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Ronald “Ron” Harris, Jr. made his arrival to the world on December 31,1985 in Kansas City, Kansas to his proud parents, Ronald Harris, Sr. and Angela Moynett Allen. He was their first and only born son. As a young child, Ron was very inquisitive and active, yet shy at times. He loved sports at a very young age, football being his first love, followed by t-ball. Ron was spoiled with love by his entire family, especially his maternal grandmother, Bobbie Jewel Hayes. Ron was everyone's baby boy.
Ron dedicated his life to Christ at an early age under the leadership of the late Bishop WB Henderson. He was an active member at his family’s church Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ for over 30 years. During his adolescent years, Ron participated in many ministries such as Trinity Temple Youth Choir (TTYC), the usher board, Young Men at Work, Sunday school and Trinity Temple’s basketball team. Ron was baptized into Christ at the age of 13.
Ron was educated in the Grandview Public School District area, graduating from Grandview High School class of 2004. Ron’s love for sports continued as he played varsity football for the Grandview Bulldogs as lineman 51. Ron continued his education and received a football scholarship at Highland Community College.
On March 31, 2010, Ron married Canyae Downing Harris and to this union his first child Reiajah L. Harris was born. He loved his family and was often planning ways he could spend meaningful time together – watching sports, game nights, bowling, movies, grilling or his favorite restaurants. Ron was the host that did the most who would go out of his way to make everyone feel comfortable with his hearty laugh and beautiful smile. That spirit of service followed him everywhere he went, never meeting a stranger and winning over the hearts of many. Ron took pride in everything he did especially working for one of his favorite teams, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Ron continued to mature not only as a husband, father, exemplary employee but also a man of faith. Ron loved studying and learning God’s word and in 2012, Ron was ordained as a minister under the leadership of Bishop Benjamin Stephens III. His family and friends gleamed with pride as he gave his first sermon. No matter the circumstances, Ron kept God’s word rooted in his heart.
Even after a dark and troubled period, Ron continued to stretch and excel in life and in the workplace. His mentor, Tucker Lott, answered God’s voice and offered Ron a supervisor position with Performance Packaging where he worked diligently for three years. Ron was a liaison and supervised over 75 employees. In June of 2018, Ron moved to St Louis where he joined and served on the men’s ministry team at Hope and Healing Worship Center under the leadership of Superintendent Avery Sanders. Ron became team lead/press operator for Rickett Inc. for three years. Continuing to reach higher heights, Ron landed a supervisor position with Boxes, where he worked over a year until his passing. Ron exceeded all expectations in the work place.
Ron was proceeded in death by his father, Ronald Harris, Sr.; maternal grandparents Bobbie Jewel Hayes and Vance Hawkins and godfather, Sylvester Brown.
Survivors include his children, Reiajah La-Nei, Liana Sofia, Kayleb Anthony; mother, Angela Moynett Allen; sisters, Tamika Brown Warfield (Richard) and Tywanna Brown; his favorite uncle Billy Hayes (Darlene); uncle, Larry Thomas; great aunts, Annie Hayes and Julia Brown; special cousins, TaiJahona and T'Juan Warfield; special friend, Jameisha McGowan; paternal grandmother, Vernell Williams; aunt, Gwendolyn Curry; uncle, Daniel Williams and a host of cousins, relatives, family and friends.
Ron was well loved and respected by all.