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Mr. Eric Myron Harrell

November 10, 1971 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 52) 52 Years Old
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Mr. Eric Myron Harrell Obituary

It is with heartfelt sorrow that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. and members of the Harrell and Bess families share the passing of Mr. Eric Myron Harrell of Darlington. Mr. Harrell passed on Thursday, November 30, 2023 in a Charleston hospital. 

Funeral service is 12 Noon on Saturday, December 09, 2023 in the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Interment will follow. 


Mr. Eric Myron Harrell was born on November 10, 1971 in Darlington, South Carolina.  He was a son of the late Janie Mae Harrell and John McLean Bess Sr.  Eric was reared by his maternal grandparents, the late Agnes and Collins Harrell Sr.  He departed this earthly life and entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 30, 2023 in MUSC, Charleston, South Carolina.

Eric received his education in Darlington County Public Schools and was a graduate of Mayo High School Class of 1990.  Eric worked various jobs until his health declined. 

Eric was a kind and gentle soul that had a passion for cooking.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and making others laugh.  Eric was also a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle.  

Eric leaves to cherish his loving memory: his step-mother, Anna Bess; five children: Rashad Bonaparte, Kiarand Bonaparte, Markeyce Wingate, Tiesha James and Jamyra Harrell; two brothers: Derrick (Tyeasha Quick) Harrell and Freddie (Crystal) Evans; three sisters: Felicia Ross, Vonita Bess-Kimble and Akuelia (Adrian) Martin; maternal aunts and uncle: Vivian (Aaron) Bristow, Helen Toney, Collins (Terry) Harrell Jr. and Glendora (Ray) Richardson; paternal aunt and uncles: Reverend Dr. Nathaniel (Rosetta) Bess Sr., Roosevelt Bess and Elizabeth Wilds; eight grandchildren: Jayla, Mariah, Morgan, Aubree, A’layiah, Kiarand, Aaryn and Mace; special cousins: Nybius Harrell, Dwayne Harrell, Chaunsy Harrell and Daphne Harrell.  He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother: John McLean Bess Jr; maternal grandparents: the late Agnes and Collins Harrell Sr. and paternal grandparents: the late Louis and Tressie Bess, a special aunt, Diane Harrell.

Visitation for relatives and friends of Mr. Eric Harrell will begin on Thursday, December 07, 2023 at the residence of an aunt and uncle, Vivian and Aaron Bristow, 836 Johnson Street, Darlington, SC. 

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Funeral Service
December 9, 2023

12:00 PM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Dovesville

Interment following funeral service
December 9, 2023

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery


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