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Nancy Cocilo Harris

April 16, 1953 — December 13, 2023


Nancy Carol Cocilo Harris, 70, of Statesville, died Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at Glenwood Nursing and Rehab in Mooresville.

She was born in Iredell County on April 16, 1953, to the late Benedict John Cocilo, Sr. and Melba Eagle Cocilo. Nancy was a member of Monticello Methodist Church and had worked as an administrator in the mental health field and later as an in-home health care aide. She loved cooking and baking, fishing, and going to the beach- especially with her sisters. She spent a lot of time cooking and delivering Meals on Wheels and truly loved the people she met. She always thought about others. Most of all, she loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart and cherished every moment she spent with them.

Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Jonathan Harris (Jessica), Joey Harris (Beth), a daughter, Mandi Harris (Wes Heffernan), five grandchildren, Kaleb Heffernan, Paxton Heffernan, Julie Harris, Jordan Harris, Sam Harris, a brother, Benny Cocilo, Jr. (Karen), and two sisters, Debby Sipe (Eddy), and Tricia Cocilo.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, December 17, 2023, at 3:00 pm in the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Amy Spivey officiating. The family will visit with friends following the service.   To view her Celebration Life Service, please visit

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Harris family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel

135 E. Front St., Statesville, NC 28677

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Sunday, December 17, 2023

Starts at 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

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