Mrs. Pearletha Merritt Harris of Cypress, Florida, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 10th at home with her caring and loving family at her side. She was 76 years old.
A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
Her love and legacy will live on with her husband of 56 years, Rev. James Harris of Cypress, Florida; three children, James Harris Jr. of Panama City, Florida, Tommy Harris and wife Melissa of Cocoa Beach, Florida and Susan Harris of Cypress, Florida; two sisters, Geneva Brown and husband George and Elnora Sainthill and husband Hamilton both of Cypress, Florida; one brother, Albert Merritt and wife Sylvia of Slocomb, Alabama; and a host of grands, great grands, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, February 16th from 5-6p.m.
A homegoing celebration will be held Satruday, February 17th at 11a.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. David Cobb, Pastor, Rev. Wallace Godwin and Rev. Matthew Speights officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.
The remains will lie in repose for one hour prior to the 11a.m. funeral time on Saturday at Bethel.