Linda Joann Harris

Posted at 4:57 PM on Apr 13, 2019


Linda Joann Harris of Statesville, N.C., passed away Friday, April 12, 2019.

Born March 11, 1948, in Elkin, she was the daughter of the late William Clyde and Dixie Irene Garris Harris.

She was a 1969 graduate of Davis Hospital School of Nursing and had worked at Davis Hospital, Uniglass Industries and Clark Equipment as a Registered Nurse.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gene Harris of North Wilkesboro.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Allen Shaver, whom she married April 16, 1999. She is further survived by two sons from a previous marriage, Neal Boyd (Laurel) of Charlotte and Jason Boyd (Kim) of California. She is also survived by step-children, Chris Shaver (Jessica) of Louisiana, Nick Shaver (Melanie) of Marion, N.C., and Kimberly Benfield (Justin) of Statesville, as well as grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Levi Boyd of California, Brayden and Madelyn Boyd of Charlotte, Cody Morris and Raven Shaver of Louisiana, Maggie Shaver of Marion, Josiah and Skylin Benfield of Statesville. Also surviving are sister-in-law Gail Harris of North Wilkesboro; brothers, Roger Harris (Juella) of Elkin, Gary Harris (Bea) of Campabello, S.C., and Kenneth Harris (Margaret) of Statesville; and sister Cynthia Johnson (Johnny) of Statesville.

A worship service of celebration will be held Monday, April 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Western Avenue Baptist Church. The family will be available to greet friends and family prior to the service from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Western Avenue Baptist Church, 1206 Museum Road, Statesville, NC 28625, or to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Harris family.

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