Edward Lee Harris was born January 12, 1967, in Los
Angeles, CA to parents Eddie Lee Harris Sr., and Catherine
Richardson. He was the third of five siblings. At a young age,
Edward and his family relocated to Phoenix, AZ where he
attended Shaw Elementary, Herrara Jr. High, and Central
High. As a teen, Edwards’s love of dance helped him earn a
reputation for being among the best and most sought-after
pop lockers in the Phoenix metro area. After winning one
dance contest after another, the largest being the annual
Eastlake Park Talent Showcase, Edward was invited to
perform at the Arizona State Fair in front of a crowd of over
thirty thousand people. Edward’s dance moves had the
crowd on their feet and opened the door for many more
performance opportunities. In 1984, Edward became a father
for the first time after the birth of his daughter, Tacarra
Mahogany Harris, and by 1986, he’d decided it was time for
a change. Edward moved his young family to the State of
Washington where he quickly started a new career as a
production technician at the world-famous Almond Roca
Plant in Tacoma. Edward’s family continued to grow and in
2006 he welcomed twin sons, Edward Lee Dayton-Harris and
Jonathan Dayton-Harris followed by daughter Kathy
Michelle Dayton-Harris in 2007. In 2017, Edward married
the love of his life, Janel Hove. The couple remained married
until Edward’s untimely passing on January 18, 2024.
Edward was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Lee
Harris Sr., sister, Cathy Richardson, maternal and paternal
grandparents, and many other close family members.
Edward is survived by his children; Tacarra, Edward,
Jonathan, and Kathy; his mother, Catherine Richardson,
with whom he shared an extraordinary bond. Siblings;
George Washington, Sr. (Los Angeles, CA), Thessalonia
Harris-Lawton (Tacoma, WA), Christa Harris-George
(Tacoma, WA), and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,
cousins, and friends. Edward was a beloved son, father,
brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. His presence is
deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. May his soul
rest in eternal peace. Amen…

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