Jodi Carolyn Harriman passed away December 23rd, 2021.
Jodi is survived by her parents Darlene Garcia, of Bostic, and Frank Harriman, of Dorchester County, Maryland. She is also survived by her sister, Amanda Byers (Wes) of New Orleans, Louisiana; her brother, Brian Harriman, of Hollywood, Florida; her grandmother, Judith Pruett, of Bostic; her grandfather, Andrew Tolomeo, of Bostic; her aunts Diana Beheler, of Bostic, Mechelle O’Laughlin (Dennis), of Golden Valley, and Joyce Stanley (Mike) of Hollywood, Florida, among others; her uncles Dale Beheler, of Ellenboro, John Truax (Cindy) of Pennsylvania, Richard Truax (Cindy) of Maryland, Bill Truax (Cathy) of Delaware, and Steven Smyer, of New Jersey; her cousins Donna Truax, of Pennsylvania, and Jen Truax, of Maryland, Chris O’Laughlin (Stephanie) of Morganton, Ashley Villa (Juan), of Weston, Florida, and Kai Stanley, of Hollywood, Florida. Jodi was also very close with her cousins, Brittany Beheler, of Bostic, and Hannah Beheler, of Shelby. Jodi’s boyfriend, Anthony Vasquez, of Shelby, is also left to cherish her memory.
Jodi shone so brightly during her time here on this earth. She will be remembered for her whip-smart humor, her contagious smile, and her deep compassion for other people. Despite her trials, Jodi managed to touch many lives and make a considerable impact on everyone she knew. She will be remembered as a funny, smart, caring woman, as a giver of thoughtful gifts, and as a lover of animals. By her nature, Jodi was a caregiver, a defender, and an advocate for those who shared her struggles.
Although Jodi enjoyed makeup and dressing in pretty clothes, she was by no means strictly a girly-girl. Whether through hard work, outdoor excursions, or driving in fast cars, Jodi did not demur from adventure. She wanted to experience life to its fullest. She enjoyed traveling, trying new foods, and having the most exhilarating experiences possible. More than anything, Jodi wanted to show everyone the love she so desperately wanted in return. The profound loss her family and friends feel is difficult to put into words, but what is certain is that Jodi will be dearly missed and held forever in our hearts.
A private ceremony for her immediate family will be held. An additional memorial for Jodi’s many loved ones will be held at Sunday, January 9th, at 5 p.m. at the pond by Isothermal.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the U & I Enrichment Center, a local, faith-based organization that aims to help those struggling with issues related to addiction and incarceration. In keeping with Jodi’s wishes to help others, the U & I Enrichment Center will be raising funds in Jodi’s honor to benefit those in need here in Rutherford County.
They can be found on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/UandIEnrichmentCenter/
A direct link to the donation portal can be found here: PayPal.me/uandienrichment