Christopher Harford

January 6, 1977 ~ March 1, 2024

Born in: Alexandria, LA
Resided in: Lafayette, LA


Christopher Daniel Harford, age 47, left this earth before anyone was ready, especially him. Chris was born to Mary and Chuck in 1977 and grew up in Ball, LA.

As a boy, he was small in stature but large in personality and wit! He was a true outdoorsman. He cared for animals and wildlife and absolutely loved being in nature.

Chris never met a stranger and made friends everywhere he went. He had the best laugh and gave everyone affectionate nicknames.

The best years of his life were as a kid and again when he met Leah Hartwell when they were students at Northwestern. They married in 2010 and later had three precious sons.

These past few years were an immense struggle for Chris, despite all the interventions and support. We hope and pray he is at peace now. His family and loved ones are heartbroken over what was and what could have been.

Chris leaves behind his wife, Leah, and his young children Matthew, Luke, and Levi, all of Welsh, LA. He is survived by his mother Mary Eznack (Buddy) of Bentley, his father Chuck Harford of Andover, Ohio, his brother Charles Harford (Oweasia) of Lindale, Texas, his sister Cathy Lesinski (Geoff) of Buffalo, New York, and his nieces, nephew, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

He is with his grandparents, cousin, and friends in Heaven.

Cremation has been entrusted to Miguez Funeral Home.

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  1. Candle 1My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Chris and I became friends in elementary school and throughout high school. He had such a heart of gold and his laugh and personality could light up a room. Praying our Heavenly Father embraces all of you giving you the strength, peace, and comfort to get through the next few days, months, and years while you hold onto the memories he cherished you with. May you rest in Peace Chris.

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