In loving memory


Last week I was taken out of the world to go home and be with my family as we said goodbye to my grandmother’s youngest son, Keith Harris (Uncle Son in BIRD). I can’t begin to tell you how special he was to all of us. He was a great light in this world and left behind a legacy of social work, community service, friendship and family. If you wanted great advice, a pep talk, a job lead, a good laugh, a fun night of bowling, crab legs, or big screen tv, he was the one to see ;-). Though we are all so sad that he had to go at only 58 years, we are so grateful that he didn’t suffer for very long and all are warmed by knowing how much he gave this world and how much fun he had while he was here.. R.I.P. Uncle Keith. We love you so much and will miss you, but you will live on in our hearts and minds forever.



Thank you to everyone who prayed for our family, called,
came by to support my aunt and cousins, and kept us in your thoughts at this difficult time.


  1. Zetta Elliott
    September 3, 2009

    Your uncle must have been so proud of your accomplishments, Shadra. And he’ll live on in your hearts, and in your breathtaking artwork.

  2. Aunt Kathy
    September 3, 2009

    Shadra, I didn’t know about your Uncle Keith’s death. I am so sorry. Please give my condolences to your grandmother, mom and the rest of your family. I know what its like to lose a family member so young. You all are in my prayers. Hope to see you soon. Katherine

  3. Bobbie Frost
    September 9, 2009


    So sorry to hear about your uncle and even more sorry that I was not able to support you, your mom and the rest of the family. Please know that I am praying for you and them. I will be in contact with you and your mom in the very near future.

    Love you all,
    Bobbie Frost

  4. Cleo Strickland
    September 12, 2009

    I am so sorry to hear about your uncle. I never had a chance to meet him, but just reading your posting, I know he must have been a kind and loving person. Please give my condolence to your family, I know it is not easy to say good-bye to a love one. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope to see you soon.



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