Mary Jean Harris Zornes was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on February 28, 1968; her parents were Pat and Mary Harris. She went to be with the Lord on February 8, 2021 from her home in Burleson, Texas.
Mary lived and grew up Iowa Park, Texas where she attended school. She was active in many areas of the school, where she lettered in Band and was a member of the National Honor Society. She moved to Burleson with her mother after she graduated from school. She then attended Louisiana Baptist Seminary where she earned a bachelor’s degree.
She became a 34-year member of the Joshua Baptist Church where she later met and married her soul mate, Jim Zornes. She was a faithful servant working as a church staff member and the administrator of Joshua Christian Academy. She was currently employed as an executive secretary and customer service director at Bassham Food in Fort Worth, Texas. Mary and Jim were married 31 years and had 2 sons, James (JT), and Jared, and a daughter Jocelyn who all continue their church service.
She was preceded in death by her father Pat Harris, her grandparents, GW and Tess Harris and OL and Velma Ashton and stepfather (Papa) Don Whitaker.
She is survived by her husband Jim, her son, James (JT) and wife Carlyn and grandson Stetson, of Joshua, her son Jared and wife Chelsea and granddaughters Charleigh and Blakeleigh of Joshua and daughter Jocelyn of Burleson, her brother Pat Harris II and his wife Chlorisa of Fort Worth, her stepsister Lesa West and husband David of Belton, Texas, sister-in-law Tonya and husband Jeff of Ohio, her mother Mary Whitaker of Burleson, her special parents Jim and Judy Jo Zornes of Connersville, Indiana.
Mary will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and May May. She loved the Lord, her family, and was known for her willingness and generosity. Her door was always open, and her phone was always on no matter day or night for all who needed her.
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