In Memory of




Obituary for Jo Harwood Roland

Jo Harwood Roland went to be with Jesus on October 10, 2021.

Jo was born in Bryson City to the late OQ and Bertha Surrett. Jo was a member of Mountain View II Church in Morganton and the Ladies Auxiliary with The Gideons. She retired from Kearfott and worked at Weight Watchers for over 35 years. Jo was an avid doll collector and creator, and she loved to travel.

In addition to her parents, Jo is preceded in death by her children, Kenneth, Kimberly and Sharon Harwood; and sister, Linda Cooke.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 14 years, Gene Roland; daughters, Kathy Jo Parris (Ray) and Christie Ballew; sisters, Mary Bartlett and Edna Mae Bryant; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:00pm at Mountain View II Church, 4692 Dysartsville Road, Morganton, NC 28655. A celebration of life service will immediately follow at the church.

A private graveside service will be at Lauada Cemetery in Bryson City.