Breckenridge Texan

Linda Wilkes Harris

Linda Wilkes Harris
June 18
17:00 2021

Linda Harris, 71, of Breckenridge, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 — the 100th anniversary of her mother’s birthday. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church sanctuary. Linda’s memorial service will take place on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, with Dr. Tommy Brumett officiating. A private graveside service will take place at a later date.

Linda Wilkes Harris was born on March 16, 1950, in Lamesa, Texas, to parents Thomas and Elmerine Barron Wilkes. She graduated from Lubbock Monterey High School in 1968 and from Tarleton State College in 1972. She taught elementary school in West Rusk and Breckenridge schools for thirty-four years, as well as Learning Tree at First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling the world, and most significantly, spending time with her granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Wilkes and Elmerine Barron Wilkes; nephew, Ryan Wilkes; and two granddaughters, Libby Kate Johnston and Lillian Johnston.

She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Scott Harris of Breckenridge, Texas; daughter, Lindsay Johnston and husband Blake of McKinney, Texas; son, David Harris of Fredericksburg, Texas; and grandchildren London Lemons and Mila-Katherine Johnston, both of McKinney. She is also survived by two brothers, John Wilkes and wife Pam of Birmingham, Alabama, and Kurt Wilkes and wife Sharon of Lubbock, Texas; brother-in-law, Mitchell Harris and wife Pat of Eastland, Texas; nephews Jason Wilkes and Connor Wilkes; and nieces, Heather (Harris) Smith, Lauren Harris, Kristen Harris-Bridwell, Meagan Wilkes, and Malia Wilkes.

Memorials can be made to Love, Libby Kate; the Clear Fork Cemetery; or to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice and can be left at the Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home office. Condolences can be made online at

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