Joan Varner Harrison, 66, died January 27, 2021 after a brief illness in an Asheville hospital. Joan loved her life and her family, and remembered everyone's birthday, especially her own. She delighted in holiday celebrations, loved going to the Goodwill program in Asheville, and loved the Lord. She impacted so many people with her humble and gentle spirit and never had an unkind word to say.
Joan liked telling jokes, loved to do things and go places, and always looked forward to seeing her friends at Camp Tekoa. She loved fiercely, never met a stranger, and was the bright spot in the day for many of her friends. Joan was a member of First United Methodist Church in Brevard, NC. She lived with cherished caregivers Pat and Ronnie Bradley of Swannanoa.
Her family loved Joan and how happy she made everyone. Joan is survived by her siblings Gail Cotten (Dave) of Morganton, NC; Bill Harrison (Georgene) of Spokane Valley, WA; Lenaire Harrison of Zebulon, NC; Susan Johnson (David) of Waxhaw, NC; nieces, great-nieces, nephews, and great-nephews. Joan's parents were Luke and Betty Harrison, and Edith Varner Harrison, all of Brevard, NC.
Memorials for Joan may be directed to: Shine, a camp for people with special needs. Camp Tekoa Foothills, P.O. Box 377, Casar, NC 28020.
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