Michael A. Harper

February 06, 1976 ‒ April 21, 2021

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Philadelphia , Pennsylvania


Michael Anthony Harper, 45 of Delaware, and formerly of Philadelphia passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

Born February 6, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the only son to Michael & Amelia Harper. Michael graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in New Jersey in 1994. Growing up, Michael wanted to be a firefighter. He volunteered at the Darby Fire Department in Philadelphia, and was studying to be a firefighter.

Michael was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Arnita Harper, someone he looked up to, and grandfather in-law Warren Riley II.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 10 years Constance Harper and their children Liam, Isadora, and Sjanna Harper; children Anthony, Hassan, Nasir, Trevon, and Amelia Harper, and their mother Belinda Carpenter; mother in-law Sjanna Usher & father in-law Demtrius Usher; sister-in-law and best friend Salena Stewart; sisters in-law Tykara Newman, and Soretha Stewart; brothers-in-law William Stewart, Warren Stewart, and Corey Newman; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Michael enjoyed spending time with his children here in Ohio, and in Philadelphia. He loved playing games with them, and they were his proudest achievement. Michael had a huge heart, and cared for everyone who knew him.

A Celebration of Michael’s Life will be held at a later date.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.



  • We love you Mike & Connie ! We always here for you & were not going anywhere ! My heart breaks for you love. Anything you need never hesitate even if it’s taking the kids for you to take a breather. Anything. Once again we love y’all to pieces & are praying for you indefinitely.
    With our deepest sympathy,

    William & Lauren Stewart
    jazzy, will , eli & dj Stewart 💙

  • Mike was a beautiful person inside and out and my friend and the father of me and his beautiful wife children and I will always miss him may his soul rest in peace love u

  • My condolences to u Connie and the family. Even though little mike is my first boy cousin we treated each other like brother and sister as grew older there was always a bond. When I got married he was there. He will truly be missed but never forgotten rest well love always.

  • Michael was my first cousin but felt more like a son to me. I will never forget how happy Aunt Amelia and Uncle Michael were when their blessing was born. We were all so excited to welcome this precious soul and were so blessed he was in our lives. I baby sat Michael while his parents worked and it was high light of my days. He was the sweetest smartest little boy ever! I’ll never forget the first time I took him to the Philadelphia Zoo. He was about three or four years old and he knew what ever animal was and he was the only kid in the petting zoo who was not afraid of the animals. To Connie thank you for being a lovely wife to him. I’m heart broken for Philadelpia and Ohio families but I believe we will see Michael again in Paradise. Rev 21:3,4 and Acts 24:15
    Love to the entire family
    Cheryl Moore

  • My sincere and heartfelt sympathies go out to Ameila & Mike. I know the loss of your only son may seem unbearable. Always know that in your darkest hour of grief God will be there to shine His light of Love and Peace. Lean on God to get you through the most difficult time. Praying for you and Mike’s family that you all may experience joy in the midst of sorrow.
    Much love always from your Sister at heart.

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