Marcia Harris

August 25, 1954 - August 4, 2021

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.

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Jane Ray Kemplay

Prayers for you all. Wonderful memories growing up in North End, church, dates! Lots of love and laughter remembered with Marsha. May she rest in peace.

Don Castolenia

I am devastated at the news of Marcia’s leaving us to a better and more peaceful atmosphere. I knew Marcia loved taking photographs of the kiddos while they were in their primes of being just that, kiddos. And then making great memories of every moment of people’s lives through photography. I can remember one photo I particularly was fond of: That was of Brent playing Lumberton High Football, he was making a block against a Nederland Defensive lineman who never had a chance. That was a moment in my life that Marcia made an impact from the beginning. And she was very particular and direct about her ways. That was just the beginning of many moments she captured that will last me a lifetime. I can’t thank Lynn, Cameron and Parker enough for sharing her with us. I can only hope and pray for you all to have a peaceful moment through these difficult times. I’ll say with all of my heart that my wife Linda and I are here for you at this difficult time in your lives. Love you all.

Kathy Mace

Marcia was such a stand out in our class. We attended Lucas Elementary,Bowie Jr High and French High. She was always so energetic and friendly. I pray for her family as I'm sure she will be sorely missed. God Bless All

Don Castolenia

I am devastated at the news of Marcia’s leaving us to a better and more peaceful atmosphere. I knew Marcia loved taking photographs of the kiddos while they were in their primes of being just that, kiddos. And then making great memories of every moment of people’s lives through photography. I can remember one photo I particularly was fond of: That was of Brent playing Lumberton High Football, he was making a block against a Nederland Defensive lineman who never had a chance. That was a moment in my life that Marcia made an impact from the beginning. And she was very particular and direct about her ways. That was just the beginning of many moments she captured that will last me a lifetime. I can’t thank Lynn, Cameron and Parker enough for sharing her with us. I can only hope and pray for you all to have a peaceful moment through these difficult times. I’ll say with all of my heart that my wife Linda and I are here for you at this difficult time in your lives. Love you all.

Robert Purks Sr

Sorry to hear of Marcia’s passing her dad and mine were best of friends. Her grandmother we knew as Aunt Ruby no relation but that’s how it was years ago lived next door to my mothers parents in South Park our prayers go out to all her family and friends at this sad time.

Ruth Thomas

I just saw this and am in shock! I'm so very sorry.

Retha Duke

Prayers for the family. My heart is saddened to hear of Marcias passing.

Jan Droptini

We will miss you Marcia. Love to you and all of your family. FHS '72

James and Anita Smith

We are heart-broken about your loss, and we're praying for God's comfort for all of you

Gary and Misti Williams

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family through this very difficult time.

Tom Devins

I am shocked but saddened even more. What a loss and at a time when the fruits of a life well-lived were ready for harvest. My heart goes out to the family but especially to Anne. I can imagine the pain of losing a child. I hope her passing enlivens all of us to realize how precious, and short, life really is. You are all in my prayers.

Alese Deckard

I am so sad. I love you all so much!!

Brenda Wyer

So sorry for your loss: Marcia was a kind and giving person. Praying for Gods comfort in your time of grief.

Clifton Hicks

Lynn, My heart breaks for you and your boys. Marcia was a well loved person, beautiful inside and out.

Ray Ward

So very sorry for your loss, Lynn. I have many fond memories of Marcia growing up in the north end of Beaumont, attending North End Methodist Church, attending school together, James Bowie, and graduating with her from French High. Heart felt prayers to you and all of your family. I will miss my sweet friend.

Lisa Myers

what A woman ♥️ Always checking on us all . Loved her personality and big heart . My heart is with you all . God must’ve needed an incredible angel . I pray you find peace and comfort . Gosh she is gonna light up heaven ♥️ Covering you all up cuz ♥️Fly high gal see you on the other side

Phyllis M. Miller

My deepest sympathy to all of Marcia's family and friends. I have fond memories of youth choir and MYF activities with her at North End Methodist long ago. God bless you all!

Sean & Lea Anne Hicks

We are saddened and shocked to hear of Marcia’s passing. She was an extraordinary woman who was a treasure to us both. Our prayers go out to her family especially to Lynn, Cameron and Parker.

Tommy and Debbie Walker

Tommy and I were devastated when we heard the news about Marcia’s passing. She was a very close friend since 6th grade and she was always the most caring person. If you were ill, she brought food and anything else you needed. If it was time to celebrate, she was ALWAYS there. In times of need, she would sit with you for hours. Comforting you when the pain was unbearable. We’ve shared many meals together, these past few years, and had promised each other another one as soon as we came home from Colorado. I’m going to miss my dear, precious friend. I’m going to miss her smile, her sassiness and the love we shared. Until we meet again…Rest in Peace. Love you…”ETIE”❤️❤️

Betty Lu Rider

Lynn Mark, Cameron, Parker, Anna, Jim, Melanie, Scooter & the rest of the family - my sincere condolences on your tragic loss. Fantastic memories of our times together at the honky tonks & meals shared. She loved the leather belt Ernest had made her with ‘Queenie’ stamped on the back! She loved Paxton so much and always shared pictures of him! She was so proud of her 2 boys & the men they have become. She would have loved Hallie and all the fun they would have had together. A shining star lost too soon.Love, Betty Lu

Debbie Condon

I was shocked to hear of Marcias passing! She was always so sweet to me when I would see her. I have been friends of her brother, Frank and his wife, Shuan, for many years and remember when her boys were born. Anytime there was special event over at Frank's I would see the family and was always treated like family. She will sorely missed by so many! My condolences and heartfelt love to Lynn, the boys, their families and to the whole family.

Peggy Bell

The news of Marcia’s passing was shocking and devastating. She was a wonderful person with a kind and genuine heart. I have fond memories of her that I will treasure. May God wrap his loving arms around her family during this time of heartache. May the memories bring you comfort. RIP Marcia . I am proud to have called you my friend.

Diane Barranco Duplechain

So sorry for your loss. Ran into her not long ago at hobby lobby. Prayers for your family.

Linda Ferrell

RIP Marcia you were always a second Mom to my Sons who love you so much you will be so missed

Sue Downing

We are praying for comfort in this very difficult time. I did not personally know Marcia, but was very good friends with her mother of whom I heard many wonderful stories. God Bless you all!

Debbie Easterwood

My sincere condolences to your family. Marcia was such a vibrant classmate and will be dearly missed. When you would see her it would be as though the years had never passed. May God comfort each of you.

Erin Neely

Words can not describe how sorry I am at this loss. I have many memories growing up with the Enderle's and knew Marcia as Mimi. My heart goes out to all of the family and everyone who loved her. All my love.

Glenn and Beth McClammy

Marcia was a classmate and friend since Bowie Jr-Hi always willing to help on any project and always having an opinion . Marcia was a gift from God and a gem to everyone who knew her, she will be missed by all friends, classmates and family. R.I.P. our good friend

Janet Decuir

Marcia was a great friend and loved by anyone who came in contact with her. I am still in shock of her passing. Lynn, I pray for strength for you to carry on without her. May she Rest In Peace.

Aleta R Peer

My deepest sympathies to the Harris family. I remember Marcia on Fairway. We went through school together. We graduated from French High in 1972. We went our separate ways until Facebook brought our classmates together.

Sandy Garbo Ferrell,

Sending prayers to all Marcia you will be greatly missed

Glenda and Linda Thornal

We are deeply saddened by Marcia's passing. She was a dear friend since our first meeting in the newborn nursery at Baptist Hospital. We were not only born on the same day but delivered by the same doctor. We considered her our triplet, and we loved her dearly. She was a blessing to all who knew her, and we will miss her greatly. Much love to Lynn, her sons, Mrs. Gammage, Jim, Melanie, and Frank.

Cindi monceaux johnson

I am so very sorry to hear about Marsha.. We grew up living two houses apart playing on the street. We went to school together from Lucas Elementary all the way to French high.. She will be missed by all who knew her. My prayers goes out to her family. You will be missed

Doreen VanDyke

Marcia will be dearly missed by many people. Especially in Lumberton. Jim and I send our condolences to the family. May God get you through this difficult time.

Kathy Sachitano McCann

My heart is so heavy with the passing of Marcia. She has always been part of our extended family. Always there in a pinch, or at a milestone event with a smile on her face and joy in her heart. Hope your wonderful memories of Marcia will bring you Lynn, Cameron and Parker, comfort in the days ahead. Marcia was loved by all of us, and will be greatly missed.