Mr. Toby L. Harrison

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Obituary

Rocky Mount, NC

"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Job 1:21
Toby Levern Harrison passed on Friday, December 29, 2017 from an unfortunate accident. Toby was born on July 11, 1977 in Rocky Mount, NC to the proud parents Harold Levern Harrison and Joyce Pridgen Harrison.

Toby was a product of the Rocky Mount School System graduating from Rocky Mount Senior High School in 1995. He immediately matriculated to North Carolina's oldest and first public college for Afro-Americans, North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC graduating with a degree in Business Administration.

Toby began applying his business skills as a part-time car salesman at Ye Olde Raleigh Imports, Raleigh, NC while a freshman in college. Hard-working, dedicated and quite industrious, Toby was promoted to Assistant Manager upon graduating from college. After acquiring a few moreyears of marketing experience, Toby and his brother created a Luxury Used-Car Dealership that primarily sold foreign imports. This successful joint business venture lasted over a decade.

Toby was quite active by employing his many beloved avocations as volunteered services.
Techno-savvy, Toby enjoyed fixing cellphones and computers. Additionally, Toby's fine
carpentry skills, his passion for both automotive mechanical work and auto-body repair and his love for painting were all prized services Toby rendered for countless family members,
neighbors, friends and the less fortunate without any monetary compensation.

Furthermore, Toby not only rendered "service with a smile", but he added his gift of wit and humor by entertaining with the art of jokes, anecdotes, storytelling and tall tales. You could count on his jokester style to keep you laughing for hours.

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will
complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6

Toby leaves to cherish his memory his beloved seven year old daughter, Lelyn Harrison; his mother, Joyce Pridgen Harrison; his father Harold Harrison; one brother, Rod Harrison.; two nephews, Chase & Carter Harrison; one niece, Jasmine Harrison; one maternal aunt, Ann Jones (Charles); one maternal uncle, Jerome Pridgen (Sharon); one paternal aunt, Christine Willete Harrison; one paternal uncle, Lemuel Harrison (Brenda); two special cousins whom he considered his "other siblings": Jackie Jones & Cleon Felton; a host of other cousins and friends.

The family wishes to thank you for all expressions of kindness. All additional cards & monetary gifts may be sent to Mrs. Joyce P. Harrison in care of Pope Funeral Service while the family grieves in private. A Memorial Service will be planned for Toby Harrison later in the year and arrangements will be announced at that time

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, NC.

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