Mr. Kenneth M. Harris, Galesburg Chapel

65, of Galesburg, Illinois died 12:01 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017 at his home.
He was born November 28, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois to James A. and Edna Emmanuel Harris. He married Grace E. Hardee January 10, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. She survives.
Also surviving is his mother, Edna Harris of Galesburg, three step sons, Robert (and Cheri`) Hawkins of Chicago, Illinois, Dana Hawkins of Decatur, Illinois and Michael Hawkins of Pekin, Illinois, a step daughter, Valarya (and Galen) Richmond of Chicago, Illinois, a brother, Allan (and Laqueda) Harris of Chicago, Illinois, two sisters, Stella Harris of Chicago, Illinois and Gail Harris of Galesburg, 18 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and four special friends, Dave and Christina H., Cody E. and Barbara B. all of Galesburg, Illinois.
Kenneth was a custodian at the University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago. He also was a substance abuse counselor in Chicago. He later was a cab driver for United Cab Company in Galesburg. He also worked for McDonalds in Galesburg. He enjoyed the slot machines at the riverboat casinos and loved to barbeque. Kenneth was a respected member of the recovery community.
Cremation will be accorded. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Robin Faull will officiate. A celebration of Kenneth’s life will be 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at First Church of God, 1080 Harrison St., Galesburg. Memorials may be made to the family.

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