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SISSY HARKER
SISSY HARKER
Visitation: 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon Saturday November 10, 2018 Charity Baptist Church
Service: 12:00 Noon Saturday November 10, 2018 Charity Baptist Church
Interment: Private - Later Date
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Kannapolis-

Gloria (Sissy) Everhart Harker, 55, went to see her Jesus Monday morning, November 5th at CHS-Northeast Medical Center. Sissy fought a courageous battle with cancer.

Born March 20, 1963, she was a daughter of Thurman Wayne Everhart and Betty Walter Everhart.

Sissy leaves wonderful, cherished memories, in addition to her husband, mother and children, to her sister, Terry Morgan and husband Randy Morgan; their daughters Katrina, Brennan and Melanie; her brother, Danny Everhart his sons Tony Everhart, Travis Everhart; sister, Brenda Brooks her son, Gary Patterson.

She married John David Harker on August 13, 2000, and was the proud and devoted mother to Brittany Nelson, Derek Everhart, Donna Wright, Siby Haire, Jessy Harker, Haleigh Harker, Misty Smith, Andrew Haire, Jaydon Harker.

Sissy attended to A.L. Brown High school and was owner and operator of Squeaky Clean Cleaning Service. Sissy enjoyed mowing the neighbor’s lawns on her riding lawnmower, sitting by the pool with anyone who would come, and going to the beach with her family. She had a talented love of crafting and was always wheeling and dealing, to get items to help people in need. And oh yea. she loved her some Elvis!

Mrs. Harker attended On Pointe Church in Kannapolis NC.

She truly and deeply loved Jesus, always striving to follow the example to love and bring restoration to the pain or brokenness in someone’s life. This was Sissy’s way of living.

Sissy was preceded in death by her father, Thurman Wayne Everhardt, and an infant son, Eric Safrit.

She also was a proud grandmother to Addison Atwell, Rocky Musser, Elijah Nelson, Sawyer Nelson, Addilyn William, Kyrie William, Jeramiah Wright and Jesslyn Wright.

Visitation: 10: am – 12 Noon Saturday November 10 2018 Charity Baptist Church 2420 Brantley Road Kannapolis NC 28083

Service time: 12: Noon Saturday November 10, 2018 Charity Baptist Church 2420 Brantley Road Kannapolis NC 28083

Memorial donation to donated Charity Baptist Food Pantry https://app.clovergive.com/app/Giving/clodo-charitybaptistchurch (go to fund and choose Food Pantry-Canning Hunger. Or write you check to Charity Baptist put in the memo down in the left for Food Pantry) 2420 Brantley Road Kannapolis NC 28083

Thank you to all who prayed for Sissy Harker and her family. Sissy Harker through the years lived a selfless life. She would give her home and the recourses to help anyone in need. Even before her husband John came along she used her house to help families- single moms giving them a place to stay to get back up on their feet. Taking in a baby boy Derek Everhart and adopting him and raising him as her own.

Then came John and his daughter Brittany, thinking this a nice little family unit of four. But not for long. When Tresa, her best friend, received custody of Haleigh and asked Sissy for help. Haleigh then became a part of the family and later in her teenage years to be adopted.

Then came one of the most selfless acts ever. Sitting in church and hearing the prayer request of a women in need of a kidney, God laid it on her heart to give her kidney to a complete stranger. Sandy Miller received Sissy’s kidney that matched like sisters and she lived for many years from that act of selfless love.

In around that same time, Sissy was actively filling their seven passenger van to over flowing. This began the bus ministry. Sissy so loved on so many children and shared with them about Jesus.

In God’s special way, He moved the bus ministry from one church to another to be introduced to a most wonderful women who asked the question, “Sissy you are so good with all those kids on the bus have you ever thought of being a foster parent?” So the journey being a foster mom began. Loving on so many children who were in transition of their broken lives. She was being Jesus with skin on to them. Through the state regulation of only allowing us to have certain amount of children in the home, Sissy found herself with a core of children that calls her mom and she calls them her children. Adopting in addition to Derek , Sissy and John adopted Jessy, Haleigh, Jaydon and others being place in our custody.

Since the journey of the foster parenting time, the majority of the children grew up and moved out on their own. Thinking she was just going to be getting Jessy through college and raising Jaydon. She has taken in, over the last 3 years, two single moms and a homeless Brother in law,to help them get back on their feet.

Sissy’s life has been filled with helping many people. From providing a place to live, finding them clothes, feeding them, giving washers and dryers and vehicles away. She lived the Act chapter 2 life to share Jesus, that one day she would see them in heaven worshiping the one who sacrifice it all to give us hope through salvation. She will be greatly missed by so many but most of all by her husband and children who she poured her love into.
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From: Caren Bates
"My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this sad time . May God bring you comfort and peace now and in the days ahead."
 
From: Johnnie May Wetter
"My deepest sympathies to all friends and family."
 
From: Theresa Blackmon
"So sorry for your loss sissy was a wonderful lady I'm blessed to have knew her.praying for the family"
 
From: Steve and Pam Hogge
"Our thoughts and prayer are with you John and your family. You and Sissy have touched many lives and now she is blessed to be with our Lord and Savior. We love you!"
 
From: Cynthia and Tommy Hallman
"John and family, May God truly show you through this difficult time, His love for you. Please know that we have loved Sissy forever and have watched her grow into a beautiful wife, mother, friend and disciple for Christ. You are the best thing that ever happened to her and I know you love her dearly! I pray that God wraps His loving arms around you and gives you peace and comfort! Her legacy will live on in her children and those of us that were blessed to have known her😘"
 
From: Marti Rosner
"Sending prayers for comfort and peace."
 
From: The Hager Family
"You are in our prayers...What a legacy of love Sissy leaves for all of us to live up to. She was an amazing lady with a love for everyone and anyone who needed her....She will always be in our hearts!"
 
From: Tamesha Lisk Christy
"Please know that the family is in our thoughts and prayers."
 
From: Gary and Debbie Rice
"She was an amazing women who loved the Lord, her husband and her children, she will be missed by all. John my prayers are with you and the family, may you find comfort and peace knowing that you will see her again in heaven, till then she will be watching over all of you."
 
From: Jean cranford troutman
"Prayers for much peace and confront for John and family and friends in the coming days.you have my deepest sympathies"
 
From: Frank & Heather Stegall
"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was an amazing women who always showed Jesus light through everything she did. Sissy will be dearly missed."
 
From: Garrett and Chrystal Roy
"John, Jaden, Jesse, we are praying for you during this difficult, bitter sweet time. Sissy was one of a kind and will be surely missed but we pray for you to have God's vision for this event and pray you quickly receive his healing touch. Please let us know if we can help you with anything at all."
 
From: Kenneth&Gail Wilson
"We had been Praying For Sissy Now praying for the Family It is tough to rejoice in her being free from pain May GOD comfort you."
 
From: Sophia & Sudhakar
"Our deepest sympathies go out to you JOHN and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one SISSY rest in peace."
 
From: terry and patty parker
"our most sincere sympathies. i wish i had had the chance to meet sissy, i love terry morgan with all my heart and because of that i loved sissy. may God bring his peace and comfort to you all"
 
From: Randy and Brenda Drye
"May God give peace to John and family our condolences to all God bless ,so sorry to hear about Sissy she will be missed to all of us that had the pleasure to get to know her, one sweet Godly Lady .."
 
From: Todd K. Booth
"John and family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The loss is unimaginable, but our loss is heaven's gain. Heaven is surely sweeter with Sissy there. Over the coming days, know that you have many lifting you up in prayer. I am so sorry for you loss."
 
From: Howard & Kay Trivette
"We are praying for your family as you face the many lonesome days ahead. I know she has probably already met Victor & Sally Trivette & they are talking up a storm!! We are so sorry for your loss, but she is at peace now! Will keep you all in our prayers! Kay & Howard Trivette Family"
 
From: Amanda Falwell and Girls
"I'm so blessed to have known Sissy. She is a beautiful wonderful person and soul. I am praying for you John and the whole family. Sissy has gone to our God in heaven to watch over us and wait till the glorious day for us to join her. I love you Sissy always and forever. I'll see you at the gates of heaven when it's my time. Sissy please wrap your loving arms around all of us along with God to help our hearts heal from the loss of your presents."
 
From: Carolyn and JJ Miller
"We are just heartbroken our dear friend is gone. We pray for peace for the whole family. Sissy will be missed for sure but we are so happy she has made it to the finish line and in the arms of Jesus. We are sad she is gone,but we know she is truly an angel. Love to you all."
 
From: April Weaks & Wraymel Weaks
"We are praying that God see's the family through this tough time. I never met Sissy but I am very thankful for her and her husband. Please Jessy if you need anything please reach out to us."
 
From: Mario
"My deepest sympathies,"
 
From: Holly Sodeman
"So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family trough this difficult time."
 
From: Cindi Donitzen
"Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain."
 
From: Kelly L. Morocco
"Sending prayers and strength at this most difficult of times."
 
From: Rick Cook
"May the love and mercy of the Lord be bestowed upon you and your family during this time. My condolences"
 
From: Bob and Shirley Faust
"Our thoughts and prayers go with you, John. Our condolence to all family members and friends. She'll truly be missed!"
 
From: Mike and Kathy Austin
"Deepest sympathy and prayers for your family during this time of sadness."
 
From: Shannon Allen & Autumn Allen
"The little bit of time that i knew this family, Sissy was like a mother and she will be greatly missed. I wish i had more time to spend with her. I hope to see you one day up in heaven. Yours truly Shannon Nicole Allen."
 
From: Jeff Lambert
"Prayers for You and Sissys extended Family an i know Tresa needs Prayers God now haves a Godly Soul an will be a Great Comedian with the Angels ,LOVE BE WITH YOU ALL!"
 
From: Kelly L. Morocco
"Sending prayers and strength in your time of sorrow"
 
From: Dana Coley
"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends for comfort and peace. May she finally be a great angel in heaven watching over all of us. She truly was a one of a kind person! She will be greatly missed by so many! May God bless you all though this hard time! My heart pours out to the whole family. Rest easy Sissy!!! We love you!"
 
From: Marsha Adair
"What a wonderful testimony and legacy she leaves behind. Tresa and family, I'm so sorry about Sissy's passing but rejoice knowing she has eternal life with God the Father. My prayers and thoughts are with all who knew and loved her."
 
From: Larry & Kathy Denney
"We have prayed all along for Sissy and her healing and recovery. God decided he needed his Angel Sissy back with him. Now our prayers are with John and his family, they are going to miss their Sissy so much. She will be looking down on the but it will not be the same. Lord please protect and guide them through this till they are in a comfortable state of mind. Right now they hurt terribly but one day they will just feel Sissy's touch along the way and cherish the time that they had with her in their lives."
 
From: Shanna, Kemauri, and Jaiden
"May God continue to watch over the family during this difficult time. My deepest condolences to the entire family. May God bless each and everyone of you."
 
From: Tommy & ANNE Ballard
"I'm so sorry for your loss. Sissy was a loving and caring person. May God give you peace and comfort today and the days ahead. Praying for you and the family."
 
From: Janet Staats Harmony Baptist church
"I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with the family"
 
From: Danny and Cindy Falkner
"We are so sorry for your loss. We pray for peace to the whole family. Our deepest condolences."
 
From: Jessie Steve Moore
"John, I am so sorry for your sorrow. My heart goes out to you and your family and prayers will continue."
 
From: Scott & Carla Carpenter
"John and kids, I am so deeply sorry for the pain and suffering that Sissy had to endure and for the hurt you feel now in losing the lady you all love so much. My heart breaks for you. I do know that pain of losing a mother. The only thing that has gotten me through is our Savior Jesus Christ, so rest in his arms, he will carry you. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers daily. I talked to Sissy numerous times about things I was dealing with when my kids were teenagers and she helped me tremendously with the biblically sound advice she shared. She continued to minister to me up until the very last day by the strength she had fighting a terrible disease. I am truly blessed and honored to have know her and your amazing family. She wears many crowns now and her mansion is glistening. With our deepest love and heartfelt sympathy, Carla"
 
From: Elaine Overcash Goodman
"This loss is heaven's gain, truly bittersweet. John and Sissy helped me sooo much with Tre, I could never repay them. Such a great friend! Please know that my heart truly hurts for your family, but I will be in continual prayers for all of you. I love you all!"
 
From: Elaine Overcash Goodman
"Earths loss is heaven's gain, truly bittersweet. My heart goes out to all of the family and friends. I will be in continual prayer for you all. We love you, and thank you for all you did for us and Tre!"
 
From: Elaine Overcash Goodman
"Earths loss is heaven's gain, truly bittersweet. My heart goes out to all of the family and friends. I will be in continual prayer for you all. We love you, and thank you for all you did for us and Tre!"
 
From: Ginger Honeycutt
"May God carry you all thur this very sad time. Sissy was one of a kind and truly will be missed by all she was an Amazing Grace that God sent to this earth to show us his Love."
 
From: Pam Tinsley Bostian
"Sending thoughts and prayers for the family and friends during this time. I am so sorry for your loss and even though Sissy and I met in high school I have heard of her good works throughout. This is a wonderful testament of how we should all live and she surely left an awesome example for us to follow. I wish everyone was as unselfish as Sissy,including myself. Love and prayers for you all."
 
From: Becky Harker Ward
"Sending all my love & prayers!"
 
From: Jerry and Tanya Carter
"Our prayers are with you and family during this time. Sissy was such a caring person and loved by so many."
 
From: Donna Murdock Ray
"My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family!"
 
From: Jackie Zearley
"I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know how sick she was and I hope she did not suffer long. Cancer is so cruel and unrelentless. My heart goes out to her entire family and her endless friend list, she was a great person and taken from earth way too soon."