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Arnell Damani Harris

Arnell Damani Harris, 46, of Chicago, Illinois passed away on December 30, 2020. Beloved father of Damani Miguel Lozano Harris. Cherished and loving Dinorah (Dino) Lozano. Loving brother of Arnold Imani Harris (Ejiro) Akpofure-Harris) and Michael (Mickey) Cook. Cherished son of Arnold (Arnie) Harris and the late Christine Cook. He attended and graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law December 2005, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA May 1999 University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana, IL BFA, January 1997, and St Ignatius College Prep. Professor at Malcom X and Kennedy King College, teacher at NKO Charter. Mentored the Chavez School Choir. State's Attorney, Illinois. Service information pending. Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.


One of the most AMAZING people I have ever encountered.....super talented, genius creativity & genuine such a blessing to have known him & be his friend. Rest In Power

Sheena Lee-Williams Jan 29 2022 1:43 AM

I was a grad student at U of I when Arnell was there. So shocked to hear of his passing, he has accomplished so much in a life cut off much too soon. My prayers go out to his family for healing and peace.

Martin McClendon Mar 5 2021 12:00 AM

I send my condolences and sympathy to Arnell's family. I knew him many years ago when he was an undergraduate at the U of Illinois and I was a professor. I knew him to be a really great guy--smart, clever, funny, and very warm. I had completely lost track of him, and was saddened to hear this news. Those of us who knew him will always remember him with much fondness.

Joanna maclay Mar 4 2021 12:00 AM

Wow. You and I talked so deeply and freely. A real talent in the courtroom. Brother this hurts and shocked my soul.

Rest easy bro.

John Collins Mar 1 2021 12:00 AM

After just recently learning of this tragedy, it was comforting to share some memories and stories about Arnell with coworkers. The stories reminded me of how Arnell would light up the office with his quick wit and his contagious humor. It was clear that he was a smart, interesting and fun person as well as a dedicated father. My condolences to his family. He will be missed

Charina Michaud Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM

I met Arnell through a project we were working on at Special Counsel. He had a great sense of humor and was a smart person. His life experiences were broad as he was very knowledgeable about films, sports and was states attorney for some time. He was a devoted father. My sincerest condolences to Anell's family and friends. God bless.

Kevin J. Greenwood Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM

I worked with Arnell for the past several years and was quickly drawn to his humor, his intellect and his commentary on Illini sports. He was always so kind and engaging, and so very much fun to share stories and music trivia with. I already miss his smile, and his presence. My sympathies to his family at this very sad time.

Diane Q Erickson Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM

I worked with Arnell the past few years at Special Counsel. I just wanted to say that he was a great guy who was really smart and a pleasure to work with. He was also my friend, and I will miss talking with him about movies, sports and everything else. I feel very fortunate to have crossed paths with Arnell in this life. My heart goes out to his family, and please accept my condolences for your loss. RIP Arnell.

John Clark Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

Rest in peace and everlasting happiness

John Harris Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM