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Effie Marie (Mama Dear) Harris

Memorial for Effie Marie (Mama Dear) Harris

Born in Cedar Creek, Texas on Aug. 15, 1927
Departed on Jul. 31, 2010 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Aug. 6, 2010
09:00 am - 7:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010
11:00 am
Cemetery: Mt. Olive Cemetery
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The sun rose for Effie Dixon Harris August 15, 1927. The sun set on July 31, 2010. She was the second of nine children born to the late Jason and Julia Dixon in Cedar Creek, Texas. She attended the Bastrop Independent School District.

She united in marriage to Mitchell Harris, Jr. on March 3, 1948. They were married for 58 years.

Effie professed a hope in Christ at an early age. She was an active member at David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend James Obey, and she continued under Reverend Joseph Parker until her illness.

She was employed with the University of Texas and Austin Independent School District where she later retired.

Effie was preceded in death by husband and daughter, Mitchell and Charlotte Harris; three sisters, Stella Benford, Annie Mae Price and Lucy Furch; and one brother, Joseph Lee Dixon.

She leaves to cherish her memory three sisters, Clara Jackson, Julia Aldridge, Marie Melton; one brother, Jason Dixon, Jr.; two daughters, Julia Williams, Ethel Harris; five sons, Bennie Lee, Charles, Raydel (Faye), Royie, Donell (Lynn); nineteen grandchildren; thirty-eight great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.


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