Steve Harris, Jr. was born Wednesday, Sept 1, 1943, in Camden, SC, Kershaw County. He moved to Florida when he was a young teen, and ended up finding work as a prep in a hotel kitchen.
He left at age 19 to go to New York City and he pursued many interests: owning restaurants, cooking at different venues, owning classic cars, and even developing a music career.
He was a singer, songwriter, he made a record, joined two bands, and played instruments, i.e. guitars, piano, harmonica, etc.
He later worked for the NYC Parks and Recreation in various positions, and independently owned a business as a Pest Control Specialist. He worked for ACN for many years after he retired from the NYC Parks Department.
He moved back to Camden, South Carolina in January, 2016, but frequently travel back to New York City.
His 77-year life's journey reached its destination on Monday, May 3, 2021, sitting peacefully in his chair.
One can believe that he was greeted by those who completed their own life journeys before his own: grandmother (Fannie Wheeler Kershaw), father (Steve Harris, Sr.), mother (Nita Holmes), brother (Larry Harris), and 2 grandsons (Raphael Elliott and Christian Elliott).
He leaves behind those who will remember his life's journey his daughters, Stephanie A'vis Harris-West, JoAnn Felecia Elliott (step-daughter), Yolanda Harris and Barbara Jean Harris-Butler; his brother, Walter Harris; his sister, Joyce Williams; his sisters-in-law, Sandra Harris, Birdie Harris, Dorothy Harris and Ruby Harris; his best friend of over 50 years, Mr. Ted Robinson; over ten grandchildren; over six great-grandchildren; and a wonderful garden of nieces/nephews, grandnieces/grandnephews, many relatives and friends.
REST IN PEACE, "MR. EVERYTHING MAN"
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