I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder how I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh, but Jesus’ love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
On Friday, May 28, 2021, John Henry Harris Jr., loving husband and father, transitioned at age 78.
John was born on October 13, 1943, in Eads, Tennessee, to John Henry Harris, Sr. and Zelner Rivers.
Later in his adolescent years, John and his family relocated to Wayne, Michigan.
As an adult, John joined and served his country in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1969. Upon
leaving the Air force, John worked as a factory worker in Detroit, Michigan, before relocating to Miami,
On January 3rd, 1969, he married Norma Jean Harris. They raised two sons, Leroy Grant Jr., Emory
Grant, nephew/son Johnnie Moore III, and niece Shonteaka Moore.
John also worked for the United States Postal Service in Miami, Florida, providing 22 years of excellent
And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’arm to lean on,
John had a passion for family, cars, and airplanes. He was also an avid music lover and builder. He
combined his favorite hobbies with building several items around the home and collecting memorabilia
consisted of cars and planes. He was known for his kind and compassionate spirit, wit, slow to speak,
and always ready to listen.
Could I have one doubt or dread?
A Life Well Lived
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s Will.
There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remains,
John was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Harris and Zellner Rivers; brothers Lenward
Jones, Obediah Harris, Eddie Harris; wife Norma Jean Harris, son Leroy Grant Jr., and his
granddaughter Latasha Grant.
He is survived by his sisters Mae Perkins, Mattie Winfrey; son Emory Grant, nephew/son Johnnie
Moore III, neice/daughter Shanteak Moore, his grandchildren La’toya Grant, Ava Grant, Daina Grant,
Willie Grant, David Bain, Val Mayes Jr., Tevin Grant, and Ebonee Grant; great-grandchildren Oranjo
Fussell Jr., Journee Purnell, Camella Mayes, Zuri Grant, Angelique Crawford and Kendall Deadwhyler,
Joseph Peter and Sasha Murray, who was like his granddaughter as well; sixteen nephews and nieces,
and a host of cousins, and close family friends, to whom he cared deeply about.
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!
“For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether
we die, we are the Lord’s.”- Romans 14:8
- Harris, Jr.
- Wright and Young Funeral Home
- 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
Wright and Young Chapel
15332 NW 7th Avenue
- 06/05/2021 at 2:00 PM
- Caballero Rivero Dade Memorial Park
1301 OpaLocka Blvd