Equaw Harris, Jr.

Sunrise: May 24, 1957

Sunset: October 10, 2023

Equaw Harris, Jr., affectionately known as Poochie, found heavenly peace and rest on October 10, 2023.  As he passed, he was surrounded by friends and loved ones of both heaven and earth. He gained his heavenly wings, cradled in the arms of an angel as he gave the gift of life to many others through organ and tissue donations.

Equaw was born May 24, 1957 to Equaw Harris Sr. and Vilma Harris. He was educated in the Portsmouth and Chesapeake school systems.

After graduating from Deep Creek High School, Equaw served in the Army National Guard as an Air Defense Artillery Crewman.  After his honorable discharge from the military, he held numerous jobs before suffering a permanent disability.

Equaw was a son and brother, predeceased in death by his parents, Paul and Vilma Braswell, and sister, Spring Harris.  He is survived by five siblings, Shelia Grant (Abelardo), Geno Harris (Richelle), Jeffary Harris, Pablo (Nicole) Braswell, Dana Braswell-Parker, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Equaw loved his family and took his role as the eldest son and brother very seriously; he never hesitated to protect his siblings and family.  He was kind, caring and giving, sometimes to a fault.  Even though his imagination was immense, and his mind was often clouded, the one thing he clearly stated was that he had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Equaw spent much of his time desiring and waiting on a second chance. Through his last selfless act on earth, his organ and tissue donations, Equaw was given that second chance. His legacy will continue to live on through the countless others that his donated gifts touch.

Rest dear brother, you have done well. We will miss you. You will not be forgotten.

Viewing Thursday, October 19, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Friday, October 20, 2023 10:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel The family welcomes donations to The Union Mission Ministries as an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers. The Union Mission Ministries, http://unionmissionministries.org/

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    Paul Bridgers says

    Pootchie you will be missed. Sending my love to the family and prayers during this time of grief. May God Bless and keep you in perfect peace. Love your brother Paul

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    Aunt Brenda says

    Ralph and I loved Poochie very much.
    I always loved seeing him. May he test in peace

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    Aunt Brenda says

    Ralph and I loved Poochie very much.
    I always loved seeing him. May he rest in peace

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