Darlene Stroud Harris

Published 11:52 am Monday, July 6, 2020

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Mrs. Darlene Stroud Harris died on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in Summerville, S.C.

She was born Oct. 1, 1952 in Lexington to the late Herman and Magdalene Jones Stroud and grew up surrounded by aunts, uncles, and cousins.  She attended schools in Davie County. She earned her RN nursing degree from Gardner Webb University. She received the Florence Nightingale Nursing, Grace C. Lee, and Excellence in Nursing awards. She was a labor and delivery room nurse and worked at Rutherford Regional Hospital, Rutherfordton, and Colieton Medical Center, Walterboro, S.C. before retiring. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Forest City. She was a gardener and loved flowers, especially roses. She enjoyed birdwatching with cardinals and hummingbirds being her favorite. She loved the beach and her granddog, Cooper.  Most of all, she loved her grandchildren and spending time with them.

She was also preceded in death by: a brother, Tommy Lee Stroud; an infant brother and sister; and, her brother-in-law, Thomas Edward Harris Jr.   

Survivors: her husband of 43 years, Anthony “Tony” Gaston Harris; daughters, Meghan Harris Bryant (Mark) of Summerville, S.C. and Jordan Ashley Harris of Advance; grandchildren, Lance Bryant, Ashden Harris, and Aniya Harris; brothers-in-law, Jim Harris (Ginger) of Mint Hill, and Frank Harris (Pam) of Matthews; sister-in-law, Priscilla Harris of Davidson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 1-2 p.m. at James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 S. Main St., Summerville. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. officiated by Pastor Marvin Green and the Rev.Adam Ridenhour.

  Memorials: Hospice of Rutherford County, NC 374 Hudlow Road, Forest City, 28043; or March of Dimes at www.marchofdimes.org.

Condolences: www.jamesadyal.com.