Marcus Morris Jr. was born on April 3, 1932, in Jefferson County, Mississippi. He is the third child of Mr. Marcus Morris Sr. and Alma Hoye Morris out of 17 siblings. After the death of his father, the family moved to Tallulah, Louisiana. Marcus left school at an early to help provide for his family.
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Then in 1962, the family decided to moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he became a member of Carver Baptist Church. In 1968, he followed the teaching of the honorable Elijah Muhammad. He worked several jobs until he was hired in 1963, at Wellsfargo Construction Company. Marcus worked there for 30 years before he retired.
Marcus married Shirley Goins in 1981, and remarried until his passing. He loved his family, fishing, hunting and gardening.
Then on Thursday, December 31, 2020, Marcus transitioned this life to be with the Lord. He was proceeded in death by her parents, Mr. Marcus Morris Sr. and Alma Hoye Morris; two daughters; one stepdaughter; four sons; three grandchildren; one great grand daughter; four brothers; and three sisters.
Marcus leaves to cherish her memory, his wife of 38 years, Shirley Morris, his five daughters: Luvenia Gray, Ora (Alfonza) Fleming, Hazel Morris, Jean Howard and Hazel Robinson; her children, Luvenia Gray, Ora Fleming, Hazel Morris, Sylvester Morris, two step daughters: Cynthia (Greg) Wesson, and Rochelle McDaniel; three sons: Sylvester Morris, Wayne Coleman, and LeRon Morris all of Las Vegas, Nevada; one step son, Michael (Linda) Willis; five sisters: Carrie Blade of Long Beach, CA; Alma Stevenson, Estelle Murray, Willingmae Lexing, Anna Hayes all of Las Vegas, NV; four brothers: Lee Allen (Pearl) Morris, Johnnie (Francies) Morris of Victorville, CA, Elmore Hayes, Adolph Hayes of Las Vegas, NV; 27 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, 31 great-great grandchildren; a special friend Mr. Carter, a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins other relatives and friends.
Marcus Morris Jr. will forever live in our hearts and be remembered for the love he had for her family.