Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors

5400 Bell Avenue, Amarillo, TX


Elbie Harris Heard

July 26, 1918February 29, 2020

Elbie Harris Heard, 101, of Amarillo passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020. She was born July 26, 1918 in Greer County, Oklahoma to the late Jerome and Dona Harris. She will be remembered for her great meals, sewing and gardening, abounding love, and willingness to help whenever needed. She loved her friends, family and church.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Nall of Austin; sons, Dr. Virgil (Patricia) Heard of Ingleside, Dr. Mark (Mary) Heard of Cuero; grandchildren, Joseph Nall II of Austin, Nancy Thompson of Dallas, John Heard of Ingleside and Rene Moore of Paris; twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ira Heard; sisters, Mary Howard, Sarah Johnston, Edna McClung and Jesse Hazel; brothers, Calvin Harris and Carl Harris; grandchildren, Alston Heard and Andrew Heard.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Cuero Building Fund or Paramount Baptist Church of Amarillo Building Fund.


  • Visitation Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 7, 2020
  • Interment Saturday, March 7, 2020


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Patricia Milford

March 6, 2020

The heavens rejoiced when this wonderful lady went home to be with her Savior. I lived across the alley from Mrs. Heard. I was so excited to see her at her 100th birthday party. So sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed by her church family.