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Christal Jane was the first born child of Arthur and Juanita (Williams) Harris. She was born and raised in Grand Rapids. Christal attended Grand Rapids Public Schools and graduated from Creston High School. She went on to attend GRCC where she studied General Education. 

Christal enjoyed reading, writing poetry, fishing, playing basketball, and loved eating. She was, by all accounts, an academic scholar and food connoisseur. Raised in Apostolic Faith Church, Christal accepted Christ as her personal Lord and savior at the age of 12. Later in her life, Christal married her High School sweetheart, Leon Hodges. To this union was born Javon Dee, Kieara Lashawn, and Kourtney Reigh. She later spent her time as an OTR truck driver and Freelance Tax Professional.

Christal was preceded in death by her father, Arthur S. “Buster” Harris; step-father, Eugene H. Lewis; brother, Aldon Shawn Harris; grandparents, Melvin & Cora Harris, and John W. & Phoebe Williams; grandmother, Alva Thompson; great-aunt, Rosemary E; grandfather, John Williams; uncle, Melvin ”Butch” Harris, and Lewis.

Christal’s memory will be cherished by, her mother, Juanita Williams; children, Javon, Kieara, and Kourtney; 2 grandchildren, Aaliyah Reigh and Avery Mitchell; 3 sisters, Christa Harris, Cheri (Mike) Harris-Becker, and Victoria Lewis; 3 brothers, Eugene E. Lewis, Vincent Lewis, and Arthur S. Harris II. Also left to cherish her memory are a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, and Friends. Honorable mention to very dear friends, Ann Early, Sandy Early , Jesse Stewart, Sharon Newhof, Lori Anderson, and Sandra Larkin. 

A private memorial service was held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care. 

Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Christal’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Christa on October 2, 2017 at 2:41 am

    I love and miss my twin sister with all my heart! Thank you for being such a wonderful example of a big sister. We were like night and day in so many areas, but we were alike in so many more. I never dreamed I would have to live without you. We pinky promised to never let anything or anyone come between us, and we didn’t. I now promise to continue to be the best aunt to your children and grandchildren, looking out for them the way you looked out for me. I love you Sissy! Until we meet again….

    Your baby twin,

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