ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Raymond Harris, 71 years old, born on June 18, 1949, and passed away on April 17, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Walter Strattman on April 25, 2021
cuz you will be truely missed did'nt know that you had check out still cant beleave it.rest easy love TINY STRATTMAN
Posted by Debra Peppers on April 23, 2021
I was happy to enjoy our time together, this is so unreal you passed April 16th I will never forget right before my my birthday, Karen and I we're in Dallas when that called came through. You are a defender of the Harris name lol and age of your siblings, as you say nothing get old but clothes. No more suffering nor pain nor Dr appointments. You rest easy now.

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Posted by Walter Strattman on April 25, 2021
cuz you will be truely missed did'nt know that you had check out still cant beleave it.rest easy love TINY STRATTMAN
Posted by Debra Peppers on April 23, 2021
I was happy to enjoy our time together, this is so unreal you passed April 16th I will never forget right before my my birthday, Karen and I we're in Dallas when that called came through. You are a defender of the Harris name lol and age of your siblings, as you say nothing get old but clothes. No more suffering nor pain nor Dr appointments. You rest easy now.
his Life
Raymond Harris, born to the late Dave and Francis Harris on June 18, 1949 as their 8th child. Raymond made his own way within his family among his twelve siblings. He was proceeded in death by sisters, Marie Carter, Norma Jean Watkins and his brothers Louis Harris, James Harris, and Edward Harris.

Raymond is the son of a deacon and he spent his earlier years serving the Lord at the Providence Baptist Church. He attended Bloom Elementary, Walnut Hills High school and the University of Cincinnati.

Raymond had a very creative spirit. In is past time he enjoyed fashion, cooking, family and having fun.

Raymond realized one of many talents when he helped organize and modeled with the Check Mate Mannequin Models. He was in his element when he took to the runway. Fashion brought him so much joy.

Raymond was famous among the family for his cooking and baking skills.

He was very proud of his family, one of his favorite quotes “We have Harris blood.” This simply implied that his family is strong, resilient and can endure all things. Raymond will be remembered for his ability to make the whole room laugh.

Raymond battled lung cancer twice, he fought relentlessly and was victorious. He was a 32year survivor, He celebrated annually by attending the annually Cancer Society dinner cruise on the Ohio River with family and friends.

Raymond spent the last few years alongside the Homeless Coalition as a social activist. He was selected to speak in Washington D. C. in efforts to preserve the affordable housing at the Alms Apartments where he resided until his final day. He loved his community and gave all that he could to protect and support all the residents of the Alms. He leaves Rosemary Sheffield (Sister), Dave Harris (Brother), Regina Bell (Sister), Darlene Harris (Sister), Johnny Harris (Brother), Renee Winbush (Sister) and Leonard Harris (Brother). He further leaves his son Ronnie and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends to cherish him.

Raymond will be missed and was loved by many. Until we meet again take your rest!

There will be a memorial celebration and June 19 th @12 Noon at French Park, 3012 Section road, Cincinnati, OH 45237.

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Shared by Renee Winbush on April 24, 2021
No one could sing How I got over like you did. So many Sunday in church .You forever getting me in those fashion shows, Teaching me how to walk the stage. Hey lady get over here I need to run to the store I live 25 min away!!!! Rest in peace.  Walk the streets of Gold. Sing Hellelujah,shout trouble is over I going to thank him for all he don't for me. Take a bow Job well done. Tell the Angel's I be there soon.

Uncle Raymond

Shared by Debra Peppers on April 23, 2021
We just reconnected with me living in Dallas, Texas for 38 years. We danced to 2:00 a.m. to the song (Dance with my father again) you, me and Karen we had so much fun. You spoke of the Harris family and couldn't wait to get together again. Uncle Raymond, I love you
although you reminded me that I was the one that would tell everything when we were younger. Lol I still do. Rest easy God got you now. Until.