Gloria Joann Harris

Gloria “Joann” Harris, 85, of Crossett, passed away June 15, 2021, at her home.

She was born July 14, 1935, to her parents, Zack and Mary Shipman Roberson.

Joann was a graduate of Fountain Hill High School and a lifelong resident of Ashley County. For many years, she worked as a bank teller at the First National Bank of Crossett.

In her free time, Joann enjoyed completing word search puzzles, watching Wheel of Fortune, and cooking; she was known for her delicious lemon and strawberry pies.

Joann was a kind and gentle soul who loved her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, James “Billy” Gifford, and Wirner Harris; and two sisters, Dorothy Brooks and Maxine “Doodle” Byrd McKee.

Joann is survived by two sons, William “Bill” Gifford (Denise) of Milo and Terry Joe Gifford (Dana) of Fountain Hill; one daughter, Tammy Carpenter of Crossett; one brother, Jimmie Roberson of Bastrop, Louisiana; and eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life graveside service will be held Thursday, June 17 at 10 a.m. at Flat Creek Cemetery in Fountain Hill, with Bro. Chris Sexton officiating. Visitation with family and friends will follow the service.