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James “Jimmie” Harris

James "Jimmie" Harris

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James “Jimmie” Harris, 58, of Mt. Vernon, IL; born on March 3, 1965 in Red Bud, IL the son of James William and Roberta (Little) Harris; succumbed to lymphoma on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 3:33 a.m. in SSM-St. Louis University Hospital.

Jim worked for Walker’s Communication in Mt. Vernon, IL where he lived. He was a graduate of SIU Carbondale. He enjoyed reading, watching basketball, and was a real Turner Classic Movies buff. He is sadly missed by his family.

He is survived by one sister – Susan (Dennis) Stevenson of Sparta, IL; one brother – Steven Harris of Houston, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister – Toni Martindale.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.

Graveside services will be held at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Sarah LaChat says:

    My best memory of Uncle Jimmie was when he came to babysit my brother Chris and I for part of a summer. As the kids of his older sister Toni, we thought he was hilarious, and it remains to this day one of the best memories I have growing up. I am sad of his passing, and grateful to his brother, sister and other family members who helped him so tremendously during his illness.

  2. Pam Kirkpatrick says:

    My condolences to the family. I met Jim as he began his home search and choose me to be his realtor. We spent (many) hours together often laughing as Jim was so apprehensive and we looked at 23 houses! Jim had such a great sense of humor & wit. He purchased a home not far from me at the time and we often chatted as he walked by my house nearly every day on his way to a local establishment . Fond memories, Rest in Peace My Friend.

  3. Nanette (Owens) Campbell says:

    My heart goes out to Jimmy’s family. We were 1983 classmates and I have so many great memories of our school years. Jimmy could make you laugh with just a look and his witty sense of humor! We have been out of school for 40 years and yet I feel like we were just there yesterday. Forever in our hearts!

  4. Betty (Geralds) Stone says:

    My deepest sympathies to all the family. I had no idea that Toni had also passed, we sadly lost touch during the years.
    May God give you strength and peace.

  5. Rhonda Matchett says:

    RIP Jimmie,
    You were so hilarious in high school, never a dull moment with you in class. Rest easy in the arms of the Lord? you will be truly missed. Sending prayers for your family in this difficult time ?

  6. David Stout says:

    Sorry to here Jim lost his battle with cancer. My sympathy to the family Suzie and Steven.

    David Stout, Manager Mt. Vernon Communications, Retired.

  7. Valerie Kilman says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this, sending you deepest sympathies. Way back in high school, he was hilariously witty, irreverent, and so smart. It’s such a shame he’s gone so soon.

  8. Ann Willgoose says:

    We will miss Jimmie; he was witty, and loved teasing me. Rest in Peace. Condolences to his brother and sister

  9. Pat Laramore says:

    Deepest sympathy to Steve and his family

  10. Lela Neisler says:

    My sympathy to the family. I am sorry to see that Toni has passed away as well. I was sorry that Brenda and Rodney had passed. My brother, Harvey G. passed two years ago. He was friends with the “Steves”.

  11. Ron and Paula Kohring says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Susie, Dennis and all the family.

  12. Sherri Wildt says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Susie, Dennis and Steve. May your memories of your brother bring comfort and peace. Ken and Sherri

  13. Curtis Paul Lawson says:

    My sympathies to Susie and the family with prayers uplifted. The Stevenson’s were our neighbors during our growing up years. Jim would spend a lot of time at his older sister’s house. Even as a child he had us rolling in laughter and his humor served him well into his adult years.

  14. Becky Gregory says:

    I am so saddened to hear of Jimmie’s passing! He was always a great guy and could make anyone laugh. My sincere and deepest sympathies to his family and friends. RIP Jimmie!
    Becky (Calvert) Gregory

  15. Teresa Linders says:

    R.I.P. Jimmie!! Lots of memories from growing up days! You always made everyone laugh! To his family: my sympathy to you all! Jimmie was one of a kind!
    Teresa (Powers) Linders

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  1. R.I.P. Jimmie!! Lots of memories from growing up days! You always made everyone laugh! To his family: my sympathy to you all! Jimmie was one of a kind!
    Teresa (Powers) Linders

    Reply
  2. I am so saddened to hear of Jimmie’s passing! He was always a great guy and could make anyone laugh. My sincere and deepest sympathies to his family and friends. RIP Jimmie!
    Becky (Calvert) Gregory

    Reply
  3. My sympathies to Susie and the family with prayers uplifted. The Stevenson’s were our neighbors during our growing up years. Jim would spend a lot of time at his older sister’s house. Even as a child he had us rolling in laughter and his humor served him well into his adult years.

    Reply
  4. Our deepest sympathies to Susie, Dennis and Steve. May your memories of your brother bring comfort and peace. Ken and Sherri

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  5. Our deepest sympathy to Susie, Dennis and all the family.

    Reply
  6. My sympathy to the family. I am sorry to see that Toni has passed away as well. I was sorry that Brenda and Rodney had passed. My brother, Harvey G. passed two years ago. He was friends with the “Steves”.

    Reply
  7. Deepest sympathy to Steve and his family

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  8. We will miss Jimmie; he was witty, and loved teasing me. Rest in Peace. Condolences to his brother and sister

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  9. I’m so sorry to hear this, sending you deepest sympathies. Way back in high school, he was hilariously witty, irreverent, and so smart. It’s such a shame he’s gone so soon.

    Reply
  10. Sorry to here Jim lost his battle with cancer. My sympathy to the family Suzie and Steven.

    David Stout, Manager Mt. Vernon Communications, Retired.

    Reply
  11. RIP Jimmie,
    You were so hilarious in high school, never a dull moment with you in class. Rest easy in the arms of the Lord? you will be truly missed. Sending prayers for your family in this difficult time ?

    Reply
  12. My deepest sympathies to all the family. I had no idea that Toni had also passed, we sadly lost touch during the years.
    May God give you strength and peace.

    Reply
  13. My heart goes out to Jimmy’s family. We were 1983 classmates and I have so many great memories of our school years. Jimmy could make you laugh with just a look and his witty sense of humor! We have been out of school for 40 years and yet I feel like we were just there yesterday. Forever in our hearts!

    Reply
  14. My condolences to the family. I met Jim as he began his home search and choose me to be his realtor. We spent (many) hours together often laughing as Jim was so apprehensive and we looked at 23 houses! Jim had such a great sense of humor & wit. He purchased a home not far from me at the time and we often chatted as he walked by my house nearly every day on his way to a local establishment . Fond memories, Rest in Peace My Friend.

    Reply
  15. My best memory of Uncle Jimmie was when he came to babysit my brother Chris and I for part of a summer. As the kids of his older sister Toni, we thought he was hilarious, and it remains to this day one of the best memories I have growing up. I am sad of his passing, and grateful to his brother, sister and other family members who helped him so tremendously during his illness.

    Reply

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