In Loving Memory of
Jessie M. Webb-Harris
March 31, 1918 - November 21, 1999
Aunt Jessie, without you and Uncle Izear, this website would have only been an idea. Your love of family, their history, and your support of my efforts, made this all possible. Your thrill of having you and your husband, "Uncle Moot", grace my website logo, will always be remembered. You will be dearly missed by all of us--where you stood tall and strong as the matriach that held everything together. This is one of those painful moments in life in which we all experience the emptiness and sense of loss--I compose this with an exceptionally heavy heart. We love you, but God loved you the best.... my mother, friend, and confidant. I loved you dearly, Aunt Jessie. No one can ever take your place. We all know there will never be another like you. You will always be a fond memory that touched our lives in so many ways.
On Sunday, November 21, 1999, Jessie Mae Webb-Harris, passed suddenly at Frankford-Torresdale Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.
Born on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1918, in Tuskegee, AL to the late William and Hannah Webb, she was united in holy matrimony, October 25th, 1936 to Charles E. Harris. The children in this marriage, William and Estella Odella Harris, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her brother, Izear Webb,
and sisters-in-law, Irene and Louise Webb. She was the sister of
the late Carrie B. Harris, Johnnie Lee Glenn, Glister Webb, Milton Webb, Annie K.
Martin-Simmons and William Webb, Jr.
She joined the St. Paul Baptist Church, Armstrong, AL, where she was baptized at an early age. She later became a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, Tuskegee, AL.
After arriving in Trevose, PA, in August 1953, she joined the Langhorne Baptist Church, Langhorne, Pa. At the time of her death, she was a devoted, active member of the First Baptist Church of Huntingdon Valley, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., where she served as an usher and was a member of the Willing Workers Club.
After 25 years of service, she retired from the Woods School, Langhorne, Pa., and was also employed at Union Fidelity Insurance Company for approximately 7 years.
Affectionately known as "Aunt Jessie" by many, she leaves to mourn her death, a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
The service was officiated by the Reverend Bruce W. Petty, Sr., Pastor on November 26, 1999.
Professional Services Were Entrusted to: W.
R. Woody Funeral Home, Burlington, NJ.
Please don't say that I gave up
Just say that I gave in;
Don't say I lost the battle
For it was God's war to lose or win;
Please don't say how good I was,
But that I did my best;
Just say I tried to do what's right,
To give the most I could, not less;
Please don't give me wings or halos,
That's for God to do;
I want no more then I deserve,
No extras, Just my due;
Please don't give me flowers
Or talk in real hushed tones;
Don't be concerned about me now
I'm well with God, I've made it home;
Don't talk about what could have been
It's over and it's done;
Just see to all my family's needs,
Especially the little ones;
When you draw a picture of me
Don't draw me as a saint;
I've done some good, I've done some wrong
So use all your paint;
Not just the bright and light tones;
Use some grey and dark;
In fact, don't put me down on canvas,
Paint me in your heart;
Don't just remember the good times,
But remember all the bad;
For life is full of many things
Some happy and some sad;
But if you must do something
Than I have one request;
Forgive me for the wrong I've done;
And with the love that's left
Thank God for my soul's resting,
Thank God for I've been blessed,
Thank God for all who loved me,
Praise God who loved me best.
The above poem was taken from the obituary of a dear friend
Donna M. Goodwin
September 28, 1956 - July 6, 1996