Joyce Green Harris

Joyce Green Harris

January 28, 1935 – March 8, 2019

SALISBURY – Joyce Myrl Green Harris, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Friday.  She was born in Johnston County to the late James Mallie & Lura Parham Green.  She retired from the NC School System. Joyce was wonderful at crewel embroidery and made some beautiful works.  She was preceded in death by her siblings, Labon, J. M., Christine, Winnie, Lucille, Johnnie, Lessie Mae, Jessie Pearl & two infant siblings.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, William “W. T.” Harris of the home, children, Tal Harris (Kim) of Waxhaw, Amy Keefe of Cortland, NY, sister, Dot Perry of Wendell, grandchildren, Ben Harris, Wilson Harris, Rachel Keefe, & Mary Keefe.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Stallings Memorial Baptist Church in Salisbury, or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Funeral service 3 pm, Tuesday, White Oak Baptist Church with visitation from 2-3 pm, prior to the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Arrangments are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.  Full obituary at


  • Saundra Green Freeman Posted March 10, 2019 2:17 pm

    Uncle T. and family. Just to let you know that you are in my prayers at this time. Know that we all love you all. God Bless each of you. Aunt Joyce was one of the best. We will miss her.

  • Dale Tarleton Posted March 10, 2019 4:59 pm

    Tal, it is very tough losing your Mother, God has her in her New & Beautiful Home from now own, I know you will MIss her, But someday, you will see her again . Sorry for your Loss.

  • Joyce Ann Johnson Davis Posted March 11, 2019 8:18 am

    Condolences to the family. I remember when I was a grammar student Joyce & Talmadge dating. I graduated in 1962 but I knew Talmadge & Audrey Harris. From the picture Joyce was still a pretty woman. May God bless the family during this sad time.’

  • Fred Davis Posted March 11, 2019 11:02 am

    Captain Harris, and family you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your wife Joyce. I will always remember you because you where the best supervisor I ever had.

  • Brent Wilson Posted March 11, 2019 1:00 pm

    Once the tears have dried up, and you have said your goodbyes, what is left is the beautiful and happy memories that you shared with your mother. May you find comfort in the memories you shared with your mom, accept my sincere condolences.

  • Bill and Joan Ladd Posted March 11, 2019 4:06 pm

    Our condolences to the Harris Family. May God’s peace be with you.

  • Ira C. Fuller Posted March 11, 2019 6:59 pm

    To Talmadge and Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time of loss. May your grief and tears turn to joy as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you will have to cherish of Joyce. May you find peace and needed strength as you look forward to the day when we see Joyce again and there will be no more sad goodbyes and parting, but one eternal reunion.

  • Sharon Currin Posted March 11, 2019 11:24 pm

    Talmadge and family, my sincere condolences for your loss. I will not be able to attend the service with Audrey, but know that I will be praying for all of you. God Bless!

  • Patrick and Carol Perfetti Posted March 12, 2019 9:40 am

    Dear Amy and family:

    Please accept our dearest sympathies during this time of loss. May the peace of Christ abide with you and your family.


  • Jack Hurley Posted March 12, 2019 11:21 am

    Bill,you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Worth & Gail Hinton Brown Posted March 14, 2019 3:37 pm


  • Dee Hogue~Woodie Posted March 25, 2019 2:00 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time!

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