Richard “Joey” Joel Harrell

July 5, 1965 - June 28, 2014
Richard “Joey” Joel Harrell

*REVISED SERVICES*

Richard “Joey” Harrell, age 48 of Wilmington passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Surviving are his loving wife, Michelle Duffer – Harrell; only son, Brandon Harrell; daughters, Ashley Harrell and Elaina Gasparino; one granddaughter; loving brothers, Scott Harrell and wife Teresa, Willie Case and numerous other family.

He was born July 5, 1965 in Wilmington, North Carolina the son of Luna Martin Godwin and the late Richard Joel Harrell, Sr.

Joey was passionate about music and a talented musician who played guitar and bass for numerous bands on the East Coast. He was a devoted and loving husband and father who put his family first and delighted in the time spent with his son.

A VISITATION HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY JULY 5, 2014 FROM 2:00 PM UNTIL 5:00 PM AT THE WILMINGTON FUNERAL CHAPEL DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1404 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401 or the Surfrider Foundation, PO Box 6010, San Clemente, CA 92674.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • July 01, 2014
    Vallery Coleman Shoe says:
    Michelle and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. When we lose a loved one, all we have are our memories and the hope of meeting again. It is my prayer for you, that you hold close to your heart your fond memories and they pull you thru on those lonesome days! May God wrap his arms around you and squeeze you with his love. May He be your guide during this most difficult time. Most sincere, Vallery Coleman Shoe

  • July 01, 2014
    David Summerlin says:
    Joey was a wonderful person and a great friend . A great musician and loved by everyone. I will truly miss him and all the joy he brought to those around him.

  • July 01, 2014
    Judith Harrell says:
    I'm so sorry to know of Joey's passing. May your loving memories bring you comfort and joy.

  • July 01, 2014
    Bruce Morrison says:
    Our prayers go out to you and your family.

  • July 01, 2014
    Bobby Grissom says:
    Joey was a great person and friend .will be so missed