Melissa Louise (Hartness) ‘Sissy’ Spry

Published 2:36 pm Sunday, June 27, 2021

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Melissa “Sissy” Louise (Hartness) Spry, 51, of Harmony died on June 20, 2021, from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Forsyth County.

She was born April 3, 1970 in Iredell County, daughter of Vera Phyllis Hartness and the late Jimmy Lee Hartness.

She graduated from Mitchell College, earning an associate’s degree and the title of registered nurse. She was employed as a nurse at Davie County Health Department for 26 years. In 1995, she married Jeffrey Todd Spry in Davie County, together their union was blessed with one daughter, Alexx Spry. She was a member of Ijames Baptist Church where she participated in the choir and helped with the youth. She enjoyed the simple things in life like watching hummingbirds, driving golf carts with the dog, and being with her family.  She was a kind woman who always put others before herself.

Survivors in addition to her husband and daughter: her mother, Vera Phyllis Hartness; sisters, Angela Hartness Rector (Mark), Christal Hartness; in-laws, Bob and Janie Spry; her grand dog, Ellie-May Spry; and her nieces and nephews, Nathaniel Rector, Tangie Rector, and Elise Hartness.

Visitation was held Wednesday, June 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville. At 10 a.m., a funeral service washeld on Thursday, June 24 at Ijames Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Robert Jackson.  She was buried in the Ijames Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials: Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation.