Deputy D'Andre Jerel Harris

September 21, 1990 ~ January 26, 2021 (age 30)


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D’Andre Jerel Harris was born September 21, 1990 to Venson Dwight Harris and Tamika Dana Wright in Chester, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School in May of 2009. Following his high school matriculation, he earned a degree Bachelor’s Degree from DeVry University in 2014. Not only was he a true light among us, but also just beginning to truly live his life for himself and to the fullest.

D’Andre, affectionately known to his family as Andre, was a genuinely kind- hearted, loving, generous, and naturally funny person. He was always willing to help someone else in any way he possibly could, whether that meant giving money, giving rides, lending a listening ear, giving a comforting hug, speaking an encouraging word, or opening his home to others in need. Andre loved to crack jokes and make others laugh. His constantly sarcastic nature and quick-wittedness are what made him so unique. He touched the lives of so many with his amazing smile and silliness, but also his loving greetings, generosity, and genuinely caring nature.

Andre met his wife, Kathy Hicks, in 2015. They both were recently hired as Deputy Sheriffs at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. While both working at the Fulton County Jail on the 3-11 Shift, they would greet one another, “Hey Baby
Hicks!” (Baby Hicks was a nickname given to Kathy in training because of her small stature and relation to her uncle, also in Law Enforcement) and she would follow up with “Hey Baby Harris!” (because he too, was small in stature). Although they didn’t begin their relationship until December of 2018, they always maintained a close working relationship throughout the various changes in their work locations and fluctuating schedules. BooBear, as his wife would affectionately call him, and Kathy got engaged in Montego Bay, Jamaica in the year of 2019 on a couples’ trip they took with their dear friends, the Rosses. Andre and Kathy were wed in a private ceremony held at the Fulton County Courthouse, in spite of the Covid-19 crisis, by Judge Alex Manning on April 24, 2020.

Andre experienced the greatest joys of life when spending time with his wife, his family, and friends. He loved laughing, joking, and spending time with those he loved so very dearly. Andre was an avid bowler, capable of bowling a perfect game. He also enjoyed playing his PlayStation 4 and upright arcade games such as Mortal Kombat and Ms. PacMan. He was the reigning champion in the household on Ms. PacMan. Andre was a lover of good R&B music and would sometimes try to emulate what he heard while in the car riding with his wife. He enjoyed joking around, getting his hair cut, and boxing with his best friend Travell Daniels. Andre took great pride in all his possessions, especially his vehicle! He made sure to keep it washed, vacuumed and smelling good, even if he went a little too heavy on the scents.

Andre was preceded in death by his beloved younger cousin Jalen in 2019. Andre is survived by his loving wife, Kathy (Mother & Sister in Love - Velma & Adrienne Hicks and family); mother, Tamika Wright; father, Venson “Dwight” Harris; sister Jamaris
(Darren DeVoue and nieces Maxwell & Harper); maternal grandparents Yvonne & Willie “Ross” Fowler; paternal grandmother, Velma Jacobs; paternal great-aunts, Thelma (Keith Reneau), Brenda Render; paternal aunt and uncles: Dana Harris, David Harris, Vincent “Dwayne” Harris; paternal cousins: Tara (Arthur Tripp), Tiara & Tanisha; (Earnest Roberts) Ai’Vah &
Amora’Lynn; Tamara(Aaron Jones III) Taylor, Aaron IV, & Joshua; Kelvin (Renee, Kelvin Jr, Khloe, & Kyrie); Alex & William; and a host of other loving family members and friends.

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Memorial Service
February 5, 2021

11:00 AM
Enon Baptist Church
3550 Enon Road SW
Atlanta, GA 30349

Video is available for this event

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