Marcia G. Harris
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Marcia Gammage Harris died Wednesday, August 4, 2021. She and her husband Lynn Harris were residing in Mauriceville, Orange County where they moved to her "dream home" with a wraparound porch just this year. Prior to moving to Mauriceville, the two lived in Lumberton, Hardin County, Texas. Marcia was born on August 25, 1954, in Beaumont, to her mother, Anna Carolyn Arterberry Gammage (NanNaw) and her Father, James Ernest Gammage (Poppa). Marcia was a 1972 graduate of French High School and a proud member of the Buffalo Bells Drill Team. Marcia and Lynn were long time residence of Lumberton and raised their two boys there. She was a substitute teacher at Lumberton ISD, she retired from Gulf States Utilities and continued to be a huge part of the community.
Marcia touched many lives during her 66 years of life. Mimi didn't have just two boys, she had two boys, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and countless other children that she called her own. Cameron and Parker shared their mother with many others, as they knew she was a "mom" to many. No one that met Marcia ever doubted her love for family and friends. You weren't just a friend you were part of her family and will always be. If you were lucky enough to meet Marcia, then you have experienced a once in a lifetime friend. Her love for people, not just her family, was shown throughout everything she did. Marcia would show up on your doorstep with Valentine, Easter, birthday, Christmas goodies; giving for her was genuine and her blessing to many. She had many friends that remained super close to her, and their monthly luncheons/brunches were very important to her.
Marcia had many hobbies and if you ever saw Marcia at a football game, baseball game, shower, party, or any other special event she was always behind a camera. That was a passion, a hobby, a job, and we all loved her for that. She would create scrapbooks, photobooks, and picture collages for everyone she took pictures for.
Marcia loved people, loved her family and friends but the one person that everyone knew was the apple of her eye was her grandson, Paxton. In the short 7 years, Yaya never missed a thing of Paxton's from baseball, football, grandparent luncheons, awards, etc.
Marcia's survivors include her husband, Lynn Harris; her mother, Anna Gammage of Beaumont; her two sons, Cameron Harris and his wife, Kaleigh of Vidor and Parker Harris and his wife, Breanna of Silsbee; grandson, Paxton Harris and a new granddaughter, Hallie Harris; her siblings Jim Gammage and his wife, Leslie of Leander; Frank Gammage and his wife, Shuan of Lumberton and Melanie Enderle and her husband, Paul of Kountze and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and the ones she called her "adopted" children, "adopted" nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, James Ernest Gammage.
A gathering of Mrs. Harris' family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Broussard's. She will be laid to rest immediately following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.