Patricia Morgan Harden

May 18, 1939 - March 18, 2020
Patricia Morgan Harden


Patricia Morgan Harden, age 80, of the Porters Neck Community in Wilmington, N.C. passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the SECU Hospice in Pittsboro, N.C.

She was born in Durham, N.C. on May 18, 1939, to the late Katie Green Morgan and Reuben Henry Morgan.

Patricia was a member of Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church in Scotts Hill.

A graduate of Mars Hill College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Patricia retired from the New Hanover County School System after a 30-year teaching career. She was a long-time member and former president of the local International Educators’ Society, Delta Kappa Gamma, as well as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed dancing, reading, playing bridge and traveling.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Allen Harden; daughter, Cheryl Harden and her fiancé David Leonhardt of Charleston, S.C.; son, Jeffrey Harden and his wife Denise, and granddaughter, Vanessa Harden, of Manassas, Va.

Her Memorial Service will be held 3:30 Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church in Scotts Hill. The family will see friends an hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice at UNC HeathCare 100 Roundtree Way, Pittsboro, NC 27312

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington, N.C., 28403, 910-791-9099.


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  • March 21, 2020
    Barbara Harden lit a candle:
    Lit since March 21, 2020 at 3:57:14 PM

  • March 23, 2020
    Alphus Herndon says:
    Joe, my condolences go out to you and your other family members. I have known Pat throughout my lifetime, growing up in the same church and going to the same school..Your loss is felt by many that loved this dear lady.

  • March 24, 2020
    Audrey Evans says:
    Joe and family, I'm so sadden to hear about Pat. She was always someone I looked up to when we were younger and always glad to see when we did see each other. Such good memories. Take care. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

  • March 24, 2020
    Kelly Stevens says:
    Very saddened to learn of this news. Pat was a wonderful person. My family and I will keep Joe and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • March 26, 2020
    Dorris Sherman says:
    I was lucky enough to call Pat my friend for over 60 years. She was generous, dependable and fun to be around. My love and prayers go out to her family.