Marilyn Rice Harris

September 8, 1951 - July 14, 2017
Marilyn Rice Harris

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Marilyn Rice Harris
Marilyn "MiMi" Rice Harris age 65, a resident of 362 Edwards Road, Chocowinity, NC passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM Monday, July 17, 2017 at Washington Assembly of God with Pastor Jerry Waters officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6:00 PM until the service hour at the church.
Mrs. Harris was born in Anderson County, South Carolina on September 8, 1951 the daughter of the late William Reid Rice, Jr. and Willie Lorine Gillespie Rice who survives. She married James Richard Harris her husband of 37 years on July 3, 1980. Marilyn was a nurse and helped many people through out her career. Her life can be expressed by her own words as she quoted "I am best known as MiMi, I live in Eastern NC and I love it. My greatest accomplishment in life is being a wife, mother and grandmother. My second is becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, I love helping people find a way to better health". MiMi had a great love for her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren she will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Survivors include her husband of 37 years James Richard Harris of the home, a son: Josh Reid Harris and wife Casey of Chocowinity, NC; a daughter: Renee Burrough and husband Kenneth of Benton, LA; a sister: Marsha Gibson of Greenville, SC; two brothers: Bill Rice and wife Tina of Cincinnati, Ohio and Steve Rice and wife Beth of Greenville, SC and five grandchildren: Kameron Burrough, Hunter Burrough, Kaitlyn Harris, Emma Harris and Waylon Harris.
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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Harris family

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Memorial Service

Monday, July 17, 2017
7:00 PM

Washington Assembly of God - Directions
2029 West 5th Street
Washington, NC 27889

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Washington Assembly of God - Directions
2029 West 5th Street, Washington, NC 27889   T:2529451958
  • Monday, July 17, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  • July 17, 2017
    Tom Wilbanks says:
    May God wrap Jim and family in his love and comfort your broken heart. Love always.

  • July 16, 2017
    Jennifer Holtzman says:
    What a precious lady. Such a wealth of knowledge that she would gladly share and compassion for everyone that was hurting. So sad to hear of her passing, but know that she will never be forgotten. We are so glad and honored to have called her our friend. We send our prayers for peace and comfort to the family for we know that she will be dearly missed. Claiborne and Jennifer Holtzman

  • July 16, 2017
    Carolyn Ellison says:
    Our hearts are sad because of Marilyn's home going- not for her but for us. Our love and prayers to all the family members. So sorry we can not be at her celebration of life tomorrow. We will be there in spirit and love. Praying you will feel the arms of aGod as you go through thin time. We love you!! Uncle Truman and Aunt Carolyn

  • July 16, 2017
    Marylyn Gillespie says:
    So sad to read this news. Praying you find comfort and solace in the promises of our Lord. Walking through memories today.

  • July 15, 2017
    Susie Kearns says:
    Jim, My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. I pray for God's comfort for you all.

  • July 14, 2017
    Ray, Diane, Dot Wilbanks says:
    May GOD heal your heart, sooth your pain,and hold your heart in his hands