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Shelbert Brian Harris November 1, 1942 - August 14, 2021

Shelbert Brian Harris

Mr. Shelbert “Brian” Harris, age 78, passed away on August 14, 2021.

Brian was born on November 1, 1942 in Buffalo, NY to Wilbur and Genevieve Harris. As a child he attended Public School 17 and served as an acolyte at his family church, St. Philips Episcopal Church. After graduating from Bennett High school, Brian served in the United States Air Force. After returning to Buffalo from military service, Brian worked in law enforcement and as a Disc Jockey personality for a local FM radio station.  Brian had a great sense of humor as well as a love for music, sports, family, and friends.

After moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, Brian continued his law enforcement career serving the Hamilton County community as a Lieutenant Executive Officer at the Hamilton County Sheriffs’ department for over 20 years. Brian was also known as the neighborhood dad, spending countless hours shepherding neighborhood kids to sporting events, mentoring his son and his friends. Papa, as he was known by his grandchildren also enjoyed attending their sporting events and extra-curricular activities.

Brian is survived by his children; Brian (Kori) Harris and Sonya (Howard) Brackett, grandchildren; Isabella, Shyenne, Kyrie, Howie, and Holly (John) Lawal, great grandchildren; Tyree, Genesis, Charlotte, siblings; Ann Faith Harris and Michael Harris, close friend; Cheryl Harris, and many extended relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings; Sheila and Walter.

Per Brian’s wishes, services will be private with a celebration of life being held later.

Online condolences can be left at www.AMGFuneralHome.com.


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    Mary Jo and Denny Hanrahan says

    We remember your father fondly, Brian. Denny says he spent many a happy hour talking basketball with him at your games. We are so very sorry for your family’s loss and our prayers are for all of you.

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    Sean Hanrahan says

    I’m a Longtime friend to his son, Brian, I always appreciated Mr. Harris guidance and words of wisdom. When he spoke we all listened attentively.
    His memory will live on through all the young people he helped to grow and nurture.
    🙏 God Bless Mr. Harris

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    Maisha Blakeney says

    Thank you Uncle Brian.

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    Barb Thomas says

    My sincere condolences to the Harris family. May Yahweh’s peace be with all of you.

    The Keith L. Thomas, Sr. Family

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    Michele Cromwell says

    Uncle Brian ( as Chloe calls you). We love you and will miss you dearly. Thank you for being so wonderful , loving and caring to us. We pray that you are at peace and resting in God’s grace and love.

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      Veronica Sanders says

      Sending my condolences to the Harris Family and may God Holy Spirit comfort you all during this time. keeping you all in my prayers 🙏🏽

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    judith huggins says

    Loved my brother in law. He was such a tremendous help to my family and a treasured uncle to my children. Brian, you will be missed.

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