Funeral services for Lucille Edna Hellweg Harris, age 95 of Jacksonville are scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2018 at New Life Church, Jacksonville with Rev. A. B. Keating officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
Mrs. Harris passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Jacksonville.
Lucille was born on July 20, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri to Edgar and Lucille Hellweg. She attended Zion Lutheran School in Ferguson, Missouri through the 8th Grade. Lucille made her way to Texas in 1948 and lived in Galena Park. In 1992, she and her husband, Marvin, of almost 50 years, retired to Jacksonville.
Lucille was known as "Babe", "Momma", "Memaw", "Sister Harris", or "Dear Friend" to those who knew and loved her. Sister Harris loved and feared the Lord. She hid His Word in her heart by studying the Holy Bible, reading it at least 5 times in her lifetime before losing most of her eyesight.
Daily, Lucille listened to Bible CD's, Sermons, and Christian radio messages. She was always ready to give her testimony that Jesus was in her heart and He was the reason for her joy and hope. She attended and served her church, "not to forsake the gathering of believers". She gave offerings, tithed faithfully and loved to raise her hands to the Lord in worship.
Lucille played the guitar by ear and loved singing Christian music and writing her own praise and worship songs. Family and friends loved to hear her sing her songs; "He is in My Heart", "A Happy Birthday to You", "Sunshine in My Soul", and "Put Me in Your Pocket".
Babe would talk on the phone every Saturday to her brother "Buddy" of St. Louis and reminisce about the days of their childhood together.
Growing up during the Great Depression made "Momma" a resourceful and thrifty homemaker as she cared for her husband, raised her six children and cared for several grandchildren in her home. She loved to visit over a cup of coffee, crochet, and collect recipes to cook for family and friends.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, husband Marvin Harris; brothers, Edgar "Buddy" & Wayne Hellweg; daughter, Sandy Parker; son, Mike Harris; grandsons, David & Erick Harris; and granddaughter, Christy Harris.
Left to cherish her memory are Sister-in-Law, Miriam Porter of Cook's Station, Missouri; Son-in-Law, Robert Parker of Jacksonville; Daughter-in-Law, Diana Harris of Jacksonville, Daughter, Barbara Tyndall & husband Tom of Pasadena, TX; sons, Billy Harris & wife Shirley of Houston, Bobby Harris & wife Dianne of McMinnville, TN, Richard Harris & wife Ernestine of Katy, TX; grandchildren, Troy Parker & wife Rhonda of Jacksonville, Paige Yancey & Kerry Coman of Jacksonville, David Harris & wife Jessica of Spring, Tx, Stacey Crimmins & husband David of Spring, Tx, Todd Harris & wife Sheri of Murfreesboro, TN, Chaz Linde & wife Tracy of Houston, Scotty Fairlie of Palestine, Tx, Tami Tyndall & Traci Adi of Pasadena, Tx, Charles Harris of Houston; great-grandchildren, Preston Parker & wife Randa of Jacksonville, Valerie Miller & husband Taylor of Jacksonville, Tate Yancey of Jacksonville, Andrew, Mckenna and Chloe Harris of Murfreesboro, TN, Anastasia, David Jr., Jonah Crimmins of Spring, Tx, Zachary & Autumn Linde of Houston; great-great grandson, Graham Parker of Jacksonville; caretaker, Lisa Moody; special friend, Mark Daniel of Wentzville, MO; numerous nieces & nephews, church family at New Life Church of Jacksonville, caregivers at Senior Care of Jacksonville, and Heart to Heart Hospice.
Pallbearers will be Allen Bramlett, David Crimmins, David Harris, Todd Harris, Taylor Miller, Todd Parrish.
Memorial donations to KBJS Christian Radio, PO Box 193, Jacksonville, TX 75766.
Published on March 9, 2018