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Lillie Marie Hayman Larrison, known affectionately as "Coot" lived a remarkable life devoted to family and friends.
Born January 25, 1924 in Walker County to Thomas Norman Hayman and Harriett Nebraska Moffett, she began her life journey... to the heart of God.  She died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on November 30, 2016.
Living a rich and full life, she graduated from Huntsville High School in 1941, attended Sam Houston State as a Home Economics major, and married her high school sweetheart, Finis Larrison on December 10, 1945. Together they raised two devoted children, Jerry and Nancy.  Coot considered her greatest joys to be home and family.
She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Huntsville, Huntsville Garden Club, and Huntsville Study Club.  She was an avid genealogy buff; she treasured her family lineage and belonged to several historical organizations, her favorite being DAR.
She loved serving others and spent many happy years as a volunteer with Huntsville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
For several years, while raising her family, she worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.  She later worked alongside her husband, Finis, in building their family business, Reliable Parts Company, which is now operated by their son, Jerry.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father and her eight siblings:  Grace Troy, Sadie Mae, Weldon, Norman, Julian, Vance, and Eddie "Witt."  
She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Finis; a son, Jerry and daughter-in-law, Barbara Larrison; a daughter, Nancy Larrison, and son-in-law, Pat Napolitano of  Round Rock, Tx.  She was affectionately known as "Mama Coot" to her 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Her grandchildren are:  Sandi Reese and her husband, Tim of Belton, Tx, Jeff Maddox now serving in Iraq; Shane Napolitano and wife, Shelley of Round Rock, Sheri Watson and her husband Barry of Plano Texas, and Rachel Yarabeck and husband, John, of Huntsville. She is also survived by many loving neices and nephews.  The family thanks her neice, Janey Smith for her devotion to her "Aunt Coot."
Heartfelt gratitude is extended by the family to the wonderful staff at The Lexington Center as well as to her individual caregivers, who so lovingly ministered to her during her illness.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Sam Houston Memorial funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016 in the chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow the service at Brooke Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas.  
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Huntsville, the American Cancer Society or MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Full obituary may be viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published on December 2, 2016
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