Irene B. Harris

May 22, 2013 

Irene B. Harris, 85, of Raleigh, NC, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. She was born on July 4, 1927 in Edgecombe County, NC to Willie and Lillie Briley. Irene is preceded in death by her husband, Wiley D. Harris and brother, Thomas Briley. Irene will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be dearly missed by everyone blessed to have known her. Irene is survived by her daughter, Kelli Hammill and husband Brian; granddaughter, Emily Hammill; step-son, Wiley D. Harris, Jr. and family; sisters, Gaynell Lewis, Nannette Everett and husband Eddie, Dorothy Meeks and husband Wyatt; brother, Dennis Briley and wife Mildred; special friend, Ann Owens and numerous other loving family members and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609.

A Graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013 at Raleigh Memorial Park, officiated by Dr. Jeff Roberts from Trinity Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to, Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609.

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