Obituary for Mr. James Otis ""MEATLESS"" Harrison

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Mr. James Otis ""MEATLESS"" Harrison

August 23, 1951 - April 8, 2019

James Otis Harrison was born on August 23, 1951, in Dallas, Texas. He was the first born to Anna Craft Harrison and the late Arbin Harrison.
James accepted Christ at an early age at Bethany Baptist Church. He graduated in 1969 from L.G. Pinkston High School, home of the almighty Vikings. James was united in holy matrimony on June 4, 1977, to Edna Cage Harrison for over 41 years.
He was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan; his favorite colors were black and gold.
James was preceded in death by his father, Arbin Harrison; two brothers, David and Johnny Harrison; and one sister, Peggy Ann Harrison.
Left to cherish the precious and wonderful memories of his life are his mother, Anna Harrison; wife, Edna Quinette; four children, Keenon (April) Cage, LaToya Jefferies Wells, JameKa Harrison, and James O. Harrison II; eight grandchildren, Vennyce and Joseph Serna, Khannea Mandy Cage, Arnasia Rose Harrison, Ayrulan Anniebel Moore, and NaKia, LaKira and DeSean Wells; one great-grandchild, Nylah Mae Williams; two brothers, Arbin (Pat) and Mitchell; one sister, Pamela Harrison; two aunts, Lois and Helen; two uncles, Robert Craft and Charles Green; and a host of other relatives and friends.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

WAKE: 7-8PM, Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Black and Clark Funeral Chapel
2517 E. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75216

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Black and Clark Funeral Chapel


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Lincoln Memorial Cemetery


8100 Fireside Drive, Dallas, TX, 75217

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Born: August 23, 1951
Died: April 8, 2019

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Roscetta (Roz) Artist posted on 4/18/19

Family and that is what you are to me and beautiful one. Meeting James was so wonderful and to meet the other whole part of Edna. James was always very colorful and Edna knew I would have to adjust. James thank you for your true self, honesty and love. You will be greatly missed, but your spirit will be present. Love yoUMuch


DaVince “DINO” Wright posted on 4/16/19

Thank you (Pops) for being one heck of a man. I’m glad I had the chance to share my feelings with you while you were still here. Thank you for all the love and support to the team. We love you and will never forget you Pops! Rest well ... Until we meet again! .. Your son Dino!


Janice Smith posted on 4/16/19

We will miss.praying for your family class of 69


Bert Harrison posted on 4/16/19

To my family I love you all very much!! Sorry i could make it to the services but you are in my heart and soul Uncle Bert Harrison Aunt Yolanda and Family California


Herice Harrison Beasley Jackson posted on 4/16/19

To My Cousins Anna, Quinette and Family My deepest sympathy and heartfelt love! Meatless was much like my Uncle Arbin "Jimbo" Harrisons and i fell in love with his personality! He was fun, loving, caring and always checking on us out here in Los Angeles. He will be greatly missed! He had intentions to make out here in Los Angeles once again and we would share a good time. God always know best but i will truly miss his phone calls. You will see him again just trust in the Lord and he will see you thru this time of sadness...Love you all very much Herice


Lottie Mcknight-Calhoun posted on 4/15/19

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23. RIP James Harrison🙏🏽


Nicole posted on 4/15/19

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is too much for us to handle alone. Our loving Heavenly Father promises to help you through this difficult time. “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit”. —Psalms 34:18, 19.


Olivia posted on 4/14/19

We will miss you Meatless! Your wonderful love for your family, your love of the Steelers, and your sense of humor! God Blessed us with you.


Debbie Dickinson posted on 4/13/19

A loving man ive known sense my teens. Love u Meatless


Maggie Bee posted on 4/12/19

Family, I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and strength, in knowing God cares about you at this difficult time.


Charlotte Bell posted on 4/11/19

May the peace of God comfort the entire family.


Chris C posted on 4/11/19

May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together as you celebrate a life well lived and loved by many. Psalms 90:10.


Alisha Williams posted on 4/11/19

To the Harrison Family , my deepest condolences for your, and the Stovall Dr loss. He was a good man. Mr. Harrison always had a smile for you, advice and some barbecue. He is already missed May the peace and comfort that only GOD can give you help you through this journey as you celebrate his life. RIP Mr. HARRISON. Alisha, on behalf of the The Williams Family


Shelia posted on 4/11/19

Mr. Meatless "Harrison".....Thanks for ALWAYS watching over me and the entire Stovall neighborhood family. I could always tell when you had meat on the grill. You always made time to ensure our safety and share a meal across the fence. You will truly be missed by many. Harrison family, Please accept my deepest condolences, hold on to YOUR FAITH with GOD. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Shelia