Crystal Rae Harris

CENTRALIA — Crystal Rae Harris, 57, of Centralia, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

Crystal was born April 30, 1964, in Centralia, the daughter of Kenneth Lambert and Alvera (Roethemeyer) Lambert. She married William Harris on July 31, 1992, and he survives her in Centralia.

In addition to her husband William of 29 years, she is survived by her children: Kelsie Harris-Young and husband Tommy of Centralia, Malorie Bierman and husband Kyle of Centralia, Casie Elliott and husband John of Centralia, Jamie Harris, Hailie Harris, and Tanner Harris all of Centralia; grandchildren: Alexis, Darcie, Hunter, Brody, Gracie, Jackson; brothers and sisters: Kathy Smith and husband Norman, Marsha Cook, Sue Martin, Jeff Lambert all of Centralia, Audrey Durall of Odin, Mark Lambert of Belleville; father-in-law: Vernon Harris of Centralia; brothers-in-law: Terry Harris and wife Dana of Centralia, Tony Miller and wife Lora of Tennessee, and Curt Miller and wife Crystal of Tennessee; sisters-in-law: Debbie Overbeck and husband Dennis of Centralia, and Patricia Phillips and husband Cecil (bubble-up) of Salem; and many nieces and nephews.

Crystal was preceded in death by her parents: Kenneth and Alvera Lambert; two sons: Joshua and William Jr. Harris; sister: Brenda Atchison, and two grandchildren: McKenzie Harris and Laynie Young.

Crystal was an avid Cubs fan and adored snoopy. She loved taking walks, collecting glass, and she loved her grandchildren.
Graveside Services for Crystal Rae Harris will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.

A visitation will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm Friday, September 17, 2021, at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia. Due to recent CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family and will be accepted by the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street in Centralia, Illinois 62801 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Harris family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting or the Funeral Home’s Facebook page.