Willie was born on June 28, 1957, his parents Luther and Mary Harris preceded him in death. Wille is the second born of his two siblings, Emma English and Lorenzo Harris Sr., both who preceded him in death. Willie was proudly raised in Chicago’s Cabrini Green housing development, the foundation to his hardcore yet teddybear personality.
Moving to Maywood, Illinois as an older boy, Will quickly gained new friends and turned extended family. Willie attended District 89 schools, graduating at Proviso East High School and attending Triton College.
Willie married his soul mate Pearline Harris on June 16, 1979 ( preceded him in death) and of which came about three amazing daughters and two sons in law; Lin Reed, Cheree Daniels (Guy), and Shernita Florez (David).
Willie was an extremely hard working career laborer, being employed at Jewel/Osco for 28 years until his retirement.
Willie was undeniably a born hustler, and well known for his love for the “horses” (racetrack) and his high tech lottery number strategy.
Willie left his biggest fans behind, nine grandchildren; Terrence, Lindsey, Jadrien, Jasmin, Shantell, Kennadi, Jordyn, Anysiah, and Necalli.
Willie left behind his biggest little fans, five great grandchildren; Jayden Noah, Jailahmae, Kylin, Nazir, and Emma.
Willie leaves his nieces and nephews; Mynasha, Lorenzo Jr., Aleasha, Tracy, Timothy, Cassidy, Melony, Julius and Rasheed, Cameron, Diavione, Amani,and Aria.
Willie leaves six great nieces and nephews; Lady, Jahmai, Aysah, Legend, Adrien, and Lorenzo lll, all whom he adored as if they were his own children.
Willie leaves behind his brothers from another mother, his six brothers in law; Michael, Kenny, Claude, Kene, Casso and Paul and his sisters in law Lolly and Nadine.
Willie was nothing without his 19th Avenue Posse!
Willie leaves us all with fond memories, great laughter, a few quotes, and many sayings!
A die hard Chicago Bears fan, he leaves us all to “Bear Down” regardless if they win or lose!
Although his untimely death breaks our hearts, each of us can rest assured he’s resting in his fathers arms.
In lieu of flowers, please if you haven’t recently, Please Go Get A Physical, Check On Your Loved One’s and Cherish The Moments You Have With Them!
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Private Memorial Chicago, Illinois