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Marie Morris Harrell

February 11, 1933 - May 9, 2020

AHOSKIE, NC – Frances Marie Harrell, 87, of Center Grove Road, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Marie was born on February 11, 1933 to Sebron Carr and Foye Jernigan Morris. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, that devoted her life to taking care of her family. Marie enjoyed using her hands, sewing, crocheting, ceramics, upholstery, and gardening amongst many other craft ideas. She also loved to enjoy the peace and quiet of reading a book. Marie will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-four years, Adolph Menjue Harrell, three brothers, Walter Morris, Staley Morris, and Earl Morris, and five sisters, Sybil Mitchell, Lois Lassiter, Sylvia Macon, Barbara Perry, and Edna Matthews.

Marie is survived by two daughters, Cindi Jernigan and husband Vandy, and Cheryl Mizelle and husband Faron, both of Colerain; two sons, Tim Harrell and wife Robin of Ahoskie, and Jerry Harrell and wife Natalie of Benson, NC; five grandsons, Erik Jernigan and wife Sherri of Wake Forest, NC,  Brooks Jernigan and wife Kelly of Morehead City, NC, Blane  Jernigan and wife Morgan of Greenville, NC, T.C. Harrell of Ahoskie, NC, and Noah Harrell of Jacksonville, NC; three granddaughters, Jordan  Parker and husband Brian of Ahoskie, Jody  Mizelle of Colerain, and Caitlin Vaughn of Wilmington,NC; four great grandsons,  Damon Hoggard and wife Charlee of Beaufort, NC, Jaxon Lawrence of Morehead City, NC and Baby Boy A and B Parker of Ahoskie; two great granddaughters, Riley Lawrence of Morehead City, NC, and Cassidy  Parker of Ahoskie; and great-great grandson Haze Hoggard of Beaufort, NC;  sister, Margie Liverman, of Newport News, VA, a special caregiver, Nelda Luke; several nieces and nephews, and her fur baby, Gizmo.

Due to the circumstances with COVID-19 restrictions, Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC will be open for friends to pay their respects and sign the register book on Monday, May 11, 2020, from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 2:00 pm at the Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Roger Kiker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Center Grove Baptist Church, 826 Center Grove Road, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here American Cancer Society/Relay for Life, 930B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Harrell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, May 11, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm


Highland Memorial Gardens

US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

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