Jo Beryl Harrell
Published 4:24 pm Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Ms. Jo Beryl Harrell, 96, died Monday, January 4, 2021, at her home in Johnson City.
Ms. Harrell was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Joe and Hettie Bowers Shell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude E. Harrell, in 1997.
Ms. Harrell attended Slagle United Methodist Church for much of her life, and was a devoted member of the Kate Miller Sunday School Class of Grace Baptist Church. For many years she worked as a seamstress and found great joy in helping others to learn her craft.
Ms. Harrell and her husband were involved members of the Model A Ford Club of America and traveled often. Ms. Harrell would want family and friends to remember her customary farewell, “I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck!”
Survivors include one sister, Jackie Perkins; nephew, Tim Perkins and wife Cindy; great-nephews, Richard “Duke” Harris and wife Chrissy, and Jesse Harris and wife Dayna; as well as great-great-nieces and nephews, Kory, Joey, Zoey, Charlee, Piper and Calvin.
Family and friends are thankful to the dedicated caregivers who served Ms. Harrell in her last years.
Services for Ms. Jo Beryl Harrell will be held on Saturday, January 9, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Those who wish to pay their respects privately may do so between 11 a.m. and noon. The family will be present from noon until 1 p.m. A short service will be held at 1 p.m., officiated by Pastor Mike Richards. Following the service, a committal will be held at Happy Valley Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Those attending are asked to gather at the graveside by 1:50 p.m. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Memorials and condolences may be shared via www.morrisbaker.com
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is serving the family.