Debra Harrison

Aug. 25, 1960 - Mar. 20, 2018

Debra Harrison was born August 25, 1960 to Clem and Virginia Reynolds. On March 9, 1979 she married Berry S. Harrison, son to Berry E. and Eunice Harrison. Debra and Berry have three daughters Michelle Strong and husband Matt, Melissa Mazurkiewicz and husband Clint, Melanie Hill and husband Wade. She has three grandsons Colby Mazurkiewicz, Hudson and Harrison Strong. Debra comes from a large family having five siblings, who are brothers: David Reynolds and wife Donnie, Weldon Mundy and wife Connie, Troy Mundy and wife Kelly, Russell Mundy and wife Sheila, and sister Oleta Miller and husband Jeff. Berry added to her family, with his own large family: brothers-in-law Terry Harrison and wife Suzanne, Perry Lea Harrison, Gerry Lewis Harrison and wife Shirley, and Derry Wayne Harrison and wife Cindy. She also has numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Debra started her school career at Waller Elementary, and graduated from Waller High School in 1978. While in High School she was a member of the band and a cheerleader. Where she became very fond of Friday night football games. Debra started working in banking directly out of High School. She was a teller for Guarantee Bond State Bank which later became First Bank where she moved into the loan department. She then continued her career in banking as a loan officer at Prime Bank. Debra helped open a new location for State Bank as a loan officer which is currently the Prosperity Branch of Waller. Wanting to leave the big corporate bank she helped bring and establish First National Bank of Bellville to Waller. She loved seeing her customers in the bank and helping them prepare their financial future. Another job she had was her and Berry's catering business. starting in 1991, Berry and Debra decided to start catering as a side business where they became very successful. Whether it was cooking for weddings, community events, or just for a family gathering, this was a big part of their life. Debra would do most of the organizing for the event and Berry the labor intense part.

Debra was involved in many different organizations where she often served in leadership roles. Debra was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Waller, Texas. Where she served on the church council. She was also a member of Waller FFA Booster Club where she helped organize fundraisers and events. She was also a member of the Waller Lions Club. Waller County Fair Association was large part of Debra's life for many years. She became a member of the Board of Directors in 1987. Debra was treasure for several years in charge of counting all the money that came in nightly at the fair. Changing the currency of the fair over from tickets to tokens was part of Debra's doing. As there was a many of late nights counting tickets, tokens were easier to handle. She served alongside Berry on the Lamb committee. Even after Debra was no longer on a fair committee she sat in the audience of the Jr. Livestock auction representing the bank and bought numerous kids projects. She was helping in any way that she could to make the Jr. Livestock auction successful, as helping young people was very important to her. Debra Harrison was an active member of the community. If there was a fundraiser or benefit that Berry agreed to help with Debra was right alongside of him. Making sure they had everything and it was well organized. There was never a time that she was asked to help that she refused, especially if it benefitted the youth of this community.

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