Franklin P. Harris


Mr. Franklin P. Harris, of Bowie, Md., formerly of Accomac, departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Md.

Born in Accomack County, Franklin was the beloved son of the late Frank and Emma Harris. He was affectionately known as “Frankie,” “Frank,” and “Shank” by his family and friends. Frank was employed by the University of the District of Columbia in the security office and later as manager of the warehouse. He retired from the university after 28 years of devoted service.

Frank met his wife, Mary Ann, in 1971, and they were united in holy matrimony in 1974. They shared 50 glorious years together, 47 of which they were married.

Private funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at the Chapel of Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with the Rev. Robert Garris Jr. officiating. Interment was in the Star East Cemetery, Accomac.

Frank leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Mary Ann; two sons, Frank Jr. and Shawn; a niece daughter, Monique; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Shirley Harris Belsches; an aunt, Bonita Wise; two sisters-in-law; one niece; two nephews; one great-nephew; four childhood friends; several devoted cousins; and a host of other relatives, lifelong friends, and neighbors – all of whom will miss him dearly.

Arrangements were by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.
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