James P. Harriett

Published 4:09 pm Friday, February 19, 2021

Mr. James Pierce Harriett, age 71, a resident of New Bern, died February 15, 2021 at his home.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Darren Walker.

Mr. Harriett was born in Kinston, N.C. on November 28, 1949. He was the son of Olyetta “Louise” Collins Harriett and the late James Foscue Harriett. Mr. Harriett was a graduate of Atlantic Christian College in Wilson.  He worked at Beaufort County Social Services for 20 years before moving to New Bern.  Mr. Harriett worked two years at the Craven County Social Services before retiring.  He was active in the Boy Scouts.  In his spare time, Mr. Harriett enjoyed woodworking, camping and going to the mountains.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Washington.

Mr. Harriett is survived by two sons, James Tyler Harriett and wife Jennifer of Youngsville, N.C., Joshua Sasnett Harriett of Washington; longtime partner, Ann Taylor of New Bern; three grandchildren, Landon Edward Moss, Thatcher James Harriett, Palmer Elise Harriett; his mother, Louise Collins Harriett of Pollocksville; and sister, Olivia Louise Willis of New Bern.

In addition to his father, Mr. Harriett was preceded in death by a son, William Ryal Harriett.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

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

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Harriett family.