Jean Carolyn Brinkley Harmon

January 5, 1953 - June 17, 2023

01/05/1953 - 06/17/2023

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Funeral Service
Saturday July 29, 2023
2:00 pm
Brinkley Family Cemetery

MILLSBORO, DE – Jean Carolyn Brinkley Harmon, age 70, passed away peacefully at her home on June 17th, 2023.

Carolyn was born on January 5th, 1953, in Ahoskie, N.C. to the late Jodie Ray Brinkley Sr. and Edith Brinkley Lassiter. On March 6th, 1987, she married Jan Harmon Sr. of Millsboro, De. She was employed with the Indian River School District for over 20 years.

She is survived by her loving husband Jan Harmon Sr. of 36 years. Her only child Michael Harmon Sr. and his wife Brandie and their three children Kamree, Carissan, and Michael Jr. Six stepchildren Laverne Harmon, Jan Harmon Jr., Sylvia Harmon, Maria Harmon (Barney), Nicole Dukes, Jacklyn Harmon (David); 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Her siblings, Jodie Ray Brinkley Jr., his wife Brenda, of Ahoskie, N.C., Kathy Turner of Greenville, N.C., Richard Brinkley and his wife Sue of Suffolk, VA., Brother-in-law Thomas Ward of Plymouth, N.C., and Sister-in-law Debbie Brinkley of Ahoskie, N.C.

In Addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Anne Ward, brother Michael Brinkley, and brother in law, Johnny Turner.

A memorial service will be held on July 22nd, 2023, at the Nanticoke Indian Center, 27073 John J. Williams Hwy, Millsboro, De from 12 pm -2 pm.

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Arrangements provided by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, DE

A graveside Service will be held on July 29th, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the Brinkley Family Cemetery, which is located in the Brinkleyville Township, Ahoskie, NC., with Rev Jimmy Ward officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Harmon family for the graveside service and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Lois Foster
9 months ago

Many thoughts and prayers for this beautiful lady and her beautiful family. I felt like I knew you very well due to the fact my husband Big John and I met your sister Kathy at Parker’s Bar-B-Que on memorial drive in Greenville about 10 years ago before my husband Big John went to heaven in December 2018. I have been so thankful to God for allowing us to know and love this family, especially Kathy. I know in my heart Carolyn, you were just as sweet and precious as my friend, your sister Kathy. I’m praying that your family finds peace and comfort with taking one day at a time knowing Jesus is real and that He will provide your needs and be with your family. Love Lois Foster