Celia Anne Harper, 105, of Helena, died Saturday Nov. 6, 2010.
Celia Anne Harper, 105, of Helena, died Saturday Nov. 6, 2010. Celia was born July 25, 1905 to the late Charlie Stewart and Savannah Berry in Mina City Miss. Mrs. Harper was a devoted church member of the Beautiful Zion M.B. Church until her health failed.
Her parents, two daughters, Eula Mae Johnson and Margaret Gibbs, four grandchildren, Fred Harris, Lottie Lewis, Beulah Walker, Johnny Gibbs and two great-grandchildren, precede her in death.
Mrs. Harper leaves to cherish her memories, a daughter, Della Harris; 15 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 102 great great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-great grandchildren.
Mrs. Harper’s visitation will be Monday Nov. 15 in the Jackson and Highley Funeral Home chapel from 1 to 6pm. Her funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Beautiful Zion M.B. Church. Interment will follow immediately in Mongolia Cemetery.