Lori G. Harrell

Published 3:16 pm Thursday, April 27, 2023

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MURFREESBORO – Lori “Sissy” Grizzard Harrell, age 60, of Benthall Bridge Road, passed away peacefully, holding hands with her loving son on Tuesday, April 26, 2023 at the ECU Health Medical Center of Greenville, NC.

Sissy was born in Ahoskie, North Carolina on March 17, 1963, a daughter of the late Robert and Shirley Grizzard. She was a dedicated member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church where she served in many capacities such as singing in the choir and serving on the budget committee. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed the gatherings and time spent with her loved ones. She would light up a room with her beautiful smile and telling a good joke with her infectious laugh. Sissy enjoyed her river time, from fishing for brim to riding the Chowan on the pontoon boat. She was always putting others’ needs above hers and would do anything she could to help someone else. Along with her family and friends one of her prize possessions was her beloved dogs. Sissy was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Sissy was preceded in death by her father, Robert Taylor Grizzard, her mother, Shirley Byrum Grizzard, and a sister, Donna Grizzard.

Left to cherish Sissy’s memory is her beloved husband, Dale; her loving son, Lee Smith and wife Sarah of Raleigh, NC; her grandson, Liam Smith; a sister, Rhonda Askew and husband Butch of Conway; a niece, Trisha Bryant of Conway; a great niece, Bre Eure of Conway; a brother in law, Thomas Harrell and wife Pat of Margarettsville; her cherished fur babies, Maggie and Harley; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.

In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 112 East Mt. Tabor Church Rd. Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by visiting tmcfunding.com/ search fund, type- Lori Sissy Harrell.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Harrell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.