Mable Marie Maxwell Harmon was born Dec. 28, 1921, and entered the pearly gates of Heaven on Jan. 12, 2018, at the age of 96. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Lela Jane (Reed) Maxwell; stepmother, Louis Maxwell; husband, George Been "G.B." Harmon; three sisters, Ruby Pyle, Willie Carroll and Pearl Norman; seven brothers, Clyde, Olen, Grady, Eddie, Travis, Thurman and Curtis; one infant child; and one grandson, Michael Rice. Mable is the last person to survive in her family of 12 children. Her death will end the family of Charlie and Lela Jane Maxwell.
Mable is survived by her five children, George Harmon and wife, Deloris, Janice Crenshaw and husband, David, Connie Selman and husband, Andy, Ronnie Harmon and Donnie Harmon; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren (with one on the way); one sister-in-law, Mildred (Maxwell) Junek and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mable was a member of the Iola Missionary Baptist Church. When asked at her 90th birthday party what was the secret to living to be 90, she replied, “The secret to living to be ninety is to love God, don’t drink, work hard and go fishing every day.” She caught her last fish three years ago at the age of 93. She loved to fish whenever and wherever she could. She liked to garden and work in her yard. She had the only grapefruit tree around these parts that grew exceptionally large grapefruit enjoyed by many.
The family would like to thank her caregivers Delores Martin, who has helped her for 6 years; Julie Ivy, Velma Melton, and Paula Robbins, for their love and devotion; Bobbie Norman and Inez Hammond for their constant visits; and Traditions Hospice for care in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Traditions Hospice, 1520 East Main St., Madisonville, Texas 77864.
Funeral services took place Monday, Jan. 15, at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. The Revs. Jerald Brown and Doug Jones officiated. Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery in Grimes County.
Pallbearers were grandsons Brad Harmon, Chad Harmon, Ryan Harmon, Blake Harmon, Ben Crenshaw, Clay Crenshaw, Cody Crenshaw, Steven Rice and Colin Padron.
Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville was in charge of all arrangements. www.madisonvillefuneralhome.com.