Deshaun Alexander Ramone Harris was born on a sunny Tuesday June 14, 1988, in Seattle, WA to Lisa Michele Whitaker and Shaun Ansar Harris. He departed this life unexpectedly Sunday, February 26, 2023 in Norfolk, VA. He was a healthy and energetic child enjoying the adventures of childhood. From Daycare to Head Start, to kindergarten, to elementary school, Deshaun thrived in many subjects. Deshaun attended Saint Edward Catholic school before matriculating to Seattle Public Schools. He had a great fondness for football and basketball and played those sports to the best of his ability.
Deshaun enjoyed riding his bicycle and took several trips across I-90 bridge without permission, of course. Deshaun was introduced to the love of God by going to church and participating in Sunday School and youth services. He really loved to play the drums and he got his first drum-set at three years old. Any opportunity available he would eagerly play the drums for church service, always giving his all.
Every moment in one’s life is not always sunshine, Deshaun experienced many ups and several downs, but worked hard to overcome those challenging times. One of Deshaun’s brightest moments in life was the birth of his children, whom he loved dearly. He received his GED through Seattle Public School System and attended South Seattle Community College receiving a certificate in Welding and for a brief time worked at Norfolk Docks.
Deshaun was an outgoing person who rarely met a stranger. He would engage you in long conversations about many different topics. Often leaving in you in awe about the information he knew.
Deshaun was preceded in death by his father Shaun Ansar Harris, daughters Junae and Da’Myah Harris, grandfather Ansar Jonny Harris. He leaves to mourn sons, Deshaun Jr, Dayzhaun; daughter D’Aryona; mother Lisa M. Whitaker, Virginia Beach, VA; brothers Malik Scales, Virginia Beach, VA, Anthony Harris Seattle, WA; paternal grandmother Sharon Harris-Hailu, Woodinville, WA; maternal grandparents Michael and Mozella Whitaker, Cumming, GA; uncle Michael Whitaker II Kent, WA; aunts Lori Whitaker, Chesapeake Beach, MD, Deidre Harris Sacramento, CA, Stephanie Jackson (Leon) Seattle, WA., Challice Williams (Darryl) Tacoma, WA; great grandfather William A. Barr Sr. Cumming, GA; the mother of his children, Danielle Simmons of Kent, WA; and a host of great uncles, great aunts, cousins and friends.
Deshaun will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
We love you take your rest.
Memorial service for Deshaun will he held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 12 noon at Altmeyer Funeral Home 5033 Rouse Dr., Virginia Beach, VA.
Sending Our Love, hugs, Sympathy and Heart-felt Condolences to Lisa, Deshaun’s Children(Danielle) And the Entire Family during this time of sorrow, please know Our deepest thoughts and Prayers are with you All. Still can’t believe your gone Cuz! Family May God bring peace and comfort to your hearts Today, always and forever… We will never forget your big smile Deshaun and the memories We have with you. Rest easy in peace and paradise Cuz We love you, God Bless All!
Cousin Afrika and Family
My heart is absolutely broken into pieces, I pray that God gives our family the strength to persevere this loss. Lisa I know your pain!!! please stay strong, Deshaun Rest in Paradise, you and Renzo watch over the rest of the family. I love you both dearly. Until we meet again family…Jamaican Pride for life.🇯🇲🇯🇲💔
Wishing peace,comfort, courage and love to my entire family as we grieve the loss of my cousin. Lisa you have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Deshaun may you rest in peace.
-Bijan L. Jackson
Our deepest condolences to Lisa and her family at this time of need Deshaun u will truly be missed. Love you guys always from the Trusty family
Take your rest nephew! To my sister, Lisa & family may God take care of you! I love you and know that I will be with you through it all!
Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of our Beloved cousin Deshaun Harris. We will cherish our memories and may you rest in eternal peace.
Tiffany; Darryl Jr & Brittney Williams