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Joy Harris- Memorial

Joy Harris died Sunday, April 10, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. the daughter of Loyce and Mariwyle Greene Harris. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Roanoke, where she was a member of the choir, worked as a librarian at Annie L. Awbrey Library, and was an avid animal lover.

Our co-workers are very much like an extended family. We spend most of our waking hours with them, forging special bonds of trust and friendship that are unlike our other relationships. As a result, it's not surprising that a co-worker's death can be difficult to deal with, especially if you were close to the person or if the death was unexpected.

In the hours after we received the news of Joy’s passing we gathered and recounted the good times with Joy. She had a special place in our hearts. We continually reached a consensus of shock, denial, and disbelief.

Joy had been vacationing with family, taking a grand tour of Southern Atlantic States.  Before returning home, she stopped to partake in her favorite hobby- shopping. But, the trip was cut short when the Lord called her home.

God blessed our existence with a chance encounter to work with this avid humanitarian. She maintained a network of friends that lit her life. Her sole purpose was to serve her fellow man and the Lord her God! While our days are numbered, we never know the day or time and perhaps, with Joy she lived every moment to the fullest as such.

Our hearts are with her family, our deepest gratitude to the public.

Tree Planting in Memory of Joy Harris

On May 11 the Crepe Myrtle Garden Club planted a Japanese Red Maple tree at Annie L. Awbrey Public Library as a memoriam to Joy Harris. Participating in the planting were Bonnie Knight, Janelle Whaley, Faye McCord, Brenda Jones, Phyllis Lane, Linda Barrow, Brenda Botsford, Vicki Nixon and Delores Burgess. Other club members are Sherry Roberts, Joyce McKinney, Dovie Tobin, Joy Adcock, Elena Sudduth, Cathryn Clark, Jan Muldrew, Sylvia French, Janie Danner, Betty Moore, Margie Caypless and Evelyn Norton.