Rev. Dr. Darius Beechaum, Pastor, Officiating. Interment, Roselawn. No repast.