Alphonso Harris III


Alphonso “Al” Harris III, age 36, answered God’s call to eternal life on December 30, 2022. Alphonso was born to Alphonso Harris Jr. and Lesia Vanessa Renee Moore.

Al was a 2005 graduate of North Central High School, where he exhibited his diversity and creativity. He was an excellent swimmer and a member of the swim team. He participated in track & field and wrestling, and also was involved in theater/arts.

Al had excellent culinary skills and loved to cook and bake. He was employed for several years in food service management.
Music, attending concerts, and his love of animals were his favorite pastimes throughout his adult life.

In addition to his parents, Al is survived by his maternal grandmother, Amelia “Kitten” Scott, step-grandmother, Pearl Moore, brother Charles Joseph “Chucky” Moore, sisters, Rosalind J. Harris, Carlotta D. Rivera, Alexandria “Alex” Harris (Christiana), step-sister, Shayla Wright-Jacobs (Diamond), uncle, Chuck Moore (Valerie), aunt, Debbie Moore, step-aunt, Wanda Williams (Dennis), paternal aunts, Betty F. Newbold, Diann Harris-Buettner (Michael), Phyllis J. Russell, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Alphonso was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Alphonso Harris Sr. and Ruth Harris Hall, aunt, Rosalind J. Harris, cousins, Michelle Ann Butler and Troy Alphonso Searight, maternal grandfather, Charles B. Moore, great-grandmother, Willie V. Crump, aunt, Beverly Lee, and great-aunt, Connie Thompson.

Al is also survived by his dog and faithful companion, Deebo.

Alphonso, and his smile that could light up any room, will be missed forever.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral 2:00 PM Thursday, January 12, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Stephanie Hills

    My fondest memory of Alphonso is him at North Central high. He was such a sweet and considered young man. He and my daughter went to her prom together such a beautiful couple they were. I was happy because I could trust him to make sure she had fun and was safe. We all had high respect for you – Son Fonzie as I like to call him. You will be missed . Family we are praying for you all . So very sorry for your loss.

  2. We would like to extend our condolences to the family.
    May you draw comfort from God as he help you to cope with the heavyweight of your loss. Thinking of you all.

  3. Rosslyn L Moore Brown

    My condolences to the family of my second cousin Alfonso Harris III. As my second cousin lovingly known as ” Al ” rest with on the right side God. We pray for the family as we gather to celebrate his life with us . REST IN PEACE MY COUSIN, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.

  4. Priscilla Montgomery

    Sending my deepest condolences to his Great Aunt, Betty Newbold, his Dad Al Harris and the rest of the family. Praying that God strengthens and keeps you all during this difficult time.

  5. Condolences and prayers for all of the family members and friends.

  6. Roslyn Morrison

    Sending condolences, love, peace, and strength May Al rest in peace and power. Much love always, from Uncle Bob, Roslyn, and Aus (Conn/NY family)

  7. My dear beloved Alphonso. I will cherish and carry you in my heart always. I am thankful and grateful to have known you since our grade school days from True Belief Academy, Westlane Middle School and North Central High School, which we graduated together in the Class of ’05. I have known you basically the majority of my life. Even after that, we had remained friends. I have so many great memories of us while we were involved in choir and theatre. You were so talented! We had amazing times together while we were involved in IYG (Indiana Youth Group). We were practically “baby” gays then lol Your smile and laugh always did light up every room or space you were in. You had an amazing light and spirit within yourself. It was infectious to everyone who had the honor and pleasure of knowing you. Let me not forgot that head of hair of yours lol Al, you had the BEST hair. I could spot your tall self with that nice, curly fro ANYWHERE!….Haha! Thanks for always being there for me and thinking of me back in those days. You just had a kind soul that can never be replaced. I love you and will miss you so very much. Rest in peace, my friend. I am thankful you are no longer in pain or suffering in this crazy world of ours. Fly high! Please hug my mom, Rhonda Kaye Smith, for me. Sending my love, thoughts, prayers and condolences to your family and friends. I am here for you Chucky. ❤️

  8. Rest easily cuz you will be missed dearly ❤️

  9. Alphonso
    This truly pains my heart to see. I had no idea you had left this life. I had wondered how you were doing and where you may have been. You cared so much for so many people and you gave so much to others. I hate we lost contact and I didn’t get to see you at all last year. I pray you are able to find rest in the Lords arms. May your family find comfort in the Holy Spirit and the Love of Christ Jesus.

  10. I am so sorry for your loss Alphonso was a great friend and he truly helped me as we did him I am truly going to miss him.

  11. Amelia Scott, maternal grandmother

    To my daughter, AL Jr, Chucky and others who love my grandson. God has him safely in his care. We just have to hold on to AL’s precious memories.

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