OBITUARY

Virginia "Virgie" Lee (Ermis) HARPER

August 7, 1927November 12, 2021

Virginia “Virgie” Lee Ermis Harper 8/7/1927- 11/12/2021

Virgie passed away peacefully at Rosemont Assisted Living after a brief illness. Born in Shiner, Texas, Virgie lived most of her life in Beaumont, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents Agnes and Ladimer Ermis, husband of 65-years Henry Harper and youngest son Wayne Lee Harper. She is survived by her brother James Ermis, daughter Linda Ellis and son and daughter-in-law Purvis and Lynn Harper; grandchildren Eric Wayne Ellis, Petria Christine Ellis, Shannon Harper Boyer (husband Danny Boyer), Lauren Harper Lorensen (husband Adam Lorensen), Blake Allen Harper (wife Ashley Harper); great-grandchildren Brayden Boyer, Trystan Boyer, Kameryn Boyer, Virginia Harper, Hannah Lorensen, Olivia Lorensen and Ruby Harper, nieces, nephews and many friends she considered family.

For many years, Virgie and her late husband Henry, were members at McCabe-Robert’s United Methodist Church and Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont. In addition to being actively involved with her children and their many activities, Virgie was active in United Methodist Women, was a board member at Sabine Oaks Assisted Living, and volunteered at Some Other Place where they assisted families and children in need with clothing and supplies. In their autumn years, Virgie and Henry enjoyed traveling and spending time with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

After relocating to Kingwood ten-years ago, to be near their children and grandchildren, they joined Kingwood United Methodist Church. Virgie was a member of the Seekers Sunday School class, the Thursday Women’s Bible study, KUMC’s Emmaus and Kairos communities and volunteered at Society of St. Stephen into her early nineties. Virgie lived a life exemplified by her faith in Christ and love of family. To honor her Czech heritage and servant’s heart, the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Czech Center Museum of Houston {4920 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004) or Society of St. Stephen (PO Box 6989, Kingwood, TX. 77325).

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, November 29, 2021

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Virginia "Virgie" Lee (Ermis) HARPER

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Deborah Sanford

November 29, 2021

When I think of my childhood, the Harper family is always a great memory.
We all attended Roberts Ave. and we all were one family.
I’m sorry to hear about Virgie but Heaven gained another Angel.

Micheal and Emily Harper

November 28, 2021

Aunt Virgie was a truly remarkable Christian lady. We loved her greatly and she will be missed.

Gene Wheat

November 28, 2021

S;orry for your loss. I remember Virgie from when I was a member of Roberts Ave. U.M.C. in Beaumont in the 1960's & 70's. Enjoyed the fellowship with her and Henry while I was an active member of our church.

Gene Wheat

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