Walter Harris Jr. died Tuesday, April 7, 2020, after contracting the novel coronavirus. Walter leaves behind his wife, Cheri, their three children, Chelbe, Walter III, and Madison, as well as a loving extended family and countless friends to remember his kind, generous spirit.
A New Orleans native, Walter attended McDonough 35 High School and Southern University New Orleans and devoted much of his 51 years to educating the children of the New Orleans area, most recently serving as assistant principal at KIPP Central City, where he is remembered as a trusted colleague and mentor to the 450 students in attendance.
It is his devotion to mentorship that motivated the Harris family to partner with Son of a Saint in creation of the Walter Harris Jr. Scholarship. Your donation will help ensure Walter's legacy of wisdom, guidance, and generosity touches young people across the New Orleans area for generations to come.