Agnes Jemima Gibson Harris
December 17, 1924 - August 19, 2019
To everything there is a time..............
a time to be born and a time to die
a time to weep and a time to laugh
a time to mourn and a time to dance
The Gibson, Purvist and Harris families of Owensgrove, Grand Bassa County, Marshall City Margibi county Liberia and Staten Island NY USA announce with profound sadness the homegoing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Matriach Mrs Agnes Jemima Gibson Harris.
This sad event occured on Monday August 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm at Staten Island University Hospital Staten Island NY USA.
SISTER or AYO as she was affectionately called by her sister and everyone else was born in Owensgrove Grand Bassa County on December 17, 1924. She was the 5th of 9 children born to Lewis Urias and Martha Purvist Gibson.
Ayo was the proprietress of the AYO's AFRICAN Restaurant on Front Street. She ran this restaurant from 1969 untill 1986.
She was predeceased by her Parents Lewis Urias and Martha Purvist Gibson, , Her Husband Joe Harris, 4 Children, Edwin Gibson, Grace Harris, Josephine Harris- Freeman , Jerry Butler, 5 brothers, 2 sisters Emma and Etta amongst others.
Cherishing her memories are: Daughter -Carlnette P and son in Law David Harris, Son- Layfette Taylor, Sister- Martha Gibson Menjor, Brother-Thomas Gibson, Many Grand children which include: Emma and Thomas Gbai, Rennie, Tomah and Famatta Harris, Michaelyn and Nimely West, Nathan Gibson, Tonia Freeman-Dahi, John Edgar, Agnes Ayo and Emmanuel Freeman amongst others, Many Nieces and Nephews including: Matilda Menjor- Dempster, Finda Menjor- Kromah, Prince Menjor, Obias Higgins, Comfort Toe, Rachel Gibson, Shirley N Gibson, Johnny Russell Smith, Etmonia Harris and a host of other relatives and friends.
Saturday Sept 21 2019
St John EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1333 Bay St.
Staten Island NY 10305
VIEWING: 8: 00 am - 8:45 am
SERVICE : 9:00 am
926 Victory BVD
Staten Island NY
CARLNETTE P HARRIS - DAUGHTER - 718 981 2256
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