Geryl Harris Pittenger

March 21, 1959February 26, 2019

Geryl Harris Pittenger, 59 of Wilmington, passed away on February 26, 2019.

Geryl was born March 21, 1959 in Hickory, NC to the late Jerry and Cindy Harris. She had attended St. Philips Episcopal Church, Geryl will be remembered for her love of animals, especially horses and parakeets. She was an advocate for those with autism. Geryl was a very loving woman and will be greatly missed. Hayley was her only daughter, she gave her the world even though she couldn't afford it.

Survivors include her daughter Hayley Pittenger, her aunt Larcie Story, and cousins in the Hickory area.

A celebration of life service will be held on April 13th, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Southport.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC.


13 April

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

St. Philips Episcopal Church

Southport, NC


Geryl Harris Pittenger

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Mary Beth Yount Rogers

March 10, 2019

Geryl Harris was one of my best friends growing up in Hickory! We went to Highland Elementary, College Park Junior High, and Hickory High and we both attended Viewmont Baptist Church! I have so many wonderful memories of Geryl...spending the night at either her or my house, camping out in our backyards, going to my family farm and riding horses...all night bowling with our youth group...mission trips to Ohio doing backyard Bibleschool....running through church hallways...we were always laughing and up to something! I just want the world to know that she brought joy to my life and laughter to my heart in my early years. May the Lord bless her family and her daughter in the days to come.