Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ smiled on Brother Stephan Harriott on Monday, April 25, 2011, at 10:50 p.m., and set him free from sickness, pain, sufferings, sorrows, heartaches and disappointments. Family and friends should rest easier knowing that a believed brother is now resting in peace and set free from the troubles of this sinful world. Although our hearts are saddened, we still praise God. We are thankful for the times we shared. We praise God because He is God! He's an awesome God and all of us need to get better acquainted.
"Step," as he was affectionately called, was born Aug. 28, 1967, to Edward C. Harriott and the late Pensacola Boone Harriott. He was a 1986 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, where he loved playing on the football team. "Step" was a hard worker who provided for his family. He enjoyed cooking, driving, fishing, playing dominoes and playing video games. "Step" was a great supporter for everyone and if you needed him to do anything, all you had to do was ask "Step" and count it done. He had a great love for God, family and friends. If "Step" had it, then we all had. He was employed with many different employers, where he worked diligently, faithfully and hard. Last, but definitely not least, "Step" was a big supporter of the Philadelphia Eagles and L.A. Lakers and if you said anything bad about these two teams, you and "Step" were going to have some serious problems. He will truly be missed and forever loved!
"Step" leaves to cherish fond memories: his father, Edward C. Harriott of Elliott; a fiance of 13 years, Deloris Wells of the home; one son of his own, Shiquan Wells; three children he raised as his own, Marquis Wells, Dominque Washington of the home and Shanta Robinson of Chesterfield; six brothers, Wardell Harriott and Rodney Brockington Jr., both of Hartsville, Jerome (Rena) Harriott of High Point, N.C., Richard Brockington Jr. and Harold Brockington, both of Columbia, and Jermaine Williams of Bishopville; and two sisters, Betty and Barbara Brockington, both of Hartsville. He also leaves behind seven aunts, six uncles, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Pensacola Boone Harriott; both maternal and paternal grandparents; and a step-grandson, Fuwentez Joines.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Wisacky. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The services have been entrusted to New Life Funeral Services LLC of Bishopville.