Marie Harrell died November 19, 2008 in Abilene. Visitation was on Friday, November 21, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at North’s Funeral Home, 242 Orange in Abilene, Texas. Memorial service was held Saturday, November 22, at 10:00 a.m. at North’s Funeral Home with burial following at the Chappel Cemetery in Chappel, Texas at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Tim Temple officiated the services.
Marie was born May 29, 1920 in San Saba, Texas to Z.T. and Ella Mae Sullivan. She married Joab B. Harrell, Jr. on July 28, 1940 in Lampasas, Texas. They lived in Austin, Texas while J.B. completed college at the University of Texas and eventually moved to Breckenridge where they lived until moving to Abilene in 1957. Marie was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Abilene Bible Church where she volunteered for many years with the Printed Page Ministry.
Marie was preceded in death by her mother, Ella Mae Sullivan; father, Z.T. Sullivan; sisters, Billy Moore and Irene Ellis; and brother, Clofus Z. Sullivan.
Marie is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, J.B. Harrell, Jr.; son, Ron and his wife Ronna Harrell of Abilene; daughter Debbie Evans of Dallas; grandchildren, Lezli Harrell of Austin; Jason Harrell of Dallas; Abby Evans and Katy Evans, both of Dallas; and great-grandchildren, Hannah and Henry Harrell.
Marie was a fine Christian woman and a faithful prayer warrior. She enjoyed hiking and horseback riding in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. She also loved watching and photographing wildlife and birds. She has left many fond memories for her family and friends to cherish. She was beloved by many and will be greatly missed.
Memorials may be made to The Printed Page Ministries at the Abilene Bible Church or to the Chappel Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 322, San Saba, Texas 76877.
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