July 19, 2018
11 months and 26 days since
our celebration.
November 15, 1938 - March 14, 2019
November 15, 1938 - March 14, 2019

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of John Andrew Turner, formerly of Weldon NC, who called to eternal glory with his Savior on Thursday March 14, 2019.

Andrew, as he was known in the family was the devoted spouse of his high school sweetheart Gertrude Harris Turner, who preceded him in death on May 12, 2016. They were married for 52 years.


Andrew was a ten year US Navy veteran where he received his formal training in electrical work before receiving his honorable discharge in 1967.

After serving his country, he settled in Baltimore, MD where he enjoyed long periods of employment at Western Electric and the Social Security Administration. Andrew retired in 2000 to enjoy his grandkids and his hobbies including sports and coin collecting.


Andrew is survived by children Terra Turner Gibbs (Aaron) of Raleigh NC, Rodney Turner (Athena) of Dumfries VA and grandchildren Aaron Jr., Danielle and Marcus of Raleigh NC.

Public viewing will be Thursday March 21, 2019 from 4 - 8:00 pm at Vaughn-Greene Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown MD  21133. Home going services will be Friday March 22, 2019, 10:30 am in the Vaughn-Greene Chapel, Randallstown MD.


Condelences and/or floral arrangements can be submitted here.

2018 Harris Family Reunion
Celebrating Our 22nd Bi-Annual Family Reunion in the Queen City!
Dear Family Members:

I am very pleased to announce the details for our 22nd bi-annual reunion. Blessed that our family continues to grow, it is my attempt to get everyone together to share our history and create new memories in an amazing city that will last a lifetime. I am honored to plan and host our family reunion and hope to see you in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 19 – 22, 2018 (Thurs – Sun). I have been working diligently to plan an exciting four-day weekend of activities and entertainment for all to enjoy.

Unbeknownst to most, Charlotte is rich with history steeped in the discovery of gold and the pride of Scottish-Irish settlers. The Queen City was founded in 1768 and named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III of England. Now the nation’s second leading financial center, Charlotte was originally built at the crossroads of two Native-American trading paths. The intersection of these two paths, Trade and Tryon Street, is known as the heart of Charlotte. Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and is home to over 827,097 residents.

As noted above, something new that I would like to introduce and gage interest is having a four day family reunion with fun-filled activitities, beginning on Thursday. It is also a time where families can actually can have a nice vacation while also spending time with family and friends.

In order to plan accordingly, as well as to start preparing a budget to determine registration cost, I am asking that individuals RSVP to get a gage an interest level of those who are willing to participate in the 4-day weekend. I have also uploaded a tentative agenda which outlines the various excursions planned for the weekend.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail, j.webb@esterharrisfamilyreunion.com or phone (252) 532-5294.

I look forward to seeing everyone in the Queen City of Charlotte, NC in 2018!!


Co-Chairman, 2018 Harris Family Reunion


Welcome to the Harris family connection – your place to stay connected! We are a Harris family who originated out of Halifax County, North Carolina particularly in and around the town of Halifax. 

Our common ancestor, Esther Harris, bore eight children: Landis, Percy, Hubert, Ertie, Gertie, James, Florence (Flossie), and Willie Harris.

Today, their descendants stretch across the United States from North Carolina, to Virginia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Illinois, California, and Georgia to name a few!   

Our family reunions are held biannually at locations decided upon the majority vote of those who are on the Council of Elders during the attendance of the reunion. Our 2018 reunion will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The memories that we are believing God to unfolded that weekend will be the talked about for years to come.


I would like to extend a special thanks to Donald Harris whose initial contributions made this website possible, and thanks to all of you for visiting our website.

My biggest goal to get everyone interactive on the site by completing the poll, quiz, meet the family, etc. With that said, please feel free to browse the rest of our site, we have family photos featured on our photo album from previous family reunions to pictures of family gathering together to celebrate good times. Most of all family, don’t forget to stay connected.


Ja'Muan Webb

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