Apostle William Richard Harrell Jr.

January 15, 1957 ~ April 17, 2020 (age 63)

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As the Angelic Host rejoices with the arrival of another annointed man of God, those who remain to endure have heavy hearts and indescribable sadness as a result of this tremendous loss. Chief Apostle William Richard Harrell Jr. gently laid his head in the Master’s arms and went to sleep in Paradise on Friday April 17,2020 in Harlem,NY.

The Glorious and Triumphant Life Celebration will begin as Apostle lies in state on Friday May 15,2020 from the hours of 4-8pm at Horton’s Funeral Home and Cremations. Celebration of Apostolic Transition will take place on Saturday May 16,2020 at 12 noon at White Oak Missionary Baptist Church Tyner, NC.

Now that he has finally met the Man he has witnessed to others about for so many years and been honored to sit at the feet of the one he prayed to, not to mention beholding the beauty of the one he taught his children about, his spirit is satisfied and when the trumpet is sounded and the sky opens once and for all, the Master Himself will call his name saying, "William, you’ve been faithful, you’ve been true and you’ve done all you could ever do and for your faithfulness, ITS YOUR TIME."

His destiny is completed but his legacy lives on! Apostle William Richard Harrell Jr., leaves to cherish his memory; his beautiful wife of 23 years, JoAnn Harrell; Five children, four son’s and one daughter, Elder Jonathan Harrell, Deacon Dashawn Harrell, Elder-Elect Dwayne Harrell, David Harrell and Minister Tiffany Harrell; Two special children he called his own; Isaac Taylorand Lady Shekisha Gibbs, his Mother, Mary Felton Harrell, Mother in law Nell Nurse, three siblings, Carlton Harrell (Lisa), Ray Harrell, and Barbara Harrell, two brother in laws Charles Small Jr., Micheal Small(Laverne) one sister in law Robin Small, two aunts Gladys Harrell and Yvonne McCain, three uncles John Harrell(Betty), Edward Harrell(Gloria), Aaron Harrell(Alice); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, spiritual children, God children, cousins and friends. William was preceded in death by his father Deacon William Richard Harrell Sr.

His Spiritual Son, Dr. Darius J. Horton Owner/ CEO and the Compassionate Professionals of Horton’s Funeral Home and Cremations are serving the Harrell’s and connected families during this emotional period with unprecedented, heartfelt, compassionate detailed services.

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May 15, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Horton's Funeral Home and Cremations
509 Dobbs St
Hertford, NC 27944

Celebration of Life
May 16, 2020

12:00 PM
White Oak Missionary Baptist Church
238 Dillard's Mill Road
Tyner, NC 27980

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