E. J. Haralson Sr.

Published 12:40 pm Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Funeral services were held Friday, May 20, 2022, at Ruby K. Johnson Chapel  for Mr.  E. J. Haralson Sr., 71, who died Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Detroit, Michigan. Rev. Thomas Haralson officiated with interment following at Progress Baptist Church in Bassfield. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. E. J. Haralson was born to the late Saint Joseph Haralson and Ella Nease Thompson in Bassfield. He joined Progress Baptist Church and later joined New Memory Baptist Church after moving to Detroit, Michigan. He began his professional career as a master welder at Columbus Steel Drum and retired from Ferrous Processing and Trade.

He was married to Mrs. Virginia Avis Young, they were the parents of five children.

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He was preceded in death by his siblings, Jimmy O’Neal, Willie C. Thompson, Crystal Thompson and Tommy Haralson Sr.

He is survived by his children, John, Warren(Kim), Mitzi, E. J. Jr., (Tonya), and Kizzie; fourteen grandchildren; brothers, Willie (Debra) Haralson, Roy (Ada Faye), William (Betty), Ray Charles (LaTesha) and Michael Thompson, Stanley (Monica), George, Thomas (Mary), and Michael (Demetria) Haralson; sisters, Cora (Willie) Magee, Zula Walker, Rose (Freddie) Burrell, Erma (Robert) Newsome, Michelle (Jimmy) Lowe, Ercon (Marvin) Griffith, Quince Keys, Rhonda Caudle, Charmaine (Rodney) Trusel, Jeanine Crawford, Abragail (Bryan) Paige, Leatrice (Michael) Clark, Tommie McIver, Polly Parker, Georgia Stuart, Susie Wilson and Cheryl Cooper.