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Joyce (Hammer) Harris
February 26, 1937 ~ January 17, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Mrs. Joyce Hammer Harris, 85, of Hiddenite, passed away, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Harris was born February 26, 1937 in Alexander County and was the daughter of Arthur Hammer and Opal Dearman Hammer. She was a graduate of Stony Point High School and was married to the late Rev. Robert “Bob” Harris. She previously worked at the Statesville Auto Auction and was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School, was President of the United Methodist Women and also assisted her husband in the Robert Harris Ministries. She loved reading, bird watching, flowers and dearly loved her family.
She is survived by three daughters, Cindy Summers, Robin Hill (Nathan), Amelia Harris; one son, Jonathan Harris; four grandchildren, Kara Steele (Adam), Garrett Summers (Chelsea), Meredith Hill, Jennifer Moose; three great grandchildren, Baylee & Bryson Steele, Brody Summers; one brother, Herman Hammer and one sister, Faye Gregory.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by one son, Robert “Monty” Harris, Jr. on January 23, 2022; one son-in-law, Lindsey Summers and one brother, Frank Hammer.
Funeral services will be held 4:00 pm Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Pisgah UMC with Rev. Mike Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will visit with friends on Sunday from 3:00-4:00pm at the church. (The funeral service will also be available in Pisgah's parking lot broadcast via FM radio. For those who wish to remain in their automobiles, please tune their radio to 93.7 FM.)
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pisgah United Methodist Church Building Fund @ 488 Hill Farm Rd. Hiddenite, NC 28636