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Christain Harris

August 30, 2005 — January 20, 2020

Monahans, Texas

On Monday, January 20th 2020, Christain James Patrikc Harris, of Wickett, Texas, peacefully ascended into Heaven at the tender age of 14. His baptized, saved and blessed spirit departed this world from UMC in Lubbock, Texas. Christain was born on August 30th 2005, to Tiffany Christian Harris-Hanks, at ORH in Odessa, Texas. Christain was a kind and loving young man, with a heart of gold. He was known to be silly and he had such an impeccable and unique sense of humor. He enjoyed traveling to see new places, playing baseball, riding his bike, and the new dirt bike he had just received for Christmas. He liked “cruising around” with his uncles and cousins, listening to all kinds of music and his eclectic taste in music usually set the mood for the drive. Anyone who met Christain would quickly realize that he was very respectful, and he had notable manners. He had a beautiful smile, and although it was attributed to a troublesome time in braces, it could light up even the biggest room. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a “catcher” of all creatures. Time with family was loved and Christain was always the eager volunteer to say the mealtime blessing. In a manner not in accordance to his age, and being wise beyond his years, he would speak with confidence and always had the perfect words for each occasion. He had an exceptional work ethic and was always willing to help someone out. He was very interested in learning to do new things, and caught on quickly, no matter the task. It was pleasing and we marveled at how he could put his newfound knowledge to good use and always do such a good job. Christain was a big brother to two younger siblings and was their friend, their protector, their advisor, a joke maker and their secret keeper…. Their “Bubba”. He had many close family members, a loving and large extended family and many close lifelong friends that are just like family to him. With each and every one, beautiful memories were made, and they will be forever treasured. Although we, his family and friends, are devastated by his sudden and tragic passing, and we will greatly miss our ”meal time minister”….we are each comforted knowing exactly who was there to welcome him as he passed through the pearly gates of heaven. He has been reunited with the grandparents that he has missed so tremendously. We are going to miss Christain with his heart of gold, his great big hugs, his beaming smile, his golden locks, his rosy cheeks, and his captivating baby blue eyes. Even though he may no longer be with us on earth in HIS physical body, he lives on… in our thoughts, our memories, our hearts and in each recipient of his “gift of life”. We are so proud of the hero he became when his donated organs were given to those who could not have survived without them. Those recipients and their families now have the “miracle” that we had prayed for and they can now go on to make precious memories of their own. Christain’s Mom Tiffany, and Dad Willie have fought so hard and will continue their fight, in Christain’s memory, to make HIS story known, so that the story of his struggle with help save other lives.  We received a true blessing to have been part of this sweet young man’s life, and to have precious memories of our own.

Christain was welcomed to Heaven by his Grandparents James Milton Harris Sr., Elizabeth Marie Beaver Harris, Clifford Charles “CC” Hanks and Great Grandparents James Robert Harris and Mildred Lois Jones Harris Rice and Cousins Robert Hampton and Christopher Paskvan

Left to treasure Christain’s memory are His parents, Tiffany Christian Harris-Hanks, and Charles “Willie” Hanks and siblings Maddoux Zakhery Vaughn Hanks, and Emmaleigh Grace Alizebeth Hanks all of Monahans, Texas, God parents, Erica and Manuel Ontiveroz of Monahans, Texas, Grandmother, Suzy Porter of Susanville, California and Joy Arnold of Kermit, Texas, Uncles, Jimmy Harris and Michael Harris of Wickett, Texas and Waylon Hanks of Crescent City, California, Aunt, Annie Nisson of Eureka, California, Great Aunt Cheryl Harris-Ball and Great Uncle Bernie Ball of Odessa, Texas. Great Aunt Cindy Harris of Wickett, Texas. Great Aunt Donna Edens and Great Aunt Debbie Hampton both of Grandfalls, Texas. And Great Aunt Velma Kieth of Llano, Texas, Cousins, Rosie Hanks of Cedar City, Utah. Isaya Hanks of Monahans, Texas. Jennette Lynn Elizabeth (J’Lynn) Harris of San Angelo, Texas. Gage Anthony Carrell, Charisma Roxanne Harris, Shyann Lois Harris all of Wickett, Texas. Riley James Harris of Pyote, Texas. James Nisson, Arik Nisson, and Glorianna Nisson all of Eureka, California. 2nd cousin  Casey Elaine Winn and Family (fiancé Dale Franklin, 3rd cousin Tabitha Nichols, 3rdcousin Zyden Nichols, 3rd cousin Ayven Nichols and 4th Cousin Iris Skye Nichols), 2nd cousin  Brandon James Ball and family ( wife Leah Ball and 3rd  cousin Brea Ball), and 2nd cousin Bradley William Ball and family (wife Caitlyn Ball and 3rdcousin Zoey Rae Ball and new 3rd cousin on the way) all of Odessa, Texas AND last but certainly not least… Christain is survived by each of the organ and tissue recipients, who received the miracle they had been praying for.

Christain’s family would like to take a moment to make some special Thank You’s and show our most sincere gratitude to Christian’s friend and Mentor Jared Hewitt and Astro, School Staff Members, First Responders, Hospital Staff, Life flight pilots, UMC hospital in Lubbock, Texas, The countless Doctors and Nurses who cared for Christain as if he was their own, The surgeons who helped with the donation and transplant process, The Donate Life organization, The Ronald McDonald House, And all the family, friends, and special people who came to show their love and support during this trying time, And thank you to anyone who prayed, posted, or shared it has meant so much to all of us.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Harkey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Monahans, Texas, with Chris Powell officiating.

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