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In Memory of

Annis Marie Harrison

March 11, 1941 - March 25, 2015

Obituary


ANNIS MARIE (MINYARD) HARRISON suffered a brain aneurysm last Wednesday and instantly passed to the next life. Annis was born in Jasper, Texas, on 3-11-41 of Herbert Minyard and Sybil Annis Minyard.

Annis graduated from the Univ. of Texas in Spring of 1963, receiving a B.S. in Pharmacy degree, the same as her future husband, Mark. Mark and Annis married in Jasper that fall, and lived in Beaumont for ten years, moving to Houston in 1974. Annis was a pharmacy practitioner all her professional life, having 'retired' just a few weeks ago.Raising two sons...

ANNIS MARIE (MINYARD) HARRISON suffered a brain aneurysm last Wednesday and instantly passed to the next life. Annis was born in Jasper, Texas, on 3-11-41 of Herbert Minyard and Sybil Annis Minyard.

Annis graduated from the Univ. of Texas in Spring of 1963, receiving a B.S. in Pharmacy degree, the same as her future husband, Mark. Mark and Annis married in Jasper that fall, and lived in Beaumont for ten years, moving to Houston in 1974. Annis was a pharmacy practitioner all her professional life, having 'retired' just a few weeks ago.Raising two sons and working was a challenge, with Mark managing Walgreen stores, but Annis had the knack to have everything turn out ok. Over the years they collected a little bit of everything -and Annis' favorite mantra was 'a lady never has enough jewelry'! In the mid-80's they chided each other to enter the life of being antique dealers. When the first five dollar item sold, they went to dinner in celebration. Eventually in 1995 they opened their own antique mall, "Antiques Houston", at 3200 W. Dallas near downtown Houston.Annis lived life way past the 'fullest', and was always passing out her little bags of home-baked goodies. She was a very giving person, and always went way out of her way to help others. She expected nothing in return but her satisfaction. Annis loved her world of textiles, linens and laces. Traveling the world, she and Mark managed to acquire a collection worthy of a museum. She enjoyed sitting in her chair with Lochinvar in her lap, going through her latest treasure find.Annis was a Life Time Member of the Univ. of Texas Ex-Students Assn, and a very proud 'tea-sipper'. A previous member of the Texas Pharmacy Assn, and a long-time member of The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany.

Annis is survived by her husband, Benjamin Mark Harrison. Their two sons, Mark Andrew Harrison (Houston) and Reuben Booker Harrison (Austin). Her brother Herbert Thomas Minyard and late wife Ethel Lea (Elkins Lake), Nephews Michael (Mike) Thomas Minyard (Flatte City, Missouri) and wife Cheryl (children Blake and Cody), and Herbert (Herb) R. Minyard (Galveston) and wife Darlene (children Thomas and Courtney) . Also survived by her sister-in-law Cathy P. Harrison (League City) and husband Nigel (children Brian and Laura). Also survived by her beloved dachshund "Lochinvar" and her conure "Saffron".

A Memorial Serivce will be held 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home. A reception will follow.