Sandra “Sandy” Jane Overcash, 75, of Statesville, N.C., passed away at her home on September 27, 2022. She was born August 4, 1947, to the late Willard and Margaret Overcash. Sandy was a proud graduate of Celeste Henkel High School, Class of 1965.

Sandy was a dedicated and passionate worker at Overcash Machine Shop alongside her father and hero for 28 years. Later she was employed at Elmer’s and Piedmont Fasteners. Most people came to know her best for her time employed at Interstate Bolt and later at Mid-State Bolt for more than 20 years, where she was known as “The Bolt Lady.” She took great pride in assisting customers find solutions to repairing various items they would bring to her.

Sandy was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, co-worker, classmate, and friend to all. She enjoyed helping others, working outside and baking cakes, but her happiest moments were spending time with her pride and joy, her grandchildren. Sandy loved her grandchildren more than anything else. She never missed a dance recital, ball game, graduation, or any special event for her grandchildren.

Sandy was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Statesville. She volunteered her time for many years in the West Iredell High School Band Boosters and also at the North Piedmont Babe Ruth Association.

Sandy was preceded in death by both of her parents, Willard Nebraska Overcash and Margaret Morrison Overcash; her brothers-in-law Clyde “JR” Shaw and Tony Wise; a very special Aunt Betty Sharpe; and former husband, Billy Ray Harris.

Those left to cherish her memory include one daughter, Jan Harris Jenkins; and one son, Willard “Will” Ray Harris (Jennifer); sisters Shelby Shaw and Margie Wise; four grandchildren, Cameron Papazis (Sean), Luke Harris, Lance Harris, and Lane Harris, great grandchild Waylon Harris; former daughter-in-law Brandi Harris; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thank you to her special caregiver at Shuler Healthcare, Deborah Adams; Lori Patterson at Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County; and at home care givers Pam Lewis and April Brown.

If anyone would like to make a donation in Sandy’s honor, please make all donations to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County.

The family will have a private ceremony at Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County to honor her memory at a later date.

2 thoughts on “Sandra Jane Overcash

  1. Sandy was such a sweet lady and I know how much she loved you, Will! You and those boys always put such a beautiful smile on her face. I am terribly sorry for your loss. Many hugs to you and your family in this time of grief.

  2. Ora D. Merritt says:

    To Margie Wise: My condolences to you and your family in loss of your love one. May you all be comforted by God’s promise that, “That weeping only endures for a night but Joy comes in the morning.”

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