STATESVILLE Joyce Claudine Harris Billings, 86, of Statesville, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Gordon Hospice House. She was born Dec. 27, 1932, the daughter of the late Alfred Dudley Harris and Carrie Bell Johnson Harris. In addition to her parents, her husband, James Eldron Billings, whom she married Oct. 21, 1952, and a brother, Herman Dudley Harris, preceded her in death. She was a member of Cochran Street Baptist Church and attended Hebron Baptist Church. She graduated from Harmony High School. She managed Markey Fabrics for a number of years and retired from Hunt Manufacturing. She is survived by one daughter, Marlene (Tim) McClain of Statesville, sister, Pearl Olean Deal of Statesville; brother, Albert Lee Harris of Harmony; two grandchildren, Corey (Whitney) McLain of Stony Point and Cody (Amanda) McLain of Statesville; six great-grandchildren, Camdyn, Myla, Kennedy, Maggie, Corbyn and Merritt; and numerous nephews and nieces. A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, June 14, at New Hope Baptist Church, 4921 Harmony Hwy., Hamptonville, with the Rev. Ervel Jones officiating. Family will visit with friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625; or to the Cemetery Fund at New Hope Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family online at http://www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Billings and her family.

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