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Harris LaShon

March 26, 1971 ~ January 10, 2021 (age 49)

Obituary

Lashon Harris was born on March 26, 1971 to Linda Jones and Lewis Bundy in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Lashon was the oldest sibling of one younger brother and sister.

Lashon was born and raised in the great city of Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was educated in the Elizabeth Public School system and graduated from Elizabeth High School in 1989. Since elementary school, Lashon acquired and maintained long lasting friendships with many people. He had a special aura about him, to where he could brighten anyone’s day. Everyone knew Lashon and Lashon knew EVERYONE! His charismatic personality, humor and infectious laugh always drew people to simply adore him. Lashon truly touched the lives of all who came in contact with him.

Lashon loved to dance, sing, shop the latest fashions and listen to all forms of music. He had a true passion for cooking and simply loved to entertain with family and friends. More importantly, we all know Lashon loved to cook because he loved to eat. If there was ever a social gathering, Lashon was always at the top of the VIP list. He was truly the life of the party and made sure we all had a good time, with good food, music and much laughter.

In 2012, Lashon met the love of his life, fiance’ Mike Riley. Soon after, they both moved to Newark, New Jersey where they made a special vow to spend the rest of their lives together. The two were fortunate to be blessed with one son, Noah Crooks. Noah was truly his personal gift from God, as Lashon always promised to provide him with the best life a child could ever have. Lashon’s nurturing and loving spirit was evident in the way he adored and cared for his family.

Lashon was employed at New Jersey Transit, and Continental Airlines, Newark Airport for many years. As career opportunities continued to arise, Lashon’s final place of employment was at Montclair State University as a Cook Supervisor for the past few years.

He accepted our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at a very young age and always sought solace in prayer, bible readings and his forever love of gospel music. We can never forget how Lashon loved his acting role in the local off broadway play “ God Don't Need No Matches..” This spiritual experience allowed Lashon to feel how the holy spirit moved mountains in his life. In his latter 20’s, Lashon became a member of the Agape Family Worship Center, Rahway New Jersey.

Lashon never wavered his love of the Lord as he often encouraged others to remain steadfast in their relationship with God . His infectious smile and laughter blessed the hearts and souls of all who came in contact with him. To know Lashon is to love him. His spirit of compassion, perseverance and loyalty will remain forever in our lives.

On Sunday January 10, 2021, our dearest Lashon went home to be with the Lord. Lashon is looking down from heaven with his beloved pre-deceased grandparents the late Reco and Peggy Parks and best friend Tony Cruz. On this earth, his beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of; his soulmate and fiance, Micheal Riley, one child: Noah Crooks; his loving parents Linda Jones and Lewis Bundy; one brother: Raheem and sister Erica (Bundy), three nieces; Tashaya, Armani and Meehaz; four nephews Raheem, Qua’im, Zaheem and Jaiden, Aunts; Janice Harris, Ouida Manning and Uncles Jerome Parks, Eric Parks, Rico Parks , two godchildren; Keishara Sykes, Aiden Wright and his forever soul sisters: Yvette, Tish, Kimmie, Stacy, Monique and Crystal; including his soul brother Tyrone.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 16, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Smith Funeral Home
455 North Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Smith Funeral Home
455 North Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
 

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