Obituary of Charles Leonard Harris
Charles L. Harris, Jr was born September 30, 1965, in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. He was the son of the late Charles (Leonard) Harris Sr. and Joyce Harris (nee Couch). He departed this life on September 25, 2019.
He attended the Mt. Holly public school system where he was known to be quite a sharp dresser and a great dancer. He enjoyed attending football games and dances around town with his brother Brian and cousin Ralph...all showing off their break dancing skills.
Charles worked in food service and moving & storage. He also worked independently as a landscaper for which he was very proud.
In 1998 he married Lois McClure in Maine, and from this union, he has two daughters Kaila and Mariah Harris. He also has a son DaVonte Corlis (mother Debbie). He absolutely adored all three of his children like no other and had said: “if it weren’t for my three kids, I would have no reason to be here.”
For 22 years he called Maine his home where he had many friends and was known as Chuck. The Breakwater was one of his favorite places and quickly became a place to see for his family and friends visiting from NJ.
Whether in Maine or New Jersey Charles “Chuck” Harris loved his family and friends and was loved by many. His quick wit and humor will never be forgotten.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles (Leonard) Harris, Sr.
He leaves to mourn his death, daughters Kaila Harris of Washington DC & Mariah Harris of Maine and son DaVonte Corlis of Maine; mother, Joyce Harris of Lumberton, New Jersey; sisters Dorothea Couch of Mt. Holly,NJ; Wanda Arnold (Frederick) of Willingboro, NJ; Josette Franks (Wesley) of Sicklerville, NJ; brother Brian Harris, Sr. of Hampton, Virginia and 3 special aunts; Ella Patterson of Willingboro, Natalie Byrdsong of Mt. Holly and Sandy L. Couch of California; special friend JoAnn Beaulieu of Maine, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request donations to be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO BOX 1000, Department 142, Memphis TN 38148 in Memory of Charles “Chuck” Harris, 203 Independence Drive, Lumberton NJ 08048.To send flowers to the family of Charles Harris, please visit Tribute Store
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