Carol was born August 6, 1942, in Mercedes, Texas, the daughter of Leo Dell Williamson and Agnes Raybourn Williamson. After graduating high school, Carol went on to Sam Houston State University, where she obtained her degree in teaching. Teaching children was Carol’s passion, and she did so for 20 years in the Kenedy and Pawnee area. After her retirement, Carol was very active in the Texas Retired Teachers Association and Gideon’s International.
On June 17, 1961, Carol married her beloved husband, John Ray Harris, in Port Lavaca, Texas. In 2011, John and Carol celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage. The two of them were blessed, and together they shared their faith and were active members in the Tuleta First Baptist Church. A Bible verse that Carol held very close to her heart was Romans 10:13 - “For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Carol is survived by her beloved husband, John Ray Harris; her sons, John Quentin Harris and wife Martha of La Vernia and Gerard Barton Harris and wife Geniene of Tuleta; her father, Leo Dell Williamson of Tuleta; her brother, Gary Williamson and wife Catherine of Sealy; and her precious grandchildren, Stephanie, Jake, Danielle and Seth Harris. Mrs. Harris is preceded in death by her mother.
Visitation was held, Sunday, April 29, 2012, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, April 30, 2012, at the First Baptist Church Kenedy, with Rev Jack Allen and Rev. Vernon Andrews, officiating. Interment followed in the Kenedy Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Scott Noah, Chandler Williamson, Duane Merrill, Lynn Broadway, Gene Early, Seth Harris and Jake Harris.