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Richard Harris

Richard Harris

President/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

President/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

Vice President/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.", born to Deacon Craig L. Adams Sr. and Minister Monica L. Adams on April 6, 2000 joined the Richard Harris Funeral Staff January 2015. Craig attends Bunn High School in Bunn, North Carolina where he will graduate June 2018 while beginning to further his education at Fayetteville Technical Community College in the of Spring 2018 majoring in Funeral Service. He is a member of Jones Hill Baptist Church of Spring Hope, North Carolina where Rev. Kimberly Williamson serves as Pastor.  

Cell Phone: 1-252-915-7767

Telephone: 1-919-269-7613

Email: cladamsjr0406@gmail.com


Charlie High Jr.

Charlie High Jr.

Aftercare Coordinator/Grief Counselor/ Insurance Agent


Telephone: 1-919-267-0141

Email: chigh59@yahoo.com


Mary McCullers-Gaddis

Mary McCullers-Gaddis

Family Attendant



Derwin Williams

Derwin Williams

Funeral Attendant



Russell Bennett

Russell Bennett

Funeral Service Licensee



Myron N. Davis

Myron N. Davis

Funeral Service Licensee/Mortuary Specialist



Lady Strickland

Lady Strickland

Family Attendant



Melynna K. Dawson

Melynna K. Dawson

Office Administrator


Telephone: 1-919-269-7613

Email: harrisfuneralhom@bellsouth.net


Malik A. Smith

Malik A. Smith

Administrative Assistant


Telephone: 1-919-269-7613

Email: harrisfuneralhom@bellsouth.net


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