Brenda Millsaps Harris, 72, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at her home. Brenda was born April 12, 1948, in Iredell County to Baxter Leroy Millsaps Sr. and Elizabeth Morrison Millsaps. She was a member of Rickard’s Chapel AME Zion Church, where she sang in the choir, was on the Usher Board; and a Deaconess-Stewardess. She was retired from Tyson Foods in 2010 after 23 years of service. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her parents.
Mrs. Harris is survived by her husband of 50 years, James W. Harris; daughters, Kimberly Gibbs and spouse, Keoki of Wilkesboro, Keila Melton and spouse, Jason, of Gastonia; grandchildren, Kyra Gibbs, Kenzie Gibbs, Jason Melton II and Kaleb Melton; brothers, Baxter Millsaps Jr. and spouse, Rosalind,of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jerry Millsaps and spouse, Ruby, of Stoney Point, Rudolph Millsaps and spouse, Tina, of Statesville, Leonard Millsaps and spouse, Lushorn, of Mooresville, Rev. Glenn Millsaps Sr. and spouse, Cathy, of Statesville, Dale Millsaps of Statesville; brother-in-law, Milton Harris and spouse, Marnita; and sisters-in-law, Linda Harris and Elaine Harris Cobb.
Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Harris Family Cemetery with Rev. Richard Watts and Rev. Glenn Millsaps Sr. officiating. Mrs. Harris will lie in state from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at Miller Funeral Service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Rickard’s Chapel AME Zion Church Building Fund/Church Improvement, P.O. Box 1689, North Wilkesboro, N.C., 28659. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com
Pallbearers will be Bud Vailes, Frankie Harris, Joey Somers, Toney Parks, Shane Hague and Kevin Millsaps. Honorary pallbearer will be Dwan Harris.