Charles Vernice Harris, (Chuck), of Milwaukee, WI, was born on May 9, 1947 in Albion, MI. As a young man, Charles accepted his place in the body of Christ at Omega Pentecostal Temple in Jackson, MI, and was baptized by The Elder Herman Cross. He departed from life in Hospice Care Center of South Bend, with his loving family by his side on December 29, 2019 while visiting his family here in South Bend, IN.
Charles was a very hardworking man who helped anyone he could, and showed his generosity through his career as an auto mechanic, offering his services to paying and non paying customers alike. A kind hearted family man, he loved to fellowship and spend quality time with those close to him. His nieces and nephews often recall his funny nicknames he had given to each of them, special and unique to their personal relationship with him. He was well loved by an abundance of family and friends who will miss him dearly. He was often seen with a smile and a joking manner, coining terms like “get it in,” “do what it do,” and “choppin’ it up,” and always left everyone with something to make them laugh.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, James C., and Creola Harris, stepmother Rebecca A. Harris, a daughter LaDonna Harris, and brother in-laws Oscar Hall and Russell Blount. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Patricia Harris, of Milwaukee, WI. Seven children: Charles “Shamone” Harris Jr., Floyd Bealin, and Kenneth Bealin, Alida (Terrance) Eggson, Tamieka Harris, Sherry Bealin and Latroy Harris all of Milwaukee, WI. Eleven siblings, Betty Hall of Jackson, MI, Esther (Bishop Nathaniel) Edwards of Lansing, MI, , Bobbie Davidson of Jackson, MI, John Harris of Portland, OR, Sherri Taylor, Rhonda Blount, Marcia Denise (John) Collins, Paula Harris-Robinson, Rebecca Harris, Brian Harris, and Rose C. (Sammy) Betts, all of South Bend, IN. His special friend through the years, Dennis Norman, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
St. John 11:25-26
“I am the resurrection and the light; he that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live; And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.”
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