Arthur Harris Jr.

Obituary of Arthur Harris Jr.


Arthur Harris Jr. passed away Sunday, May 15th. He

was born to the late Arthur Harris Sr. and Louwillie

Harris in Monroe, Louisiana. When Arthur was 20, he

relocated to Syracuse, NY with his soulmate, Lela

where they shared 64 years of marriage. Arthur was no

stranger to hard work. His employment history began

at his father’s business, Arthur Harris & Son Janitorial

Service. Once relocating to Syracuse, he owned and

operated Harris Liquor Store for several years. He was

also an established employee at New Process Gear

for 30 years, retiring in 1994. In addition to working a

full-time job, he performed janitorial services for Hopps

Memorial Church.


Arthur was an avid fisherman, who loved camping with

family and friends. He was also a member of the

Lucky 7 Men’s Social Club, where he acted as

treasurer. One of his favorite pastimes was watching

daytime television. He even appeared as a contestant

on The Price is Right in 1997, where he won big!


He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers,

Richard and Alvin Harris.


He is survived by his wife, Lela of 64 years; five children, Jackie Harris, Arthur Harris III

(Carol), Sylvia Bradford, Karen Ransom, Felicia Cooper,

all of Syracuse; siblings Herbert Harris of Louisiana,

Lou Vera Ross and Roderick Richardson Sr. of

California, and Sharon Gathe of Texas; grandchildren,

Myrica Taylor, Ronnie Bradford (Mynikia), Keetan

Evans, Rizq Harris, Arteisha Harris, Nyiesha Moore, and

Ariana Escobar; great grandchildren Otis, Myriq,

Jordan, Quandell, and Camryn; and a host of nieces

and nephews.


Memorial Services will be 11AM on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at A. Dewitt Memorial

Funeral  Home, 4612 S. Salina St., Syracuse NY.


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