Mary Joe Harrison

Mary Joe Buchman Harrison, 83, lifelong resident of Orange passed away Friday, Sept.7, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Mr. Jerral Kay officiating. A private interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Harrison was the daughter of Jake Buchman and Kate (Cummings) and Jessie Gentile and was born Oct. 28, 1928, in Orange. She was a homemaker and a member of the West Orange Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, J.T. Harrison; father, Jake Buchman; mother and step-father, Kate (Cummings) and Jessie Gentile; five brothers and great grandson, Anthony Harmon.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children and their spouses, Jerry and Brenda Harrison of Orange, Albert and Ima Jean Harrison of Shreveport, LA, Juanita and Trudy Mosley of Orange, Mary Harrison of Orange, Richard and Ginger Harrison of Orange, Ruby and Lani Geldard of Orange, Judy Harrison of Orange, Norman and Mary Harrison of Orange and Evelyn and Greg Anthony of Jacksonville, FL.

She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Albert Lee Harrison, Jr., Phillip Harrison, David Mosley, Steven Geldard, Brandt Harrison, Caleb Anthony, Zachary Anthony, Ben Harrison and Blake Harrison.