Mary Beth Askew Harris

May 03, 1942 - May 14, 2019

Mary Beth Harris

Mary Beth Askew Harris, 77, of Nederland, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born May 3, 1942, in Center, to Opal Schillings Askew and Buford Askew.

Her greatest joy in life was being a grandma. She loved her grandchildren and absolutely adored her great-granddaughter. She enjoyed attending all of her grandchildren’s events and activities.

Survivors include her daughter, Shelba Laird and her husband, Pat, of Nederland; son, Eddie Lynn Harris, Jr., of Port Neches; grandchildren, Rebecca Gutierrez, of Nederland; Cody Laird and his wife, Britni, of Nederland; and Colin Harris, of Lumberton; great-granddaughter, Skylar Gutierrez; brother, Jackie Askew and his wife, Betty, of Vidor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Opal and B.B. Askew; and brother, Jerry Askew.

A gathering of Ms. Harris’ family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by her memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, Nederland. Her committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 104 North 13th Street, Nederland, Texas 77627.


Gathering of Family and Friends
First United Methodist Church - Nederland
104 13th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Monday, May 20, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Memorial Service
First United Methodist Church - Nederland
13th And Nederland Avenue Nederland, TX 77627
Monday, May 20, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (5)

  • Shirley Kea Stagg

    29 May 2019 at 02:14 | #

    Shelba, I’m so sorry dear. Your mother was always the prettiest lady in the whole neighborhood. She was also the kindest to all of us. God bless you with His peace. I love you!


  • Jackie Lee - Across the hall neighbor.

    18 May 2019 at 20:17 | #

    I just learned of Mary Beth's passing today (5/18/19). I am so sorry. She was such an enjoyable person; and, even though I didn't see her very much lately, it was always a pleasure when I did. I'll miss her. Pls. accept my deepest condolences.


  • Charlotte Metreyeon

    18 May 2019 at 19:25 | #

    Mary Beth, truly had a heart of gold. Such a wonderful friend to so many. My love, thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mary Beth..Mary Beth was so loved by so many and will be missed so much.


  • Judy and John Guidry

    18 May 2019 at 01:27 | #

    Mary Beth was a beautiful woman inside and out. She will be missed. Sending love and prayers to her family


  • Greg Askew

    17 May 2019 at 16:54 | #

    We had a wonderful Aunt, one who never really grew old; her smile was made of sunshine and her heart was solid gold.


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