Janie Lee Blackwell Harris
  • 94 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 18, 1918
  • Date of passing: Sep 11, 2012
Let the memory of Janie be with us forever

Janie Lee Blackwell Harris, 94, a resident of Oxford passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Duke University Hospital in Durham.

A native of Mountain Creek Community, the second of eight children born to the late Charlie and Bertie Parham Blackwell.  Janie’s good-natured charm, keen wit, humorous stories and endless hospitality will be missed by the family and friends she loved.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Mountain Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Johnny Richards.  Burial will be in church cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Lena Mae Brown, Marie Lewis, two brothers, Elwood Blackwell, A.J. Blackwell, two sons, Robert B. Harris, William C. Harris (Shirley) and three generations of grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Friday evening, September 14, 2012 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford, North Carolina.

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford assisting the Harris family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Betty Elliott on 15th October 2012

"To the Janie Blackwell Harris family. So sorry to learn of the death of Janie.  I was in hospital during all this time for 22 days and just learned of her death today. So many fond memories of Janie on our Bus Trips to many locations.  She was always so cheerful and we never had a dull moment. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all."

This tribute was added by Penny Pleasants on 17th September 2012

"Dear Billy and Bobby,
I was sad to read in the Durham paper about Janie's death and I wanted to send my condolences to both of you and to your family.  She was such a sweet lady. My mother, who died in 1988, thought the world of her and they were good friends. You are in my prayers at this time.
Penny Ligets Pleasants"

This tribute was added by Wayne Hudson on 14th September 2012

"To Bobby,  A J Blackwell and Family Member's,  Sorry to hear the loss of your mother / sister, she was so delightful to be around and I know you all will miss her dearly. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you comfort you doing this difficult time"

This tribute was added by sylvia hunt on 14th September 2012

"From Charles & Sylvia Hunt, to the Blackwell/Lee family, from your Durham Tech's family we were deeply sadden with the news of Janie death.  It's truly a blessing for Janie to have been your lives for so many year,   Our thoughts are prayer are with you all."

This tribute was added by Ann Faircloth on 14th September 2012

"Hello Bobby & family.   Janie was an inspiration of love and kindness.  My husband and I often visited with her at her home in Oxford when we lived in Stem.   I will always remember those special times.  She was present at my husband's funeral two years ago......such a thoughtful person, indeed.   Due to a prior committment, I will not be able to attend her funeral.  Love & Prayers"

This tribute was added by Ruth Matthews on 14th September 2012

"To Janie Harris's family from the Durham Technical Community Family we will miss Janie's bright smile and humar. May god bless you and comfort you during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Saundra Freeman on 13th September 2012

"To Janie Lee's family we are so sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose the head of a family. God bless all of you. Saundra Green Freeman and family"


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