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Jonathan Cole Harris

May 4, 2001 - December 16, 2020

Burial Date December 21, 2020

Funeral Home Rose-Neath Bossier City

Church St. Jude Catholic Church

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A Mass of Christian Burial honoring the life of Jonathan Cole Harris will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 21, 2020 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 4700 Palmetto Road, Benton, Louisiana. Officiating will be Fr. Karl Daigle, and concelebrant Fr. John Bosco Uwamungu. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Rose-Neath Bossier Chapel, 2201 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana. Interment will immediately follow the service at Plain Dealing Cemetery in Plain Dealing, Louisiana.

Jonathan Cole Harris, “Jon Cole”, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the age of 19 in Bossier City, LA.

Jon Cole was born May 4, 2001 in Bossier City, LA. He attended Apollo Elementary School, Greenacres Middle School, and Airline High School. After graduating from Airline in 2019, Jon Cole attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA for one year where he was an active member of Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity and transferred to Northwestern Louisiana Technical Community College to pursue a career in welding. When Jon Cole was not attending school, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a lifelong baseball fan who played from T-ball through high school and hockey fan who played several years for the Junior Mudbugs. He even participated as the mascot, Lil’ Bugger for the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outside, watching baseball games, and spending time with his girlfriend, Hannah Gaspard and best friend, Cole Denler. He was a country boy at heart who enjoyed all outdoor activities and loved his pearl snaps and boots. Jon Cole will be remembered as someone that was always willing to lend a hand to a stranger. He had a kind soul, an infectious smile and a personality that lit up every room he walked in. He had a child-like faith in God, and we can confidently say he is walking the streets of heaven with our Lord.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Carol Sue Craig Harris Heifner, and his grandfather, Jerry Wayne Weems. He is survived by his parents, Robert Scott Harris and Dawn Weems Harris; sister, Sydney Nicole Harris; grandfather, Jim Heifner and wife, Bettye Heifner, grandfather, Bob Harris and wife, Leila; grandmother, Lessie Weems; aunts and uncles, Britt McMillian, Ashley Heifner McMillian, Rob Heifner, Lisa Perron Heifner, Rusty McGaugh, Tracy Harris McGaugh, Melanie Harris, Mario Vega, Angela Harris Vega, Terrance Douzart, Melisa Harris Douzart; cousins, Maggie McMillian, Molly McMillian, Dylan Heifner, Ethan Heifner, Cassey Dumas Simons, Shelby Harris Lee, Dominic Vega, Levi Vega, Terran Douzart, and Desmond Douzart; extended family; and his beloved labrador, Beaux.

Honoring Jon Cole as pallbearers will be Justice Blythe, Dawson Cranford, Cole Denler, Trevor Durbin, Ryan Francis, Christopher Lutterman, Michael Mosura, Travis Poston Jr., Craig Ross Jr., and Matthew Salinas.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Keegan Arthur, Hunter Lorenzen, and include all the brothers of the Gamma Psi chapter of Kappa Alpha Order.

The family suggests memorials in Jon Cole’s honor may be made to the Jon Cole Harris Memorial Scholarship, 139 Whatley Dr., Natchitoches, LA 71457; St. Jude Catholic Church, 4700 Palmetto Rd, Benton Road, LA 71006 or Dream Hunt Foundation, 315 Deer Crossing, Stonewall, LA 71078.

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