Austin Elliott Harris

Austin Elliott Harris

October 11, 2021 , 27, Goldsboro –

Austin Elliott Harris, 27, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021. Although his departure from this life was unexpected and seems unfair, we are thankful for the years we had with Austin. We are comforted in knowing that Austin had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and that he is now rejoicing with the Lord forever. He was born in Pitt County to Rex Elliott Harris and Jennie Marie Sharpe on December 21, 1993.

When not working, Austin could often be found on the water with a fishing pole in hand. The calmness and solitude achieved on the water while waiting for a nibble on his line gave Austin time to stand in awe of the splendor of God’s creation. Austin also enjoyed the opportunity to work in the soil and could often be found planting something for his family to enjoy.

Family was Austin’s greatest love. His greatest blessing on earth was to be known as his girl’s father, and he spent every moment possible with them. A good joke to tell or a prank to play was right up Austin’s ally. Whether at work or at home, Austin always kept things stirred up and people laughing.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Jonathan Smith officiating. Interment will be in Eureka Cemetery.

In addition to his parents, Austin is survived by his fiancée, Kelsey Daw; daughters, Henley Moore and Reagan Harris; maternal grandparents, Charles and Shelly Sharpe; paternal grandparents, Rosemary and Felton Mooring; his aunts and uncles, Michelle Sharpe, Frank James, Gabriel and Dawn Harris, Scott and Jenny Mooring, Lin and Sandy Mooring, Tina Sharpe and Stacy Sharpe; and numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Austin’s memory to a fund to help his daughters and can be given to his grandparents.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at