Sarah Ann Goodwyn Harmon, 65, of Bon Marche Lane, Raleigh N.C., and a resident of Jefferson, N.C., wife of Jerry M. Harmon, passed away Saturday afternoon, April 20, 2019, after a lengthy illness, at Transitions Hospice in Raleigh.

Sarah’s life was lived with passion and humor and a great love for family and friends. All who met Sarah fell in love with her.

She was a graduate of Northern Durham High School and Appalachian State University, where she received a B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education. Sarah truly loved children and the work she did with them. After many years in the teaching profession, she retired to spend more time and travel with her family. She was a avid Appalachian State football fan and was on the dance team that performed at football and basketball games while in college.

Sarah is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Michael Harmon; and her two sons, Marcus Goodwyn Harmon and wife Gabrielle of Charlotte, and Benjamin Avery Harmon and wife Tatum of Boone. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Liam and Lila Harmon of Charlotte; and by her sister, Beth Goodwyn Chestnut and her husband Dave, and daughter Zoe of Asheville.

Sarah grew up in Durham and was preceded in death by her parents, William Muriel Goodwyn and Mary Frances Harris Goodwyn.

Graveside services and burial for Mrs. Sarah Ann Goodwyn Harmon were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, April 24, 2019 at Mount Lawn Memorial Park And Gardens. Dr. Bo Prosser officiated.

A reception followed the graveside service at the Appalachian State University Football Stadium Fieldhouse.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Children’s Home Society, 604 Meadow Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405.

Online condolences may be sent to the Harmon family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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