Ann Davis Harris

Ann Davis Harris

June 15, 75,

Ann Harris, 75, passed away on June 15, 2020 at Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro, North Carolina surrounded by her family.

Ann was born in New Hanover County, North Carolina on October 28, 1944 to the late Frank Barnes Davis and Elizabeth Davis. She grew up in Wilson, NC and graduated from Wilson Fike High School and Atlantic Christian College.

Ann was an educator in Wayne County for over 35 years. She spent over 20 years at Wayne Country Day School where she started the pre-school program and was a kindergarten teacher. Later in her career she worked at Eastern Wayne Elementary School where she served many children and families through the More At Four program for at-risk children.

Ann was a long-time member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. She served as Director of Christian Education and was a member of the choir and the vestry. Ann was also very involved in youth programs and served many children through her role as Episcopal Youth Community advisor and Sunday School teacher.

Ann is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ray Harris, and her sons, Davis Harris and wife Kathy, Barnes Harris and wife, Elizabeth, Brad Harris and wife, Allison. She is “Meemy” to eight grandchildren, Kate, Jackson, Barnes, Anna, Henry, Sarah Beth, William & Caroline.

In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Faith.

Ann’s life is celebrated for the countless ways she blessed so many people. As a mom, educator, and member of her church. She shared a consistent source of unconditional love and encouragement that has shaped many lives in positive ways. She had a heart for service and tirelessly engaged others.

A private family graveside service will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. The family will plan a memorial service to celebrate Ann’s life for later in the year.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Christian Education Fund at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Goldsboro, NC.

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