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Deacon William Lonnell Harris Sr.

October 1, 1952 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Deacon William Harris Sr. Obituary

Deacon William Lonnell Harris returned to his heavenly Father February 9th, 2024 at the golden age of 71 years old. William was born to Wyinoa Neal Harris and Robert Harris on October 1, 1952, in Alamance County.

William grew up in the Glen Raven and Burlington area. He met and wed Felita “Lisa” Hester Harris and from this union three children were born.

Blessed with the spirit of servitude, William had a love for ministry and serving in the church. He was an active member of Faith Baptist Church in Gibsonville, NC, where he served the ministry in various roles. From the Deacon Board to the Usher Board to cutting the grass, no job was too small for him.

He loved his family, and spent timeless weeks visiting and vacationing in South Carolina  with his daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Affectionately known as “Papa”, he was their pride and joy. As a longtime resident of Gibsonville, he loved his community and was a well known local treasure. His sense of humor and kind heart touched everyone he came in contact with.

William leaves to cherish his precious memories, his daughter Cynthia Harris Stoddard; brothers; Wesley Harris (Carol), Kenny Harris (Janice); grandchildren, Deseray Albright (Keith), Ashley Stoddard, Asheton Foster, Ariyah Sanchez; great grandchildren, Junias Lane, Keith Albright Jr, Cameron Albright, Paityn Studenmund; sister in laws Marietta “Louise” Herbin, Joyce Harris; brother in law Donald “Skip” Cheeks along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Felita “Lisa” Harris, parents, Robert and Wyinoa Harris; sons, Michael Leon Hester, William Harris Jr.; brothers, Thomas Harris, Donnell Harris, Paul Harris and one sister Pearlina Yancey.

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Public Viewing/walk through
February 14, 2024

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Wake-with the Family present
February 15, 2024

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Faith Baptist Church
710 Slade St.
Gibsonville, NC 27249

Funeral Service
February 15, 2024

1:00 PM
Faith Baptist Church
710 Slade St.
Gibsonville, NC 27249


Faith Baptist Church
710 Slade St.
Gibsonville, NC 27249


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