Mary Joan (Harper) Usery

October 11, 1950April 15, 2021

Mary Joan Harper Usery (70) of Dallas, NC passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Born on October 11, 1950 to Leslie Barton Harper and Dolores Ann Giesen Harper, she was an avid quilter and loved to go camping at Myrtle Beach. Formerly of Englewood, CO, Mary was a devout Christian who loved all of nature, from going to the mountains to visits to the beach. She loved to study the Word of God.

Mary is survived by husband Michael Lewis Usery, son Colin McElveny, stepson Christopher Usery (Dawn) and grandson Jason Usery. She also leaves behind sister Jean L. Anderson and sister-in-law Pamela Harper. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Donald J. Harper.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4pm at Restoring Hope Foursquare Church located at 1026 Dallas Stanley Highway in Dallas.

Condolences may be left at the Usery residence.


  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Mary Joan (Harper) Usery

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Jean Anderson

April 27, 2021

Mary, my sister, my best friend how you will be missed. I will miss your calls and your prayers for me. I will miss the fun we had on messenger with the effects we played with. I know you are with Jesus and very happy but I am sad for myself that you are no longer present in my life but you will always be in my heart.

Carol Rainey

April 23, 2021

Mary came to visit me down in Houston, TX many years ago. She and I were both going through a difficult time and having her come for a visit was such an encouragement to me. I will always cherish the times we had together. She loved the Lord and she and I had such a sweet time of fellowship when I needed it most. I know she is at home in Heaven now and I’ll see her again someday soon. Prayers for her family and those who loved this sweet woman. I know she’ll be missed.

Helen ODaly

April 22, 2021

We live in the same neighborhood. Mary was more than a neighbor. She was a very kind woman who put her love of Christ at the forefront. We were at several election locations at the same time and her message was clear to all. An admirable woman, gone too soon.

Carolyn Herrera

April 20, 2021

My Aunt Mary was like a second mother to me. She was the sweetest, kindest, most compassionate, loving woman I know. We talked almost daily. I have a huge hole in my heart and miss her terribly.