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Aaron E. Harris

January 27, 1981 ~ July 17, 2021 (age 40)

Obituary

Aaron Ellsworth Harris was born on January 27, 1981 in Joliet, IL to Marlene Louise and William Earl Harris. He was called home to live in eternity with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, July 17, 2021. 

Aaron attended and graduated from Joliet Central High School, later attending Northern Illinois University, studying Business. He was a bright and inquisitive student, often enrolled in honors courses, excelling in both math and science. He was baptized and grew in Christ at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Dr.  Issac Singleton, Sr.  At the time of his unfortunate passing, he was employed at Bunge Loders Croklaan in Channahon, Illinois.

Undoubtedly, Aaron’s greatest love and the joys of his life were his children.  Aaron met the love of his life, forever friend, companion and fiancé, Tiffany Bass.  They shared over 12 years of lifelong memories and they parented his only son, Cameron Harris to complete his legacy.  He was intent on putting his children first and was able to successfully co-parent Sanai, with LaTasha and Aerin, with Neicey. Because of Aaron’s big heart and infinite love, he also gained a ‘bonus’ daughter, Nahmya. 

Aaron loved sports, especially the Los Angeles Lakers Basketball and all things relative to the University of North Carolina. He enjoyed taking the kids to games, travel, and spending time with family and friends.

Aaron was blessed with friendships that span decades. He had a core group of friends that have supported him and his family in both good and challenging times, and for that he was exceedingly grateful. 

Aaron is preceded in death by his loving mother, Marlene McElrath, maternal grandmothers, Edwine Daniels and Margaret Foy, and maternal grandfather, Edward Foy (Boompa). 

Aaron leaves the memory of his life to his adoring children, Sanai, Aerin, Cameron and Nahmya; sisters, Felicia (Russell) Bass and Kenda Perry; nieces, Jameka Evans, Jaylin Coleman and Aaliyah Perry; nephew, Norman Baker Jr.; fiancé, Tiffany Bass; best friends, Andre Parham and Jason Heath; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, and lifelong friends that will cherish his memory forever. 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
July 26, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Minor-Morris Funeral Home, Ltd.
112 Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433
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Visitation
Tuesday
July 27, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
402 Singleton Place
Joliet, Illinois 60436
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Funeral Service
Tuesday
July 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
402 Singleton Place
Joliet, Illinois 60436
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Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
July 27, 2021

Elmhurst Cemetery
1212 East Washington Street
Joliet, Illinois 60433

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