OBITUARY

Geraldine D. Harris

January 25, 1932April 27, 2019
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Geraldine “Gerri” Harris of Fort Worth, TX passed peacefully on April 27, 2019 surrounded by the love of her family.

She was born in Phenix City, AL in 1932 and preceded in death by her loving husband, Vular C. Harris Sr, parents Emma Baker and Eddie Denard, brother Herman Tensley, sisters Edna LeBeaux and Norah McClendon, and beautiful granddaughter Rachel.

She is survived by her children; Donna, Vular Jr. (Carin), Karen, and Cheryl (Irvan). She was the proud, devoted, cheerful and loving grandmother of; Jamaal (Joe), Misha (Jason), Brian, Dezrick, Gerald, great grandson Dezrick Lyle, and a host of other family members and friends.

Mrs. Harris was a dedicated military spouse supporting her husband proudly as he served over 21 years in the United States Army. Mrs. Harris and her husband were stationed in many interesting places both abroad and in the United States. She was often a single parent during her husband’s numerous deployments and was the loving matriarch who always put her family first. They finally settled in El Paso, Texas for the next 40 years. She worked several years in sales where her enthusiasm and attentiveness earned her a loyal customer base. Mrs. Harris was an entrepreneur and her outstanding reputation sustained her in business for many years.

Mrs. Harris enjoyed bowling, spending time with her grandchildren, bingo, and entertaining others. As a hobby, she made therapeutic rice bags for the comfort of family and friends, which made their way to various countries. Mrs. Harris was the life of the party!

Mrs. Harris was a longtime member of McCombs Baptist Church before retiring to Fort Worth, TX where she became a member of Chapel by the Lake led by Dr. Scott Kelly. The joyful community of Villas by The Lake warmly embraced Geraldine and husband Vular.

Special thanks to Kathryn McCormick Swain and Mary Miller of The Vantage at Cityview for their loving care of our dearest mother.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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Dr Vera CarterShields

May 6, 2019

Mrs Geraldine Harris was a classy Lady And master of the community she lived in and will be remembered for just that!
Mrs Harris never knew a stranger and loved everyone as if she was their own. A keen business women and had her fingers in a lot of things but all came from her heart. She loved a good debate and sometimes I was not sure what side she was on. As a kid we spent more time at her house as well as ours with her children growing up and all life goals and rewards were shared. Mrs Harris will truely be missed... but her mark lived on in our hearts. God Bless the Legacy she left in her children and friends. Vera

Brenda Vanley

May 4, 2019

Mrs Harris will always hold a special place in our hearts and truly will be remembered for her kindness and generosity to our family. Heaven will will be laughing and our Lord will have the biggest smile on his face once Mrs Harris starts talking and seeing what she thinks needs to be done. Such a wonderful lady and full of love for her children and grandchildren. Love, Pastor Vanley and Brenda.

Jackie Messer

May 2, 2019

I enjoyed visiting with Geri when she sat on her front porch at the Villas. She was a loving, compassionate and caring person. She always was thinking of others and would present them gifts. I still have her, I don't what you call it but it is used to relieve pain by putting it in the freezer to make a cold pack or heating it in the microwave to make a hot pack, in my freezer and I think of her every time I see it. Prayers for her family as they grieve their loss.
Love,
Jackie Messer

Barbara Gillis

May 1, 2019

To Karen and the Harris Family you have my sincere condolences! Your Mom and I had a wonderful relationship as neighbors! She was a very thoughtful and caring, generous person. I missed our daily. communication and laughs while we were neighbors. She loved and talked about her family a lot. May God be with you is my prayer!

Dr. Lynn Ferrell

April 30, 2019

I am forever grateful to have known Mrs. Harris. She embraced me as one of her daughters and taught me how to make Rice Packs. Being in her presence, I always felt special and couldn't help but get caught up in her infectious, happy spirit.
Karen, I know this is a rough time, but you and your siblings have so many, wonderful memories to share. I know you will lean on one another as you always have. You have such a wonderful family, but of course you couldn't help but be, given your parents and the love they imparted to you. Please know, that I am here for you all.
With much love,
Lynn

Ms. Virdell May

April 30, 2019

Our Prayers and thoughts are with you'll. May God Bless and keep you'll in the time of sorrow. She will truly be missed but never ever forgotten.

Our G.G
Chef Fred, Ms.V. Alvin, Marcus, Robin, Ms. Rose..... The Dream Team from the Vantage

Lori Husch

April 29, 2019

While I never actually met Mrs. Harris, I do have the pleasure of working with her daughter Karen. The love in this family is so evident everytime she speaks of you all. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Know she will never truly be gone, as she lives on in all of you.

Lynnette Shannon

April 29, 2019

Gerri was an amazing woman who had such an awesome sense of humor and will forever remain in our hearts 💕 😘🥰. Peace and blessings to her family who remain in our thoughts and prayers. Love you, Lynnette & Grace

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Biography

Geraldine “Gerri” Harris of Fort Worth, TX passed peacefully on April 27, 2019 surrounded by the love of her family.

She was born in Phenix City, AL in 1932 and preceded in death by her loving husband, Vular C. Harris Sr, parents Emma Baker and Eddie Denard, brother Herman Tensley, sisters Edna LeBeaux and Norah McClendon, and beautiful granddaughter Rachel.


She is survived by her children; Donna, Vular Jr. (Carin), Karen, and Cheryl (Irvan). She was the proud, devoted, cheerful and loving grandmother of; Jamaal (Joe), Misha (Jason), Brian, Dezrick, Gerald, great grandson Dezrick Lyle, and a host of other family members and friends.

Mrs. Harris was a dedicated military spouse supporting her husband proudly as he served over 21 years in the United States Army. Mrs. Harris and her husband were stationed in many interesting places both abroad and in the United States. She was often a single parent during her husband’s numerous deployments and was the loving matriarch who always put her family first. They finally settled in El Paso, Texas for the next 40 years. She worked several years in sales where her enthusiasm and attentiveness earned her a loyal customer base. Mrs. Harris was an entrepreneur and her outstanding reputation sustained her in business for many years.

Mrs. Harris enjoyed bowling, spending time with her grandchildren, bingo, and entertaining others. As a hobby, she made therapeutic rice bags for the comfort of family and friends, which made their way to various countries. Mrs. Harris was the life of the party!

Mrs. Harris was a longtime member of McCombs Baptist Church before retiring to Fort Worth, TX where she became members of Chapel by the Lake led by Dr. Scott Kelly. The joyful community of Villas by The Lake warmly embraced Geraldine and husband Vular.

Special thanks to Kathryn McCormick Swain and Mary Miller of The Vantage at Cityview for their loving care of our dearest mother.