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Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Owner/Funeral Service Licensee/Preneed Agent

Richard Harris is a funeral licensee who graduated in 1995 from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia.

Richard completed his apprenticeship under the leadership of Joe Dickens, owner/director of Dickens Funeral service of Tarboro, North Carolina.

Upon completion of his apprenticeship Richard began pursuing his dream of becoming a funeral home owner/director in the town that he had grown up in.  With this achievement Richard returned to Zebulon. 

Richard's desire was to be able to offer the people "a choice", recalling the fact that since the beginning of time mankind has always had free will to make "a choice". The construction and dedication of this funeral home establishment has made this choice possible for the eastern Wake, Johnston, Nash and Franklin Counties, and surrounding areas. 

"The praise, honor, and glory goes to God for allowing this dream to become a reality. All that this funeral establishment is or ever hopes to be, I owe to almighty God.

Thanks to each of you that have searched the web, called to or upon, visited the facility, or offered kind words of encouragement, and even to those that have offered constructive criticism, in order to help me become the best funeral home director that I can be, I truly thank you."

Sincerely,
Richard Harris

Cell Phone: 1-919-749-6565

Telephone: 1-919-269-7613

Email: harrisfuneralhom@bellsouth.net


Edith Harris

Edith Harris

Owner

Edith is an ordained minister of "the Gospel", and serves to notify all that she is a help meet in any capacity that help is needed, whether it be in the home, church, business, or community, as well as in home and foreign mission affairs. 

Edith works as a team with husband/director Richard Harris. Edith is one who works eagerly with her hands. She sets about her work vigorously, no matter what the task. She is one who demonstrates that God can and will establish protocol in the life of a woman to fulfill her greatest role; that being in the life of Edith: a woman of God, wife, mother, and business partner.

Edith is one who appreciates her uniqueness and the power she has been given by God to HELP.  She states that it is through the growth of her husband through trials and sufferings that she has learned to help bear his cross and others as if they were her own. Edith is a woman of support in order that others may be effective. Edith truly is one of Harris Funeral Home's greatest assets.


Jeremy Wheless

Jeremy Wheless

Office Manager/Insurance Agent/Notary Public

Jeremy Wheless is a resident from the Bunn/Spring Hope area, he is a member of the of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Bunn NC. He enjoys spending time with his family, working, and sports. Jeremy is an individual who is very humble and shows much gratitude and appreciation for an opportunity to display his God-given talent of helping others through the business of funeral services. 

Jeremy is a natural born compassionate caregiver that handles well the variety of issues involving grief and bereavement. He also brings to the business experience in management. 

Jeremy is happily married to Abigail P. Wheless and is the father of one, Ava Wheless.

Cell Phone: 1-252-452-2618

Telephone: 1-919-269-7613

Email: jeremywheless@yahoo.com


Larry Gaddis

Larry Gaddis

Director's Assistant

Larry Gaddis is a native of Johnston County, and has been a caring funeral service professional for over 20 years in the Johnston County Communities. 



Craig L. Adams, Jr.

Craig L. Adams, Jr.

Administrative Assistant/Funeral Attendant

Craig L. Adams Jr, also known as "A.J.", is a resident of Zebulon and attends Bunn High School. He is a member of the Jones Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Spring Hope, NC. 

After graduating from Bunn High School in 2018 he plans on working towards becoming a Funeral Director.


Myron N. Davis

Myron N. Davis

Funeral Service Licensee/Mortuary Specialist



Russell Bennett

Russell Bennett

Funeral Service Licensee



Lady Strickland

Lady Strickland

Family Attendant



Mary McCullers-Gaddis

Mary McCullers-Gaddis

Family Attendant



Derwin Williams

Derwin Williams

Funeral Attendant



The Late Vernetta Harris

The Late Vernetta Harris

Funeral Home Matriarch

Vernetta Richardson Harris departed her earthly life at the age of 96 peacefully at home on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The daughter of the late Robert P. Richardson and Lona Heggins Richardson. She graduated from Wakefield Zebulon High School. She matriculated at St. Augustine College and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and taught at Lucille Hunter School in the city of Raleigh. Her teaching career continued in the Wake County Public Schools at Wake Forest, Rolesville, and Zebulon North Carolina. After retirement her most enjoyable years were teaching individual piano and organ skills at her home studio. 

She became a member of Beavers Chapel Christian Church at an early age, but later joined Zebulon First Baptist Church where she served as a Bible School Teacher, Usher, and faithful Musician for many years. 

She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Chapter #112 order of Eastern Star, and the National Association of University Women. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Elmo Harris of the home; two sister-in-laws, Virginia Harris, and Naomi Webb of Zebulon; son Richard Harris (Edith) and their three children, Soleil, Peter, and Simeon of Zebulon. Reared in the home as a son Quentin Higgins (Dorothy), and their three children, Tonya, Quentin Jr., and Shameka of Kentucky. Reared in the home for a season, Brenda Baten Everette and Michael Baten of Maryland, and a host of Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her daughter Gina Harris.


Special thanks to Zebulon First Baptist Church Family, the Whole Body of Christ, the care giver angels, and every individual present.


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