Mary Caroline Harris Randall

Mt. Pero Baptist Church Cemetery

        Mary Caroline Harris Randall, a daughter of the late Rev. Mitchell Harris and Annie Brown Harris, was born September 19, 1906 in Powhatan County, VA.

        At an early age she was converted, baptized and joined Rising Zion Baptist Church where her membership remains.

        She attended the public schools in Powhatan County, VA. After school she moved to New York where she attended Cosmetology school, after which, she was employed as a Beautician for a number of years. While in New York she was joined in wedlock to Payton Randall. Her husband preceded her in death. While in New York she attended Convent Avenue Baptist Church.

        About 1977 she returned to Virginia to reside with her sister, Pearl.

        For about 3 years she has been in declining health and departed this life at Oxford Manor Nursing Home in Oxford, NC.

        She leaves to cherish fond memories; one sister, Annie Bolden Jones of Powhatan, VA; two step-sisters, Rev. Lillie Tyler and Cora Lee Hobson both of Powhatan, VA; two sisters-in-law, Naomie Harrise and Amanda Harris; two nieces, Vickie Walton and Ann Harris; three devoted nephews, Ernest Hobson, Bernard Moody and Herbert Brown; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

"Up and away like the dew of the morning
That soars from the earth to home in the sun;
So let me steal away, gently and lovingly
Only remembered by what I have done.
My name, my place and my tomb all forgotten
The brief race of time, well and patiently run;
So let me pass away, peacefully, silently
Only remembered by what I have done.
Gladly away from this toil would I hasten
Up to the crown that for me has been won;
Only thought of by man in rewards or in praises,
Only remembered by what I have done."

Lovingly Submitted,

The Family

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