Neil D. “Big Neil” Whitehead


Neil Douglas “Big Neil” Whitehead, 26, departed this life on Sunday, July 11, 2010. He is survived by his loving mother, Regina Whitehead (Gerald Parham); father Neil Douglas Harris Sr.; maternal grandparents Betty and William Whitehead Sr.; paternal grandparents Alice and Robert Greenlyee; aunts Linda Early, Gilda Martin, Beatrice (Ronald) Steward, Yolanda Watkins and Peggy Teague all of Columbus; uncles Arthur, William, Jr. (Lois) and Rodney Whitehead of Columbus, Zachary Harris of Appleton, WI; Godparents Mary Madison, Cynthia Russell and Latham Marshall, special friends Lori and Garry Ford Sr.; best friend and brother Garry Ford, Jr.

Condolence Messages

  1. My condolences to Neil's family. I'm so sorry for your loss. It is such a blessing to me that I had the chance to meet Neil when he was just a young boy & have known him for years now. He was such a kind-hearted man & my memories of Neil growing up, I'm going to hold on to dearly. Thank you God for sharing Neil's life with us all. Jeannie, you will remain in my thoughts & prayers.

    Sincerely, a close childhood friend of the Whitehead family. May God bless you all.

    Tracie Charles

  2. Regina and family – Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Neil is in a better place and he will now be your personal guardian angel to watch over you. Remember the good times that you shared and these thoughts will comfort you in the days ahead.

    Janet Duncan

  3. Chester & Delores Fayson

    We are so saddened to hear of Neil's passing. Please let the love of God stay within your hearts today and forever. Love from our family to your family.

    Chester & Delores Fayson

  4. Marie Dillard and Daughters

    To Mrs. Whitehead and Family,
    I just wanted to say I am very sorry for your loss. I met Mr. Neil at Mothers Helper Childcare center where he was my daughters teacher. He was such a great person and the nicest to my daughters. I pray that God gives you the strength and everything you need to deal with this situation. Rest in Peace Mr. Neil

  5. Dear Mrs. Whitehead and Family:
    I am writing this letter to express my gratitude and deep sorrow from this tragic event. Me and Neil were good friends. I loved that he was a goodwilled and mellow person with a big heart who did not only stand tall with his physical presence but with his generous personality. I cannot begin to understand how much of a loss this is to you and your family because i did not only lose a friend but a brother. I know he is in a better place. God bless you and your family!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. James & Nancy Dennis

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers . God Bless You .

  7. Alicia M. Harrison

    Hi Regina, I'm not sure if you remember me by Alicia or Lisa, but we along with our siblings attended Hamilton Elementary School together. Neil and my daughter TeLisa attended Northland HIgh School together. It saddened me to read of Neil's passing. Immediately my heart began to ache for you and your family. My memory of Neil is that he was a fine young man who carried himself well and maintained a level of respect for others that was impeccable. He will be sorely missed. there is no hurt that our God in Heaven above cannot heal. For He can do anything, but fail. I pray that He will comfort and keep you. My thoughts, love and prayers are with the Whitehead family. With Love,

    Alicia –

  8. Candyland Rare Blood MCC

    My prayers go out to the Whitehead family and the Ford family. May God give you the strength to get through this very difficult time. Neil was a very dear friend! He will be greatly missed but never forgotten!

  9. Yella&Juelz PHANTOM M.C

    We were so sadden to hear of the passing of our friend "es;BIGMAN"es;. We would like to express our deapest concern for you and your family at this time. RIDE FREE BRO!

  10. My condolences go out to the Whitehead family. You all are a very strong family, please keep your head up. May God continue to bless each and everyone of you. We love you all from Latasha McDonald and family!!!

  11. My deepest condolences to the family. Neil's paternal grandfather,Harvey Jackson Harris, was also my grandfather. While I unfortunately never had the opportunity to meet Neil, I pray that his life positively impacted others. May the God of all comfort be with you, and give you peace.

  12. We will be hosting a prayer vigil to remember Neil. We would be glad to have you join us.

    Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Victims and Survivors

    August 15, 2010
    5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    3779 Sullivant Ave
    Columbus, Ohio 43228

    The homicide rate in July was one of the highest Columbus has ever seen. Your community needs your prayers and support. Please us at our monthly interfaith prayer vigil. All are welcome.

    Victims remembered:

    7-6-10, Charles McCrary, Age 41, N. 4th St.
    7-9-10, John Holderby, Age 59, S. Richardson
    7-9-10, Gregory Miller, Age 41, S. 17th
    7-11-10, Neil Whitehead, Age 26, Rose Ave.
    7/13/2010, Roshawn Gartrell, Age 34, E. 26th Ave.
    7-15-10, Daequan Nix, Age 15, N. 4th St.
    7-16-10, Diane Janet Justice, Age 55, Stevens Ave.
    7-19-10, Jordan White, Age 22, Sullivant Ave.
    7-21-10, Katrel Parker, Age 16, Oakwood Ave.
    7-24-10, Ricardo Perez, Age 27, Hilton Ave.
    7-25-10, William Chad Oiler, Age 41, Fornof Rd.
    7-25-10, Shawn Mitchell, Age 23, Zumstein Dr.
    7-29-10, Virgil Lee, Age 18,
    7-30-10, Paulino Medina-Torres, Age 28, Forest Willow Ct.

    Thanks and God Bless,
    Doug Smith

  13. My dad is Neil white but my name is laramya dent I want to meet my sister on my dads side you my grandma get this can she show it to my sisters

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