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Rosella “Sis” Harrison Humphreys

Rosella “Sis” Harrison Humphreys
October 09
09:20 2022

Rosella “Sis” Harrison Humphreys, 74, of Breckenridge, passed away at her residence on Friday, October 7, 2022. Her funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, in the Melton-Kitchens Chapel of Memories, with John Harrison officiating. Rosella’s family will welcome friends for a visitation at the funeral home from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2022.

Rosella Marie Harrison was born in Breckenridge, Texas, on August 3, 1948, to parents Ray and Ophelia (Marr) Harrison. She grew up in Breckenridge and attended Breckenridge High School. At the beginning of the summer of 1965, while she was working at the Dairy Delight on Walker Street, a man named Delma “Dell” Humphreys came in and ordered a burger and milkshake. During his meal, the two carried on a conversation. At the end of that summer, on August 28, 1965, Rosella and Dell were married. The couple had two children that they raised in Breckenridge. They were married for almost fifty-five years until his passing on August 13, 2020.

Rosella – or “Sis” as many called her – worked in the manufacturing industry for almost three decades. She began at Walls in Breckenridge, followed by Russell Newman in Breckenridge, and finally, Allison’s in Brownsville. When she departed the manufacturing industry, she moved to the airline industry and worked for Continental Airlines. However, her time at Continental was short due to corporate cutbacks that saw her being laid off. She then transitioned to the retail sector and worked for Target until 2007. That year she suffered a medical issue that brought an end to her time working. Throughout her entire time working, many would commend her for being such a dedicated worker with a solid work ethic.

While at home, especially in her early adult years, she was well known for being extremely hospitable – she would make sure to take care of any guest she had in the house. In fact, she would even make it a point to fix a dish that she knew was a favorite of her guest. Making her guest feel welcomed, comfortable, and at home was a top priority of hers. And when there wasn’t a guest in the house, you could find her working on crocheting, sewing, or quilting. If it involved textiles or any type of threadwork, you could find her working on it. She loved gifting her quilts or afghans to the people she had in mind when making them.

Rosella was preceded in death by her husband, Dell, along with her parents, Ray and Ophelia. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Humphreys of Breckenridge; son, Stacey Humphreys and wife Kellie of Burleson; brothers, Danny “Bud” Harrison and wife Pam of Breckenridge, and John Harrison and wife Sue of Colorado; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends, and – of course – her furry pack of four-legged pals: Judy, Daniy, Yoshi, Esmerelda, and all the neighborhood cats!

Memorial donations in Rosella’s name can be made to Meal on Wheels in Breckenridge and may be left at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home. Condolences can be made online at meltonkitchens.com.

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