Pearl Harris

pearl harris

July 1, 1933 ~ February 22, 2024

Born in: Yancey Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Mary Pearl Harris, 90, of Asheville, NC, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

Mary is survived by her son, Michael Banks; her sister, Shirley Bowles; and her grandsons, Robert and Michael Banks, II.

Mary was born on July 1, 1933, in Yancey Co., NC, and spent her life taking care of the sick and elderly. She took care of her father as a child, as well as two husbands later in life. She gave her time, care, and love to those in need. To those who knew her, she will be sorely missed and always loved.

The graveside service for Mrs. Harris will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Green Hills Cemetery. The Rev. Davis Plemmons will officiate.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: February 28, 2024 2:00 pm

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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    • Hello Diane! I think I remember my Dad talking about you. My Dad is, Roger Banks, one of Pearls sons! My Dad went to be with the Lord on December 18, 2019. I miss Him Dearly, but I know he is now in the arms of his sweet mothers and Dad as well as reunited with his Brother Fred that He Struggled Missing His entire Life on Earth. Heaven is Going to Be Amazing.

    • Hey Diane it’s Kim Roger’s daughter all our love & prayers she was so sweet glad we all got to see her again to spread dad over the blue ridge mountains! 🙏✝️💕

  1. Pearl was my Grandmother and what an Amazing Women she was. Grandma had such a way of making others feel cared for and loved. Grandma cared so much about others. Grandma loved life and was always smiling, laughing and so happy. She was full of the Joy of the Lord and Loved life to serve others including her family, friends and strangers. Grandma I Love You so much and I’ll never forget the impact you have had on my life and the manner in which you lived yours! You lived life to the fullest and have definitely been received in the Loving Arms of your Savior! I’m going to miss you so much but so excited that you are whole returned to your full state and reunited with your husband, sons and many other friends and family. Please tell Jesus Hello for me and My Grandpa, Dad and Bud and his Wife how much I Love Them! Until I See You again in Eternity Grandma! I Love You!!!

  2. Jesus Christ has another angel grandma. You will be missed @ home with all your loved ones! Rest in Peace . I’ll see you again! Love Kimberly…..

  3. I Love You so much Grandma Pearl. Darlene and I loved seeing and visiting with you the last time we saw you. May you Rest in Peace now 🙏 Until we meet again.
    Your Grandson,

  4. So sorry to hear that Pearl has left this earthly life but I know where she is and that we will see her again someday. Pearl was our favorite neighbor and we enjoyed our morning walks with her, enjoying the beauty of the mountains as we shared our lives with each other. She was a very special lady and we will miss her positive attitude,her unwavering love of Jesus and her sense of humor Rest in Peace sweet friend!
    Laurie and Pete Wilde

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