Brenda J. L. Harper

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at Prentiss First Baptist Church for Mrs. Brenda Joyce Lewis Harper, 63, who died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at Jefferson Davis Community Hospital, Prentiss, Mississippi.  Rev. Roosevelt Price officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Brenda Harper was born to the late John and Lula Mae Lewis, the eighth of ten children.  She joined Mt. Olive C.M.E. Church at an early age.  She was a 1975 graduate of Prentiss High School and later attended Alcorn State University. Mrs. Harper was a graduate of Pearl River Community College and Belhaven University.

She was employed with Pearl River Valley Opportunity as a Case Manager until her health failed.  She also worked with the State Department of Rehabilitation and Bassfield High School.  Mrs. Harper was a special member of the Sister Sister Club.

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She was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny Lewis and Alvin Lewis and sister, Mary Lee Lewis.

Mrs. Harper is survived by her son, Taurus “Terrell” Lewis; grandsons, Parish Flowers and Ta’Zavion Polk; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Elizabeth (Larry) Gray, Rose Lewis and Oma Jean Lewis; two brothers, Harry (Zenora) Lewis and Terry (Mattie) Lewis and special nieces, Chiquita Reese-Slay and Arnitha Thompson, who were her caregivers.