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Phyllis Louneill Hyde Harris


Phyllis Louneill Hyde Harris met our Lord and Savior at 1:27 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 4, at her home, surrounded by family and friends until her last breath on Earth. Phyllis was born on Oct. 30, 1942, and earned her wings at the age of 71 years. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Phillip Hyde and Louneill Jones-Hyde, who preceded her in passing.

Phyllis has a wonderful little sister, Mary "Becky" Schaefer, whom she adores still and an amazing brother, John Hyde, of whom she is very proud.

Phyllis gave birth to five children whom she loved effortlessly, in order, Debra Lynn Smith Schimonitz, Lynn Carter Harrison, Phillip Carter Harrison, Michael Lynn Harrison and Diana Lynn Harrison.

She also dearly loved her husband and best friend of 40 years, James Edward Harris. Phyllis was also blessed with 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, who all had a very special place in her heart, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and best friends she loved dearly and never forgot.

Phyllis worked at EG&G Automative Research for 25 years and at the Bandera School Tax Office for eight years. She was also a full-time mother and grandmother.

In 1982, Phyllis and Jim Harris moved from San Antonio to Pop's Place on Medina Lake. She adored the majestic beauty of rolling hills and rippling water when the lake was full.

She also love playing darts and served as secretary of the Medina Lake Dart League for 15 years.

Phyllis' passion for people and her kindness was always written on her face, along with her kind smile that could light up a room. She remains forever in our hearts and souls and will never be forgotten.

A memorial is set for 2 pm, Saturday, Feb. 15, at Western Heritage Cowboy Church, 7146 FM 1283, Pipe Creek 78063. A reception and celebration of Phyllis's life will directly follow at a family home, 101 Lou Lane, in the Brushy Creek subdivision in Lakehills.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Phyllis' name be made to the Western Heritage Cowboy Church that she loved so much.

Donations will be placed in a special fund to help out her community in their time of need. This was Phyllis' wish.