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Vera Lee Harrison

September 24, 1927 — June 19, 2018

Vera Lee Harrison

Vera Lee Crenshaw-Harrison born on September 24, 1927, to the parentage of Joseph and Mariah Crenshaw in Kildare, Texas. She received her formal education in Linden School District now known and CISD, Linden, Texas.

She confessed Christ at an early age under the pastoral leadership of the late Rev. C.L. Garrett, Pastor of the St. John Baptist Church, Kildare Texas. As a young girl her mother Mariah made sure she and her siblings had a foundation as they made their way to St. John each Sunday in their Sunday best.

After High School, in 1945 she met and married the most handsome and debonair man in Cass County, Mr. Manual Harrison, who preceded her in death. To this union eight (8) children were born, the two younger sons Odell (bubba) Harrison and Billy (Simple) Harrison preceded her in death. She raised her children to trust God and be respectable in all things.

After moving to Commerce, Texas, she united with the True Vine Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of the late Rev. Larry Price, currently pastored by Rev. M. Clay Price. She was faithful until her health began to fail. She searched the scriptures daily and stood on her faith. Along her journey she continued to plant seeds of faith and time and time again we witnessed her mustard seed faith (Luke 17:6) in action. She always said, “whatever happens, it is well with my soul”. Her favorite song was Precious Lord. As she traveled this journey and life took a toll on her body and memory, she would write down what she had read in the scriptures. Her Grandchildren and great-great grandchildren kept her young at heart and she lived life to the fullest.

She leaves to cherish her memories, six (6) children, Manual Harrison, Commerce Texas, Johnny Lee Harrison(Joann), Dallas, Texas, Minnie Luckey (John), Commerce, Texas, Ora Rhodes (Johnny, deceased), Commerce, Texas, Jewel Nealon (Gary), Dallas, Texas and Teresa Craddock (Mark) of Lancaster, Texas. Thirty-seven (37) grandchildren, ninety-two (92) great-grands, forty-two (42) great-great grands and a host of nieces and nephews, family that loved her untiredly. Three (3) sisters, Leatrice Rainey, Kildare, Texas, Horsie Crenshaw, Jefferson, Texas and Mary Gaither, Amarillo, Texas. One brother Bishop Houston Crenshaw, Wasco, California and many friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Commerce with Rev. Ronald Richardson officiating and Rev. Clay Price eulogist.

Pallbearers will be Robert Craddock, Jonathan Luckey, JaCory Nealon, James Earl Richardson, Christopher Harrison and Odell Harrison.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Luckey Jr., Randy Reynolds, Fred Johnson and Larry Luckey.

Burial will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.

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Mount Moriah Baptist Church
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  • 1201 Champion Ln
    Commerce, Texas 75428


Rosemound Cemetery
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  • 501 Pritchard Road
    Commerce, Texas 75428
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