Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home & Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park
5725 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX
Mrs. Hue Leita Harvey
July 25, 1930 – May 17, 2020
Hue Leita Zachry Fry Harvey (age 89), a humble servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, was called home on May 17, 2020.
She was surrounded by her husband Tom Harvey and children at the time of her death in Bedford, TX. Her unwavering faith in God and fighting spirit carried her through her final days of failing health.
Hue Leita was born in Temple, Texas on July 25, 1930 to Hewlett David Zachry and Leita Wilbanks Zachry. Because her father was in construction, Hue Leita moved 12 times before she entered the 9th grade. The Zachry family finally chose Corpus Christi as the place to settle down and Hue Leita graduated in 1947 from Corpus Christi High School, now known as Miller High School.
Hue Leita gained her servant heart from her mother and maternal grandfather while growing up. Her mom told her, “You can never out give God. If you give to others, especially those that can’t give back, God will bless the gift and you will never be in need.” She experienced this blessing time after time with so many that the Lord put in her life’s path.
Childhood car trips were most memorable to Hue Leita as her parents would sing hymns together while driving down the road. Some of her favorite moments included her father singing “The Old Rugged Cross” and “It Is Well With My Soul”. She inherited her father’s vocal talent which led her to perform on the radio as a child and of course, the choir at all the different churches she attended throughout her life. She once said, “I think God gave us talents and gifts and what we do with them are our gifts to Him.”
Serving at her church at North Richland Hills Baptist over the last 20 years was a huge part of her life. Whether it was singing in the choir or volunteering in the nursery, Hue Leita loved devoting her time to those ministries. It was there at NRHBC where she met and married her second husband Tom in 2006. Hue Leita did a wonderful job of blending the two families of Harvey’s and Fry’s while she continued her walk with the Lord. Some advice she gave, “You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving.”
Hue Leita attended Del Mar Jr. College for two years before graduating from Baylor University in 1951 with a major in Home Economics. This degree would certainly come in handy as a stay-at-home mom raising five children. She met her first husband, Hayden Fry, when he was a student-coach of the women’s flag football team at Baylor. She spent many days in the stands of athletic events and was the Fry family’s biggest fan. After her children were grown and she was divorced, Hue Leita earned an associate RN degree from Cooke County College in 1984 and worked as a nurse in the newborn unit at Fort Worth's Harris Methodist Hospital for 16 years before retiring. She once said, “Sometimes God will bring you to your knees so you will look up and find him.”
Hue Leita loved volunteering for the Republican Party, teaching ESL classes, serving on the “God Squad” at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia and water aerobics. But most of all, she enjoyed the fellowship she experienced in Bible Study and Sunday School classes while sharing her passion for the Lord with others. She was never hesitant to stop and pray with and for others. Her favorite bible verse was Jeremiah 29:11-14.
Hue Leita was preceded in death by her parents and brother Charles Dawson Zachry. She leaves behind so many that will forever miss her sense of humor, home cooked meals, giving and loving spirit and dedication to family. Survivors include her devoted husband Tom Harvey; children Randy Fry, Zach Fry, Kelly Fry, Adrian Fry, Robin Fry; stepchildren Tom Harvey Jr. (wife Marilee), Becky Lane (husband Robb), Jim Harvey (wife Peggy); grandchildren Kelli Roan, Jordan Fry, Lauren Fry, Haley Fry, Dustin Lane (wife Michele), Dakota Lane, Jake Harvey, Tyler Harvey (wife Hillary), Jolynn Culpepper (husband Allen); and great grandchildren Malaya Fry, Kaitlyn White, Gage Lane, Jase Lane, Skyler Culpepper, Taylor Culpepper, and Oliver Culpepper.
We rejoice in knowing that Hue Leita has finally met her Maker and we can’t wait to see her again in Heaven. Rest in His Grace and Mercy.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday May 21st, 11:00 a.m. at North Richland Hills Baptist Church with viewing 90 minutes prior. A private burial will follow. An additional Celebration of Life will be held on Hue Leita’s birthday July 25th (TBD).
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Hue Leita Harvey’s name to CROSS CHURCH DFW, 10321 U.S. 287, Ft. Worth, TX 76131
- Hue Leita was preceded in death by her parents and brother Charles Dawson Zachry. She leaves behind so many that will forever miss her sense of humor, home cooked meals, giving and loving spirit and dedication to family. Survivors include her devoted husband Tom Harvey; children Randy Fry, Zach Fry, Kelly Fry, Adrian Fry, Robin Fry; stepchildren Tom Harvey Jr. (wife Marilee), Becky Lane (husband Robb), Jim Harvey (wife Peggy); grandchildren Kelli Roan, Jordan Fry, Lauren Fry, Haley Fry, Dustin Lane (wife Michele), Dakota Lane, Jake Harvey, Tyler Harvey (wife Hillary), Jolynn Culpepper (husband Allen); and great grandchildren Malaya Fry, Kaitlyn White, Gage Lane, Jase Lane, Skyler Culpepper, Taylor Culpepper, and Oliver Culpepper.
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- Cross Church DFW
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Mrs. Hue Leita Harvey
May 21, 2020
Hue Lita always faithful to work, smile, offer suggestions and showed her caring spirit
May 19, 2020
We were friends from the time to came to NRHBC and we were in Bible Study and
Choir together went in lots of trips together!We worked I Nursery together,loved our babies!
A very special Friend and I miss her already
So thankful she is with our Savior now💞💘
May 19, 2020
My heart goes out to all of the Fry Siblings. I was the Athletic Trainer at North Texas when Mrs. Hue Lieta was the First Lady of Football. She went out of her way to be kind and helpful to my wife and me. I will never forget that. what a wonderful lady.
John & Beverly Porche
May 19, 2020
My name is Bobby Owen,and I went to school in Rockwall Texas with Zach,Kelly,and Abe,as I knew him back then.Abe and I played basketball together,and we spent some time together at his family home from time to time.
I am saddened to hear of the passing of your most cherished family member.I hope that your family leans on Jesus in prayer for the strength to get through this difficult time.
May God Bless Your Family!
May 18, 2020
We worked together in the newborn nursery for a couple of years. I grew to love her and really enjoyed her sense of humor. Her love for the Lord was so obvious in the way she cared for the tiny babies and encouraged the new parents.