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Oma Jae Harris-Buettner

Mrs. Oma Jae Harris-Buettner, age 81, a former resident of Market Street Extension, Washington, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Ridgewood Manor Nursing home in Washington.

A graveside service was held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, conducted by Rev. Leslie Mills.

Mrs. Harris-Buettner was born April 23, 1939, in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Johnnie Frank Woolard and Daisy Carol Woolard. Mrs. Harris-Buettner was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a very active member of Ware’s Chapel United Methodist Church, as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Harris-Buettner started the first Young Adult Sunday School Class, was a Youth Group leader and, along with her husband, sang in the Church choir.

Mrs. Harris-Buettner is survived by her daughters, Pamela Harris Crooke (Donald), Patsy E. Harris; son, Kenneth Ray Harris (Ann); grandchildren, Joshua Rowland (Laura), Brandon Smith, Elizabeth Crooke; three great-grandchildren, Chloe, Carson and Carleigh Rowland; sister, Carol Latham; and two brothers, Bobby and Melvin Woolard.

The family received friends at the home of her son, Ken Harris, 104 Camelia Drive, Washington, and following the service at the graveside.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be made to the Ware’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 2788 Market Street Ext., Washington, NC 27889

Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Harris-Buettner family.