Michael J. 'Mikey' Harris
1973 0 2014
Michael J. 'Mikey' Harris, age 40, of Gulfport, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 20 2014. The family considers him to be their hero because of the courage, strong will and spirit he exhibited during the many trials he faced during his lengthy illness.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Elmira Bell; and his pet dog, Lou.
Mikey is survived by his wife, Jillian Harris of Gulfport; his parents, Billy and Rosalyn Harris of Gulfport; his siblings, Jan Spain and Bubba Harris and his wife, Dawn, of Gulfport, and Babs Rogers and her husband, Buck of Huntsville, AL; his nieces and nephews, Breann Rogers, Holly Rogers, Haley Spain, Hannah Spain, Jake Spain, Sydnie Harris, and Gavin Harris; numerous close friends; and his pet dog, Sammy.
Mikey loved the game of soccer, was a mentor for many young people and coached a soccer team in the South Mississippi Soccer Club to a state championship. He enjoyed fishing and his jeep. He worked for many years and was a partner with his family of Billy Harris Plumbing. He always had a smile on his face and he loved life.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. John Douglas and Dr. Paul Mullen (who he called "the cavalry") for their amazing medical skills and Dr. Horrell Townsend for his kindness and encouragement to Michael and his family. These three doctors were always there for him. Also much appreciation to the entire staff of Memorial Hospital at Gulfport who showed tru care and compassion for him and Grace Healthcare and Kare in Home Health Care, especially Mandy and Thomas.
Memorial donations may be made to: Humane Society of South Mississippi, 2615 25th Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM at the RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 11280 Three Rivers Rd, Gulfport, with a visitation for family and friends from 2:00 PM until the service.
An online obituary may be viewed and memories shared at www.riemannfamily.com.
Riemann Family Funeral Home
11280 Three Rivers Road Gulfport, MS 39503
Published in The Sun Herald on Feb. 23, 2014