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Sgt. Major Larry Wesley Harvey, Sr.
  • September 18, 2020
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Sgt. Major Larry Wesley Harvey, Sr. ("Daddy") was born on July 17, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Daniel Harvey, Jr. and Nellie Harvey Frederick. He was surrounded by his loving family when the Lord called him to attention at the age of 77 on September 18, 2020.

He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, class of 1962 and from there he enlisted into the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War. He served in the Army for 31 years from 1964 to his retirement in 1995 from the 377th TAACOM Unit and was awarded several prestigious awards including the Bronze Star, Silver Star and the Meritorious Service Medal. Larry also worked as a Division Manager for the United Parcel Service for over 20 years.

On October 21, 1967, Larry married the love of his life Ella Mae "Stinker" Hudson Harvey and enjoyed 53 years of wedded bliss together. Larry leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Ella Mae Hudson Harvey; his children, Roslyn Kay Harvey-Aubert (Gary, Sr.) and Larry Wesley Harvey, Jr. (Alice); his grandchildren, Larry Wesley Harvey, III (Ronika), Julien Harvey, Gary J. Aubert, Jr., Joshua Harvey, Jalen Harvey, Jariell Harvey; great-grandchildren, Sa'Niyah, Larry IV, Amari, Amyrin, Jayla, Londynn, A'Jhari and A'Jai; his siblings, Wanda F. Newell (Bernard Sr.), Pamela F. Dumas (Bertrand Sr.), Rosalind F. Johnson (Kevin), Kim Frederick, Cassandra Harvey, Mary Harvey, Danielle Harvey, Daniel Harvey, III, Anthony Harvey, and Stanley Harvey (Debra); godson, Ralph Hudson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his father Daniel Harvey, Jr., his mother Nellie Harvey Frederick, his step-father Howard Frederick, Jr., his brother Raymond Wade Harvey, Sr., his sisters Sheila F. Berry and Delda F. Grover and his grandmother Mary "Moody" Joseph.

Due to the Government Social Distancing Guidelines, the family prepares for a private service, however public visitations will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 2153 N. Broad St. followed by a private funeral service. MASKS are required to enter the church. Interment: Providence Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook, share memories and condolences to the family.