Dixie Merriman Stanley Harrell

October 12, 1958 - January 25, 2023

10/12/1958 - 01/25/2023

Past Services

Funeral Service
Saturday January 28, 2023
11:00 am
Church of the Saviour
North Church St. & West Calhoun St.
Jackson, NC 27845

JACKSON, NC – Dixie Merriman Stanley Harrell passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

She was born on October 12, 1958 in Ahoskie, NC and spent her childhood and teen years in Woodland, NC.  Dixie graduated from Northeast Academy in 1976 and attended Meredith College for three semesters before transferring to Atlantic Christian College, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1981.  Her life’s work was as a child health nurse at the Northampton County Health Department for over 25 years.

Dixie was married to Paul Riddick Harrell on June 11, 1983.  They settled and raised their family in Jackson, NC, which is home to this day.  She loved to cook, knit, tat, read, and travel.  Dixie also loved the beach, especially Hatteras Island, and NC State football games.  Most of all she loved her family.

Dixie was preceded in death by her mother, Geneva Applewhite Stanley; and her father, Dr. John Hampton Stanley.  She is survived by her husband, Paul; her sons, Davis and Brodie Harrell; her daughter-in-law, Megan Harrell; her granddaughters, Ella and Josie Harrell; her sister, Gen Harrell; and many in-laws and cousins.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the Church of the Saviour in Jackson, NC.  Burial will follow at the church cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to the family home at 207 Atherton Street for a celebration of her life following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to the ALS Association NC Chapter, 4 N. Blount Street – Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601 or online by clicking here; directly to the Church of the Saviour, P.O. Box 613, Jackson, NC 27845 or online by clicking here; or directly to Community Home Care and Hospice, 52 Anna Louise Lane, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 or online by clicking here.

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

Notify of
6 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all condolences
Pam Mitchell
1 year ago

The Mitchells from Reidsville love all the Harrells and are so sorry to learn of Dixie’s passing. You are all in our prayers.

Brenda Brickell Allen
1 year ago

I am so sorry to hear of Dixie’s passing. She was the kindest person I have ever met. My prayers are with all of her family.

Debbie Warmack Hill
1 year ago

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Dixie’s passing.
She was a very dear friend from when we attended 5th grade through Graduation at Northeast
My heart goes out to Paul, her children and Grandchildren. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by all that knew her.

Edward J Barnes
1 year ago

I’m so very sorry to hear about Dixie passing! Dixie was such a wonderful person and I have fond memories of our childhood growing up on Woodland Avenue! Sending prayers for her family and friends!

Church of the Saviour
1 year ago

The Church of the Saviour in Jackson, NC offers this prayer on behalf of Dixie’s family … The

Gracious God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of your faithful servant Dixie, and grant her entrance into Your eternal light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Jay Jenkins
1 year ago

Dixie was the perfect example of a beautiful soul. I have so many fond memories of our days growing up in Woodland. As a matter of fact, I can’t remember a time of not knowing her. She touched many people with her warmth and kindness in her short life and I’m so grateful our paths crossed and of our friendship. She will be greatly missed on this earth. Keeping Paul, Brodie and Davis (and extended family) in my prayers, as well as her sister, Gen. RIP my dear friend.