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Lessie Ruth Harmon

May 13, 1953 July 9, 2019
Lessie Ruth Harmon
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Lessie Ruth Beard Harmon was born on May 13, 1953 in Jackson, MS to the late Jimmie and Lessie Beard. She was the fourth of eleven children. She confessed her love for Christ at an early age and joined New Travelers Rest M.B. Church. She departed this life on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at her home.

Lessie met the love of her life, the late Willie Harmon, Jr., while in Job Corp. They were united in holy matrimony on November 30, 1972 and to this union two children were born.

Lessie was a loving and devoted healthcare provider and cared for her patients until her health declined. She treated her patients like a member of her family. She was also a very good cook and always provided healthy and nutritious meals for her family and friends. She was a good storyteller and loved to make people laugh.

Lessie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Willie Harmon, Jr.; her parents, two brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and two nephews.

Lessie leaves to cherish her memories: her children, Willie Harmon, III and Vernisha Williams (Kareem); her grandchildren, Nayiada Denothra Harmon, Tatyana M. Williams, Sharifah C. Harmon, Aaliyah D. Harmon, Karima J. Franklin, Charisse Franklin, and Ta’nae Latifah Franklin; her great grandchildren, Melic S. Harper, Jr., Ariel Lowe-Patterson, and Deavone Lowe-Patterson, Jr.; her siblings, Jimmie Lee Parker, Alice Jean Lewis (Johnny), Carthy Joe Beard, Patricia Dianne Jordan (Julius), Linda Beard, Princess Horton, Dorothy Marie Beard, Lorestene Middleton, Mary J. Coins (Amos), and Charles Earl Beard (June); two sisters-n-law, Geneva Cade and Lucille Harmon; one brother-n-law, Bobby Harmon; two aunts, Mattie Jean Fielder and Edna Ruth Bell; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a multitude of friends.

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11:00 AM 7/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Perry Funeral Home
34 Mercer St. Newark 07103 NJ
United States

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Evergreen Crematory Final Resting Place

1137 North Broad Street
Hillside, NJ 07205

1137 North Broad Street Hillside 07205 NJ
United States

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