Vivian C. Harris, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at home in Copperas Cove surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove with burial following at Kempner City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Friday at the funeral home.
Vivian was born on October 16, 1937, to Raymond and Dorothy Fields Cornett in Clay County, KY. In 1954, she graduated from Bush High School in London, KY. She married Alvin Harris in November of 1955. Alvin was in the Army and they were stationed all over the world. Vivian was devoted to her husband as he served and she raised seven kids. When Alvin retired, they settled in Copperas Cove in 1975.
Vivian was an Avon representative for many years and worked at Merle Norman Studio in Copperas Cove. She also was a telephone operator in Killeen for over 15 years. Vivian then sold Home Interior Design, a home décor company, until her retirement in 1996. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Copperas Cove for most of her life.
Vivian will be remembered for her loving ways, her sternness, her humor and her cooking. She was steadfast, unmovable, and ever abounding in her faith in Jesus.
Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Roy and Ray Cornett; husbands, Alvin Harris, John Keen; son, David Harris and a grandson, Clayton Baty.
Vivian is survived by her children, Deborah Baty, Lorna Loyd, Lori Pigg, John Harris, Tim Harris, Michael Harris; sisters, Lillian Johnson, Phyllis George, Faye Higgins; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.