JOVON C. HARVEY Sr.
1969 - 2013
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JOVON C. HARVEY SR., 44, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. He was born on June 15, 1969, in Fort Wayne. He was a 1987 graduate of R. Nelson Snider High School and attended Ball State University on a football scholarship. Jovon was very faithful to his church, Greater Mount Ararat, Pastor Ernest Starks, and a servant of God. He was a kind, giving person, who loved his family. Through one of his restaurants, he held multiple annual back to school and holiday events providing free school supplies, free clothing, free food, free haircuts and turkeys for families. He sponsored several baseball teams and provided employment to many. Surviving are his sons, Brandon J. Harvey and Jovon C. Harvey Jr.; daughters, Jaelyn D. Harvey, Jasmine J. Harvey, Jovashanae J. Harvey, and Whit'Ne M. Harvey; mother, Essie Bass; father, Ollie (Pearline) Harvey Jr.; brothers, Charles (Sonya) Corey and Ollie Harvey II; sisters, Denise Harvey, Aleatha Harvey and Carmen Harvey; granddaughter, Kyndal D. Harvey; special niece, Keondra Harvey; special daughters, Kiara Kizer and Jazlan Lynch; special nephews, Khristopher Harvey and Kacey Harvey; special friend, Shalonda Tabron; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, JocQuale J. Harvey; brother, Richard Harvey; sisters, Lisa Carter, Deondra Griggs and Kasondra Harvey; and grandfathers, Lorenzo Corey and Ollie C. Harvey Sr. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Ararat, with visitation two hours prior. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Carmichael Funeral Service.


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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 1, 2013.
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July 22, 2014
Daddy, as time goes on I miss you SOOO much more. I take comfort in knowing you LOVED & LIVED the word of GOD and it most definitely showed in your walk and in your talk. Our relationship was SUPER and you did a FANTASTIC job with me. I have a book of memories in my mind & heart that Ill forever cherish. Thanks for showing me how to be a stand up man and TRUST GOD in everything I do. I miss and love you daddy! Love always & forever your Jr!!!!!!! Heaven couldnt wait for you :)
Jovon Harvey Jr
November 30, 2013
My the joy of The Lord be your strength in these times.always remember that GOD is still GOD
Mike Hill
November 30, 2013
We miss you cousin and you will alwayz have a place in my heart
O'sha Ford-Booher
November 9, 2013
May God continue to give you and the Family strength.
Arlene Anderson
November 8, 2013
I can't believe this has happened, someone I have known all my life. May God be with him and my family in heaven. Many prayers to his family.
Wash White
November 4, 2013
Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement please continue to keep our family in your prayers.
the Harvey family
November 4, 2013
Sorry for your loss. Did know u that well but hear alot of good things about R.I.P. see u and will get to know u when I get my wings.
Wardell Lockett
November 2, 2013
To the Harvey Family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this very moment!
Etta Walker
November 2, 2013
May GOD give you comfort in your time of sorrow.
Jada Tolbert
November 2, 2013
Essie may G'd give you strength and comfort in your time of tragedy and loss. My family and I extend our condolences to you and family. May G'd keep his umbrella of protection upon you and cherish the memories of your son...
Sharee (Brown) Muhammad
November 2, 2013
R.I.P. Jovon. u will b missed. u were a good man.
Crystal proctor
November 2, 2013
My condolences to the Harvey family
November 2, 2013
I miss you ,cousion jovon i remember you amd ,your sister in Atl duppy all us had a good time at concert in the park ,i know she is with you , have a good time up there.
Tracy Corey,P
November 2, 2013
May the Lord provide comfort and peace in the hearts of all family and friends during this troubling time.
Porscha Davis and Family
November 2, 2013
Essie, my prayers are with you & all of Jovons family. Continue to trust in GOD. I know the pain of losing a child, however, your faith will sustain you. Remember to " walk by faith, not by sight" !!!! That was truly a wonderful write up that paints a beautiful picture much different than the 1st story published. It makes for a great legacy.
Jimmy Graham
November 2, 2013
May God continue to strengthen your family during this time. My heart felt condolences to the Harvey family.
Stephanie Lee
November 2, 2013
Prayers go out to the family Jovon was a good man who really loved his family may God be with you.
Roger Smith
November 2, 2013
My prayers n condolences goes out to the harvey family especially his kids, may God give u strength n courage through this hard time! RIP Harvey u was loved by so many!
Angie Booker
November 1, 2013
We r so sorry for your lost my God heal your pain and keep u strong.To all his children God Bless and always keep him alive in your hearts, souls and minds!
Mr. & Mrs. Sanders
November 1, 2013
My friends, may god bless and keep you all in his loving care. My friend rest now you are at peace with god......
Darrell & Diane Thomas
November 1, 2013
My friends, may god bless and keep you all in his loving care. My friend rest now you are at peace with god......
Diane Thomas
November 1, 2013
Praying for God's peace for the family. Jovon will be missed. Love Correy and Mesha Pearson.
Correy and Mesha Pearson
November 1, 2013
To a very very close friend who was like a brother to me who heart was pure and loving and giving he will be truly missed and loved and never ever forgotten until the day i die may god bless his mother and kids and the rest of his family and his dad there is not enough words to say to express such a god fearing man ......missed but never forgotten you or my son.....still crying....
jack woods
November 1, 2013
To my friend that was very soft spoken. But had one of the biggest heart for people. you will truly be missed. God Bless RIH PRAISE WITH THE LORD.......
Diane Thomas-Jemison
November 1, 2013
My prayers are with you guys love is love
Kimberly Woodson
November 1, 2013
My deepest sympathy to you and your family! I was classmates with Jovon our entire childhood! What a wonderful person he was! May God grant u peace in the midst if your storm! Much love to you and your family!
Rachel Fortney-Hughes
November 1, 2013
My heart and Prayers go out to the Harvey family, Jovon will be dearly missed... God Bless you all. The Mason and Piper Family
Teresa Mason
November 1, 2013
Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to Essie, the entire Harvey family and especially the children of Jovon C. Harvey Sr. May God continue to bless and keep you wrapped in His Loving Arms. Jovon was a goood guy and he truly cared about others. I will keep you all in my thoughts and uplifted in prayer.

"Jovon-give Ole Skool a hug for me!!!!"
Kimm Gorman
November 1, 2013
May God bless you and your family in your time of sorrow.
Sherry Stephens-Barnes
November 1, 2013
Essie sorry to hear of your lost our prayers are with you love Drena
Drena Williams
November 1, 2013
Condolences to the Harvey Family,
Essie, only God can bring you & the grandchildren through this time of sorrow. I will continue to keep each and every one of you lifted up before the Lord. Psalm 121: 1-2 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
Lynn Conley
November 1, 2013
May God be with you all. Praying for your family.
Eulunda Frison
November 1, 2013
May the peace of God give you all peace at this hour of need Earth has no sorrows that Heaven can't heal
Gerald King
November 1, 2013
MAY GOD, CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU ESSIE I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU ALL!
Catherine Johnson
November 1, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Robert Lewis
November 1, 2013
God please keep this family close to You as they go through these hard times of the lost of a great son, father, uncle, friend and most of all a true man of God
Talitha Hutchins
November 1, 2013
May God Bless The Harvey Family.
V. Pearson
November 1, 2013
Essie, Ollie & Family,
We were so sorry to hear about Jovon. He is in GOD's care now. The Lord will give you the strength to bear this load. We will continue to lift you up in prayer.
Gwendolyn & Curtis Brown & Family
November 1, 2013
Dear Harvey family may the strength of our Lord be with you during this difficult time.
Joy Gardner
November 1, 2013
IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE
RITA JOHNSON
November 1, 2013
Essie our prayers are with you and the family.
Reggie Moore
November 1, 2013
May God be with you and your family during this time. The loss of a loved one is never easy. God will restore.
Jamela Eldridge
November 1, 2013
Dear Ms. Essie, my heart goes out to you with sincere sympathy and love.

Words cannot express how my heart aches at this time.

However, I can't imagine how much your going though but God knows and believe me He's going to see you though.

If there's anything that I can do please let me know. God loves you and so do I.
Mrs. Susan Kelsaw Graham Family
November 1, 2013
We had just confirmed that Jovon and I were cousins he will truly be missed, Love you cuzzo!
Juattassa Fontenot (Harvey)
November 1, 2013
Greg Boyd
November 1, 2013
So sorry for your loss, Jovan will truly be missed but never forgotin...
antione billingsley
November 1, 2013
In this difficult time, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Alfredia Moore-McElvene & Sons
November 1, 2013
To the Harvey/Basse family...my family...my heart goes out to you all. Im praying for you. May God richly continue to bless and keep you. Absent from the body you know who has him. Present with our Lord God. I love you auntie

Charmene Humphrey-Ward and the Jones family
Charmene Ward
November 1, 2013
So sorry to hear about the loss of Jovon. I pray for comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Katina Trice
November 1, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Brenda Lee James
November 1, 2013
MY PRAYERS ARE GOING OUT TO YOU AND FAMILY
NELOUISE GRAYSON
November 1, 2013
To the Harvey . There is no words that can take awy your pain and bring back your lass right now . Just know has his hand on him now and those are the best hands to be in. So hold your head up a look to the sky and you will see a great guy looking down on you. God with you and your family. Jovon you will be missed by many,
Yulonda and Contrell Davis
November 1, 2013
MY HEART IS STILL HEAVY,AND I WISH I COULD BE THERE FOR MY FAMILY,BUT ESSIE MY DEAR SISTER STAND STRONG,HE WILL TRUELY BE MMISSED BUT NEVER BE FORGOTTEN,BE BLESS, LOVE U ALL
November 1, 2013
I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE MY CONDOLENCES TO THE HARVEY FAMILY. I AM SORRY AUNT ESSE FOR YOUR LOSS.
TRACEY& DODDIE TURNER
November 1, 2013
I am very sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.
Green Family
November 1, 2013
God Bless the Harvey family. If you need someone you can always call on God. He is the only one who can comfont you in your time of need. God bless and never forget the good things in life that your father did.
Sheila Cooper
November 1, 2013
So Sorry for the lost of a good Man. He has helped alot of people and will truely be missed . God has another Ángel to watch over his people. R.I.H. Joven Harvey Sr.
Antawana Ingol
November 1, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Vanessa Stewart
November 1, 2013
Essie and family....so sorry for your loss. May God bring you peace and comfort in this time of sorrow. God Bless You.
Pam Davis-Anderson
November 1, 2013
Essie,
Words cannot express how sorry I am. I know that Jovon was a very special part of your life. In a blink of an eye your life will never be the same and nothing anyone says can change that, but please know that your friends are here for you. The strength you have shown through your life will help your grandchildren handle this very difficult time. You are their heart and they are looking at you to guide them moving forward on how to use God to understand why. Jovon has accomplished what he was sent to do and now he has been called back to heaven to rest. My thoughts are with you and I know that Jovon is now with his sisters and brother watching over all of you. May an angel walk beside each of you to help ease your pain.
With Love & Friendship,
Maggie Fiedler
November 1, 2013
My dear Harvey family and children, may God's blessings be upon you in your time of need.
Lynn Dowdell
November 1, 2013
Ms. Essie I was saddened to hear of your loss, take comfort in knowing he was saved and now he is with the Lord. You would always come into City Utilities and when I waited on you, you talked about Jovon, felt like I knew him. My prayers are with you and your family in your time of need.
Tammy Chandler
November 1, 2013
To The Harvey Family & Friends

The article in today's paper truly sums up the life he lived. He was a great everything to everybody. The perspective given from the article was true and accurate to the man he was. Our families have been friends for years and we feel this loss as our own. Ollie & Essie you are in our prayers we love all very much.
Pastor Isaac & Sherry Fincher, Jr.
November 1, 2013
My life will be forever be changed I'm so glad I had the opportunity to call you my friend RIH J your legacy will forever live on. I'm confident in knowing God was waiting with open arms just to say JOB WELL DONE. Forever Libby
La'Brina Starks
November 1, 2013
My deepest condolences to the harvey family. Jovon will be truly missed.
Derrick Moore Sr
November 1, 2013
To the family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are devastated that Jay has been taken away. He was our family. He was truly a good person. He will be missed by many. May you all find comfort to know that no one can hurt him any more. To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD! Jay is at rest, remember all of the good things that he has done, keep his memories in your hearts. May GOD bless all of you! Love to you all, tina goings and family.
tina goings
October 31, 2013
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY YOU DRAW CLOSE TO GOD BY READING HIS WORD, AND FIND COMFORT IN THE HOPE THAT HE GIVES US ALL OF SEEING OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN IN PARADISE HERE ON EARTH.
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