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Jeremi Carter Harrison

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WAKE FOREST — Jeremi Carter Harrison, 29, of Wake Forest, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17 due to an accidental overdose.

Jeremi was born in Guilford County on March 8, 1990. He was a 2007 graduate of Raleigh Charter High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language from North Carolina State University in 2011. Jeremi was recently accepted into law school at North Carolina Central School of Law and was currently the legal assistant for Harrison Law Firm where he worked side by side with his father.

As an active person, Jeremi had a lot of talents and hobbies. He excelled in everything he did whether it was golfing, trivia, playing the piano or his guitar. He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and had read and reread all of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books. Jeremi had a way of making people around him feel better and he will be missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. today at Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, 600 West Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Inurnment will follow in the church memorial garden followed by a luncheon in the Saint Catherine of Siena School Gymnasium.

Jeremi is survived by his parents, Wray and Emily Burgess Harrison of Wake Forest; sister, Katie Harrison Williams and husband Jeremy of Raleigh; brother, Joseph Cooper Harrison of Wake Forest; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Vicky Burgess of Wake Forest; nieces, Abigail and Sophie Williams; many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made in Jeremi’s memory to North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (

A service of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, Wake Forest.