Jerry Nell Harmon, 93, was born Oct. 6, 1921, to Ethel and Emmitt Ward Taylor in Mansfield, La. Jerry became ill and passed away suddenly on June 3, at Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston, surrounded by her children.
After high school graduation, she moved to Orange, where she lived with her older sister and brother in law and landed her first job as a bookkeeper for the Orange National Bank. In 1947, Jerry married Jackie Harmon. They remained lifelong partners until his death in 2004.
Jerry was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Throughout the years, Jerry was active in her children’s schools and PTA’s, volunteered for every school field trip and served as a hospital volunteer. Jerry enjoyed the beach and some of her fondest memories were of taking her children on summer trips in their family motor homes. Jerry’s children and grandchildren were her life. She loved her bridge club friends whom she maintained for life. Jerry enjoyed painting, arts, fashion and interior design. She exemplified a true “diva.” Jerry was a selfless person, always willing to fix things for everybody.
For the last 12 years, Jerry resided at the Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care in Houston, where she was very happy. She was loved by all the staff and throughout her years there, obtained an exceptional level of care.
Jerry is preceded in death by her husband; son, Rocky Harmon; parents; sister and brother in law, Unice and Curtis English and brother, Boyce Taylor.
She is survived by daughter, Sherry Lane Hernandez; sons, Jon Timothy Harmon and Michael Clay Harmon; grandchildren, Amber Tatum Orr, Morgan Taylor Harmon and Kaitlin Ivy Harmon; great grandchildren, Tatum Riley Orr and Olivia Mercedes Orr; brother and sisters in law and their spouses, Carlton and Betty Harmon, Tommy and Barbara Harmon and Cynthia and Howard Fisher; sister in law, Janie Holton; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Services for Jerry will be held on Saturday, June 13, at 3:30 pm., at the United Methodist Chapel, 502 N. 6th St., Orange. A reception will directly follow at the home of Carlton and Betty Harmon, 2205 W. Sunset, Orange, for family and friends.