Sylvia Marie Binkley Harris, 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Poquoson, Virginia on June 19, 2019 . Funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, June 25th at the First Baptist Church with Zane Powers officiating in Dumas, Texas.. Interment will be in the Dumas Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas. The family will receive friends from 5 o’clock until 7 o’clock in the evening on Monday at the Morrison Funeral Directors, Dumas, Texas.
Sylvia was born on July 12, 1924 to Raybon and Sara (Felts) Binkley in Joelton, Tennessee. Growing up, she taught herself to sew and she played basketball. She graduated from Joelton High School in 1942 as Salutatorian of her class.
Sylvia married Hilary Harris on January 16, 1943 in Franklin, Kentucky and they were married for 51 years. The family moved to Dumas in 1949. During her years in Dumas, Sylvia was a member of First Baptist Church and of the Women’s Missionary Society. She was a member of the Pierian Study Club and of the Shamrock Study Club serving as president one term. She bowled in the Housewife Bowling League for many years and her team was League Champions one year. She volunteered at the hospital as a Rose Lady and did volunteer work for the Heart Fund as well as the Cancer Crusade. She loved to cook and won many blue ribbons for pies and cakes at the Moore County Fair. She also baked birthday and wedding cakes for family and friends, and she loved to travel and shop.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hilary; three sons: Randall Harris, Dwight Harris and Kenny Harris; twin grandsons; three brothers: Buren Binkley, Cornell Binkley, Bill Binkley; three sisters: Kathleen Slayden, Maxine Sweeney and Fay Rogers.
Sylvia is survived by daughters: Marilynn True of Poquoson, Virginia, Brenda Newton and husband David of Dumas and daughter-in-law Jo Harris of Franklin, Tennessee; eight grandchildren: Tammy MacDonald (Adam) and their children, HIllary and Hannah MacDonald, Michael True (Annyce) and their childen, Christopher True, Lindsay Peters, Adam True, Melissa Quantz (Bill) and their child, Heath King, Lori Wright (Jonathan), and their children, Cooper Wright, Alex Wright, Meagan Wright, Nicole Hutcherson (Jimmy), Kendall Hutcherson, Keaton Hutcherson, Kambree Hutcherson, Valerie Thomas (CP) and their children, Rayce Thomas and Rayleigh Thomas, Aaron Harris and his children Everett Harris and Madeleine Harris, Russell Harris, Ashley Chiera; 2 great-great-grand children, Bodhi True and Abygel Peters.
A visitation will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home from 6:30-8:00.
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