Lillie Mae Harris
- October 15, 1930 - March 30, 2012
- Casa, Arkansas
of Lillie's Passing
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“It's been 5 months today since Mamaw has gone home to Heaven. I miss her more and more everyday. I find myself picking up the phone to call her just...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Wendy Sullenger - Granddaughter
“I knew my great grandmother for 11 years, it was a couple of days before my birthday when she passed. And everyday I thank God that I had a chance to...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: abbywagner - Russellville, AR, AR
“Betty, What a wonderful life and family your mother had - We are so sorry for your and your family's loss . Our prayers are with you -
Eva...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Eva Bakalekos - Sherwood , AR
“You will be loved and missed, Mamaw. My memories of spending time with you are many and I will always cherish them.
Your determination and...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Amy Bynum Whitehead - Conway, AR
“Prayer"s being uplifted for all the family and may the good Lord bless!!!!
5 of 17 | Posted by: Darvin Reno - Friend
“Dear Betty and Family:
While I know words cannot begin to help with the loss you now feel, I want you to know you are all in my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Patty Allison - Morrilton, AR
“The first time I met Miss Lillie I fell in love with her. I will miss her greatly. My prayers go out to her family and friends.
So...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa Sullenger Cable - AR
“She was a wonderful woman, always there for me during trying times with a word of wisdom and a hug. My memories are many, they are all good, and my...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Sheila Miller - Quitman, TX
“Betty and family, I know how hard it is to lose a Mother. But she will always be in your heart and memories.
Shirley and Gary Zimmerman
9 of 17 | Posted by: Shirley Zimmerman - Oppelo, AR
“I love you so much. You can't imagine how much I will miss u, My mom and my best friend. My only consolation is that you are in heaven with our dear...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Patricia Morris - Morrilton, AR
“There are no words to describe the heartache I feel without Mamaw here! She was the strongest woman no matter what the circumstance! I rejoice in...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Wendy Sullenger - Morrilton, AR
“I would like to send condolences to you all. I do believe that Mrs. Lillie Mae has an extremely wonderful legacy to leave behind. She was everyone...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Kitty Coates - Casa, AR - friend
“I have lots of good memories of playing with Betty Sue and Patricia as kids. Lilly Mae and Podunk was always very nice to me and always made me feel...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: JEANNIE (HONEYCUTT) HENDERSON - AR
“When I remember Aunt Lillie I remember her big brown eyes and that big smile. She was truly a strong individual who was very accepting of everyone. ...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Vicki Self Quinn - AR
“Jerry & I would like to express our deepest sympathy to Betty and the rest of the family. Ms Lillie Mae was a treasure. We enjoyed visiting with her...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Jerry and Barbara Ashby - AR
“My mother lived every day to its fullest. I never heard her complain about her circumstances. She was a woman who had an idea about how a wife,...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Alene Bynum - Russellville, AR
“Mamaw you are missed so much already. You were such a great mother,grandmother,great grandmother and especially a friend. I thank God for giving you...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: shannon smart - atkins, AR
Lillie Mae Harris, 81, of Casa, Arkansas, left this world on March 30, 2012, to be with her deceased daughter, Angela Kay Harris, and God in heaven. Lillie Mae, or Mamaw as she was called by her children and grandchildren, was born in Homewood, Arkansas, on October 15, 1930.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Alan Russell Harris of Casa, Arkansas; three daughters and sons-in-law Betty and Clinton Brixey of Casa, Patricia and J. R. Morris of Morrilton, and Alene and John Bynum of Russellville.
She is survived and was loved dearly by her nine (9) grandchildren and spouses Shannon (Scott) Smart, Keith (Nicki) Brixey, Tammy Short, Wendy (Robby) Sullenger, Darin (Candace) Brixey, Candace Wagner, Jennifer (Tim) Alderson, Amy (Derek) Whitehead, and Michael Bynum
She is survived by sixteen (16) great grandchildren Morgan (Jake) Pack, Waid Rainey, Courtney Kirkland, Mallory Smart, Chloe Kirkland, Amber Stover, Matthew Wagner, Colt Short, Abby Wagner, Cody Short, Tyler Kirkland, Isabella Brixey, Cailey Stover, Jake Brixey, Grant Alderson, and Patience Brixey.
She was blessed with one great-great granddaughter, her namesake, Paisley Lily-Ann Pack.
She was the daughter of the late Cleve and Viola (Fowler) Kendrick of Adona, Arkansas. She is survived by a sister, Pauline Walden of Adona, and was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers. She is survived by many other relatives and friends.
Mamaw's life was centered on her husband and children. She worked at Levi Strauss, sold Avon, operated Lillie's Beauty Shop in Casa, worked at Petit Jean Mather's Lodge, and was a Perry County election official. Her most enjoyable work in life was as a farm wife. She loved to work in her garden, and she canned food for her children and grandchildren. She taught her children and grandchildren to have a good work ethic and have unconditional love for your family.
She will be long remembered for her brilliant Fourth of July fireworks display in her pasture, which she provided for her friends, family and community. Mamaw loved life and gave generously to many worthy causes. She was a good and honest woman. She faced death without fear and remained determined to live each day to the fullest with her husband and children.
Visitation will be at Shinn Funeral Service in Russellville, Arkansas on Monday, April 2, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Casa, Arkansas, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Joe Phillips will officiate.
Pall bearers will be her grandsons Keith Brixey, Darin Brixey, Scott Smart, Robby Sullenger, Michael Bynum and Derek Whitehead.
The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com.