Mrs. Shirley Snell Harmon, 86, died on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Maple Leaf Healthcare in Statesville, N.C., following a lengthy illness.

On February 11, 1961, she married Robert Lee Harmon Jr., and together they shared 59 years of marriage before her passing. Shirley is further survived by three children, Gary Lee Harmon, Sandra Crawford, and Debbie Tibbetts (Tracy); along with three grandchildren, Michael Lawson (Regina), Melanie Crawford and Ashley Crawford. Two sisters, Vicky Henson and Janet Ernst (Ed) also survive.

Shirley was born September 7, 1934, in Charlotte, N.C., to the late Robert Snell and Vivian Newton Snell. She was also preceded in death by a stepmother, Pauline Love Snell, and four siblings, Roy Snell, Bobby Snell, Norma S. Aycoth and Dennis Snell.

Shirley worked at the Charlotte Observer for 10 years as a secretary before retiring to be a homemaker.

The family would like to extend a sincere appreciation to Maple Leaf Healthcare staff, Dr. Carla Pence, and Dr. Naren for their sincere kindness and support.

Due to current COVID restrictions, there will be no formal services. Online condolences can be made to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Shirley Snell Harmon.

1 thought on “Shirley Snell Harmon

  1. Robert: Dr. Dunlap, Nance and I send our sympathy in the loss of Shirley. We will always remember her sweet smile and gentle spirit.
    Love and Prayers, Gwen Coley

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