Marsha Sue (Yarberry) Harrison
1949 - 2019
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A memorial service for Marsha Harrison, 70, of Tyler will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Marvin United Methodist Church with Dr. Doug Baker officiating. The visitation will follow the memorial service at the church. A private burial will take place at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harrison passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born February 12, 1949 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Randle A. Yarberry and Sarah Ann (Lee) Yarberry.

Marsha was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church where she participated in the United Methodist Women, Bell Choir and was an integral leader of the Youth Handbell Choir for 20 years. She participated in many Tyler civic organizations including the Tyler Rose Festival, Tyler Chamber of Commerce, the Parks Board, the Transportation Board, the Tyler Symphony League (of which she was twice made Chairman), and the Cattle Barons. She was a member of the Tyler Literary Club, the Mildred Floyd Garden Club and the Four Seasons Garden Club (of which she was President). She was one of the original co-founders of the Discovery Science Place. She was the second recipient of the "Outstanding Volunteer of the Year" award from the Tyler Junior League. She was also awarded the United Way "Be a Life Savior" award. She received the Silver Beaver Award bestowed by the Boy Scouts of America, of which she was East Texas Area Council President. She was the President of the Medical Alliance Auxiliary and was involved in the American Red Cross. During the 1960's/Viet Nam era, Marsha was an active member of the USO and performed for troops in Germany, Japan and the Philippines.

Marsha was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her loving family including her husband of 45 years, Dr. Preston E. Harrison M.D.; her mother, Sarah Yarberry; sons, Tofer Harrison and wife Christine, Robert Randle Harrison and wife Hannah; grandchildren, Anne, Margaret, Alexandria, and Preston Lee; sister, Linda Ann Bragg and husband David; brother, Lee Yarberry and wife Olita; nieces, Cheri Castleberry, Karen Haddon, and Kristin Bragg; nephews, Eric and Brandon Yarberry.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Marvin United Methodist Church - Handbell Choir, 300 W. Erwin St., Tyler, TX 75702.


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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 14, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
MAY
15
Visitation
Marvin United Methodist Church
MAY
15
Memorial service
11:00 AM
Marvin United Methodist Church
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June 2, 2019
To the family and friends of Marsha Yarberry Harrison, please accept my condolences. May you find comfort knowing that those who died God keeps them in his memory. And at Psalms 116:15 they are precious in God's eyes
Karen
May 18, 2019
Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years.
May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.
May 17, 2019
I had the privilege of having Marsha enter my life as a child. My parents were good friends with Marsha and Preston during our Minnesota years and the connection stayed. She was always giving and thinking of others. What an amazing woman, mother, wife, servant leader and overall person.
Elizabeth Watson
May 16, 2019
My sincere condolences on Marsha's passing. She was an outstanding community servant who will be greatly missed.
John Sims
Friend
May 15, 2019
So sorry to hear this. I remember Marsha fondly as one of the first people I met when we moved to Tyler in 1977. My condolences to the family.
Janice Liese (Dorsett) Griffin
May 15, 2019
I'm so sorry to read about Marsha's passing. She was a great neighbor who always greeted everyone with her beautiful smile. Our former neighborhood and all of Tyler have lost a great friend. May Peace be with Preston, Tofer, Rob and the entire family.
Shirley Falzone
Neighbor
May 15, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about Marsha. We met when my
son Scott and Tofer were in second grade at Bell. We had
chance meetings over the years and I always enjoyed talking to her.
I will miss those chance meetings. I have been praying
for each of you. Marsha will be missed by many.
Judy Watson
May 14, 2019
Dear Family, I am sorry to learn of her passing. She was a delightful person.God Bless You All.
Gilbert Ramirez
May 14, 2019
So sorry to hear of Marsha's sudden passing. She was quite a woman and I admired her. Prayers for comfort in this time of great sorrow.
May 14, 2019
Marsha and I were next door neighbors for a number of years. I have so much respect and admiration for her; she was a wonderful friend. Preston, Tofer and Rob, my prayers are with you.
Pat Martin
May 14, 2019
I was so saddened to hear about Marsha. She was the person you wanted to work with if you wanted to get things done and see results. She was so giving of her time and talents and will be missed by so many. We don't know why bad things happen sometimes but it will all make sense one day. Prayers for your healing, Harrison family.
Karen Johnson
May 14, 2019
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Marsha, Mary Ann Eckert & Cheryl Threlkend at a UMW event
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Marsha & Betty Bower at a United Methodist Women event
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