Violet Felton Harrell

March 8, 1929 - July 12, 2022

03/08/1929 - 07/12/2022

Past Services

Friday July 15, 2022
11:00 am
Hillcrest Cemetery
2517 NC Highway 45 N
Colerain, NC 27924

Violet F. Harrell passed away peacefully at home on July 12th with family by her side.

She is survived by her daughters, Olivia “Libby” Taylor (Wayne), Nancy Baker (Bland), Sherri Randall (Tim) and Jerri Ward, her six grandchildren (Susan Smith (Fred), Clair Saunders, Ashley Baker (Miranda), Lauren Baker, and Anna and Holly Ward, and five great grandchildren (Olivia Skaggs (Lincoln), Elysa Barton (James), Trent Saunders, Jacob Shaver, and Samuel Smith.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie Harrell. Parents – LP Felton Sr. and Nannie Felton and siblings- Geraldine Paige, Barbara Jernigan, and LP Felton Jr.

Violet Harrell was born in Colerain and resided most of her life there. She married the love of her life, Willie Harrell. They were the perfect example of Christian love and marriage.

Violet was truly one of a kind! She loved her family unconditionally, teaching understanding, love for one another, and strong Christian faith. Violet was a life-long member of Colerain Baptist Church and remained active until her health began to decline.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and traveling. She and Willie enjoyed trips to Rocky Hock to hear Willie play guitar with his brothers, trips to the beach, and relaxing in the swings at the river.

The family was very appreciative for the love and care she received from exceptional caregivers and Hospice services.

Graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Colerain, NC on Friday, July 15th at 11 am with Pastor Shelby Stephens officiating. The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorial donations can be made directly to Community Home Care and Hospice, 200 Green Street, Suite 203, Williamston, NC 27892 or online by clicking here; or to Colerain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 126, Colerain, NC 27924 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Harrell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Betty Bass
1 year ago

I have just seen that y’all’s love one passes away. I met her and her love when we were camping at pea island. And I found out that my husband was kin to her husband. I know when we starting going to David’s Red Barn to get used to dancing for our daughter’s wedding and there she was we a couple of her friends that were sisters to each other often wondered if they were sin to her. I really got to know her even more. She was a beautiful woman that had a beautiful smile that went straight to her heart and right back at you. My life is better for knowing your Mom, Grandma &. To many of us, Miss Violet!!

Joni and Mike Dronen
1 year ago

Aunt Violet was such a treasure! All my memories of her just make me smile. She sure loved her girls and her big extended family. I can still feel her hugs and hear her laughter. Sending love and hugs.

Patti Northcott Henning
1 year ago

Libby, Nancy, Sherri, Jerri and Clair:
I am so very sorry to learn of Mrs Violet’s passing. She was such a sweet and kind person. Holding each of you in my thoughts and sending prayers for God’s comfort for your family. Love and hugs to each of you.

Dianne Fairless Smith
1 year ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My mother( Blue Fairless) thought the world of your Mother. I know that there was a grand reunion in Heaven when the four of them got together. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding bring you and your family comfort, peace, wisdom and strength during this difficult time in Jesus name Amen and Amen.

Connie Harrell
1 year ago

Prayers for the Damiky

1 year ago

Another of Colerain’s pillars has gone to be with their maker.

Pam Askew
1 year ago

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Praying for your family.

Susan Daughtry
1 year ago

Sherri so sorry about your Mom. You are in my thoughts.

Milton and Mary Felton
1 year ago

Milton and I send our loving thoughts, prayers and condolences to you all. We have many wonderful, fond memories of your parents. Cherish all of the wonderful times you shared together as family. You were truly blessed to have “Miss Violet” for so long. God bless you all.

Karen Sawyer Brooks
1 year ago

Ms. Violet was such a treasure to our church and community. Prayers to her family and friends.