Missionary Gloria Ann (Wells) Harrell

August 12, 1944 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 77)

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As the Angelic Host rejoices with the arrival of another anointed Woman of God, those who remain to endure have heavy hearts and indescribable sadness as a result of this tremendous loss. Missionary Gloria Ann Wells Harrell gently laid her head in the Master’s arms and went to sleep in Paradise on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. 

Precious moments have been set aside to spend intimate time while reflecting on fonder memories. Services to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of this virtuous Woman of God will be begin with Viewing and Visitation on Friday November 19, 2021 at Bethlehem Apostolic Faith Church of God and Christ from 5-7pm. The Celebration of Life Service will be called to order on Saturday, November 20,2021 at 12 noon in the sanctuary of Bethlehem Apostolic Faith Church of God and Christ with Apostle Gwayland McCleney Sr., officiating and Pastor Kera Johnson, eulogist. Following the formalities in the sanctuary, Missionary Harrell’s delicate temple along with her adored family, will be escorted to Tucker Family Cemetery for Interment Rites. 

Although her heartbroken family will have to depart, leaving her earthen vessel in this designated place, all that knew Missionary Harrell can rest knowing that she is now apart of the glorious number that John The Revelator spoke of in the final book in the Bible. John said he looked and saw a Great number, that no man could number and The Lord informed him, that those were the saints that had come up through hard trials and tribulations and had washed their Robes In the blood of the Lamb. 

Guests are being received at the residence of the deceased located at 638 Pender Road Hertford, North Carolina 27944 where they will also assemble in preparation for the Prestigious Horton Ebony Motorcade.

In her early years, she was a member of Saunder’s Grove Baptist church in Hertford N.C. under the late Rev. Proctor. She later joined Bethlehem Apostolic Church of God & Christ in Hertford, N.C. under the late John H. Tucker. “Cherokee”, as she was affectionately known by her family, also had an amazing first soprano voice and often sang during testimony services. Many of her friends would say her pitch was so high that it could crack glass. Some of her favorites were “To Be Like Jesus”, “I Made a Vow to The Lord”, “Walk Around Heaven”, and “In the Morning When I Rise”. 

Gloria leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Bishop Edward Harrell Sr. of the home; 3 children, Melicent Harrell-Simpson (Joseph) of Tyner, N.C., Edward Harrell Jr.,Montana Harrell (Renee) both of Hertford, N.C., and 3 special nephews whom she loved likesons, Roy White Sr. & Zach White of Camden N.J, and Timothy White (Kim) of Fredericksburg, V.A. One sister, Vera White of Lindenwold N.J., and 4 cousins whom she was raised with as their sister; Cynthia White (Ronnie) of Edenton N.C., Deborah Wells of Waldorf, M.D., Bertha Wells (Calvin) of Waldorf, M.D., Cathy Wells of Hertford, N.C., Susan White Lee (Cordell) & Marilyn Wells who preceded her in death. 3 brothers, Jessie White (Sonya) of Atlantic City N.J., BennyWhite and Vernon White (Patricia) who preceded her in death. One uncle, Thomas (Lillie) White of Montclair N.J., and 1 aunt, Mattie White of Blackwood N.J. Gloria also had the children of the late James & Julia Simpson that she loved as her own siblings; along with nine precious grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

** Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic all proper safety protocols will be strictly enforced. Masks are required. **

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24 Hour Viewing
November 19, 2021

5:00 PM
Bethlehem Apostolic Faith Church of God And Christ
328 King Street
Hertford, NC 27944

Celebration of Life
November 20, 2021

12:00 PM
Bethlehem Apostolic Faith Church of God And Christ
328 King Street
Hertford, NC 27944

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