Daniel Herman “Danny Boy” Harris, age 59, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 4:16 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at his home in Mt. Vernon.
Daniel was born in St. Louis, on April 19, 1954, the son of Lester Harris and Jacqueline (Mchaskell). He was united in marriage to Saundra Harris; she preceded him in death in Aug. 16, 2012.
He was a member of Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 773 of Marion. He worked construction until failing health. He was of the Christian faith. He was a loving man that loved everyone and those who meet him loved him.
Daniel is survived by his children, Tamara Randell and husband Marshall of Saint Louis, Jacqueline McCoy and husband Gregg of Mt. Vernon, Victoria Derixson of Mt. Vernon, Trenton Turner of Mt. Vernon and Garrett Watson of Mt. Vernon; three sisters, Evelyn Woods and husband Charles Brannon of Mt. Vernon, Josephine Moore of San Diego, and Jacqueline Starks San Diego; one brother, Lester Harris of Los Angeles; special nephews, Jerry Harris of Ypsilanti, Mich., David Woods of Mt. Vernon and Willie Woods of Richmond, Calif.; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins
He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Harris; mother, Jacqueline Harris-Patterson, step father, David Patterson; two sisters, Althea Deloach and Ameerah Harris; and also one brother, Azim Harris.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Evangelistic Outreach Christian Center, 1407 S. 11th St., Mt. Vernon, with Pastor Garry Moore Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Woodlawn.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the Church.
For more information call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit online at www.newellfuneralhome.com for online obituary and on-line condolences.