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“To Shirl , I'm so sorry for you lost. But he was a true man of God. He will be truly missed. My God Bless you and keep you and your family. ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Sis Kay Robertson

“Mo mo aka mo no . I will miss you very much. I looked up to you as a second father my first father died when I was young really young . You were the...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Irene Etchevers - redwood city, CA

“Although I only met you the one time Morris, I still remember how humorous and funny you were. My first time visiting you, Shirl, and your sister in...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Erica C. Johnson

“Shirl, I am so grateful for the many lives that Morris was able to touch! He was heaven sent! My prayers are with you and your family at this...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Ramona Curtis

“Abundant of Prayers goes out to the family, The Payton Foundation and Everyday Life RTC family and youth. God is God all by Himself and is still is...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: cedric payton

“I will miss our talks, and jokes my dear friend. I still the day we met at Friendly Will we fast became close friends and Brothers. I love you my...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Samuel Johnson

“We grew up like brothers in the community of Summerfield, TX. and experience great memories and a wonderful childhood. Full of sports, creating our...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Phillip R. Hollis Sr.

“You, friend my will be truly missed! May God Bless the family forever. ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Carolyn Elder Hunt

“Shirl, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family during this very difficult time. I hope you can feel Gods...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Patricia Pack

“Mrs. Brown, I had the pleasure of attending one of your husband's trainings at the Arrow office in Arlington. During the training, he shared a family...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Ms. Simmons

“Shirl, I am so sorry for your loss. I was thinking of you two lately. No words can express how much Mo impacted my life for the past 28 years. He...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Colleen Moore Goodrich - Dallas, TX

“Shirl, I so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in beautiful memories, in your sweet family, and in the prayers of all those who care for you....Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Lynnette Geary

“Shirl, My heart hurts for you and your family in this time of loss. I know how much you love your husband, Morris. He must have been such a great...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Donna Davis

“Shirl... I am so saddened by the news of the loss of your husband. You two were truly always a delight as I worked with you to unite you with your...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Judy Hassebrock

“Mo you made me smile everyday & were a big teddy bear! U helped me so much at BR! U made me feel like I was at home when I was away from home. I miss...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Katie Adams - Scottsdale, AZ

“Many prayers to Mo's family, friends and coworkers. Mo made a difference in all of our lives and I'm so blessed to have known him. He will be missed...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Carolyn Hartsell - Fort Worth, TX

“Mo, truly one of my best friends. One of those people that would pick up the conversation right where we left off; even if several months had...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Carol King

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18 of 24 | Posted by: Ben beers - Coast mesa, CA

“You will be missed, Mo. You did so much good for others and the world is a brighter place because of your light. God bless you, Shirl, and your...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Sheri Young

“My deepest condolences to the Morris Family. Mo was a great man. He is going to be deeply missed by many. I have many stories I can tell about Mo but...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Nicole Long - Pflugerville, TX

“Shirl, please know that Buddy and I are so sorry for your difficult loss; and all of our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you, not just today but...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Paulette Edwards

“Mo you were always there for me no matter what. When my parents were out of the country or when I was having a hard time dealing with my past...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Erica Hibbard - Denver, CO

“U helped and encouraged me, mentored and guided me through the never ending ups and downs of a turbulent and tainted adolescence and for that my old...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: John Cotter - CO

“No words I say can take away the pain. I am so sorry for your loss. Please, please let us know if we can help in any way. Many prayers are being...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Dorynda Brock


Morris Markieth Brown November 8, 1964 - August 1, 2013 When you learn, teach. When you get, give. (Maya Angelou) Morris Markieth Brown, 48, of Waco, passed on August 1, 2013. Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 10, at Victorious Life Church with the Pastor John Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 9, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey. Morris Markieth Brown was born on Sunday, November 8, 1964 to Robert and Nelda Brown, and was reared in the rural East Texas Summerfield community of Gilmer. A self-proclaimed country boy with simple family and philanthropic values, he passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at the age of 48 in Waco, Texas, where he had been a four-year resident. The younger of two children, early on, Morris exhibited a passion for singing. As an active member of Oak Grove CME Church, he united with a group called the "Young Gospel Male Chorus" who ministered through song routinely in both neighboring and faraway cities. Even into adulthood, Morris remained connected with the group and reunited to perform for special events and other scheduled engagements. Morris was most recently a faithful member of Faith Christian Center in Harker Heights, Texas, where he served as a Deacon, Trustee, President of the Men's Ministry, and a member of the Male Chorus. Morris graduated from Gilmer High School in spring of 1983. Thereafter, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and ultimately received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Counseling. He devoted his entire professional career to counseling and helping youth, first working as Associate Headmaster at the Brush Ranch School, located in Tererro, New Mexico. He then relocated to Dallas, Texas, accepting a position as the Assessment Center Supervisor and eventually became the Director of Residential Services at Buckner Children and Family Services, a 134-year old institution established to serve children and families through community, family, and empowerment programs humanitarian aid/support. Most recently, he served as the Program Director for the Waco office of Arrow Child and Family Ministries, a Christian foster care and adoption service agency committed to promoting and enhancing the positive growth of children and families through preventive, supportive, and therapeutic services. Morris loved to read and continually strived for betterment, both for himself, his family and his community. His life's mantra could easily be tagged as "when you learn, teach. When you get, give". Morris was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves to loving memory, his wife of nine years, Shirl; children: Joshua, Morghan, Logan and Kyndall; sister, Gazette Waters Jones and husband, Bobby; parents-in-law, Pastor John and Beulah Johnson; sisters-in-law, Sheri Broadous and husband, Timothy, Sr., Sondra Campbell and husband, Chris, and Sandy Collins and husband, Donald; aunts: Bettie Bradford, Esther Brown, Rosie Howell, Mavonee Jeffries, Margaret Oliver, and Lois Tomlin; a niece, Aveia Jones; eleven nephews: Christopher John Campbell, Timothy Broadous II, John Broadous, Benjamin Broadous, Damien Jones, Curtis Campbell, Daniel Broadous, Samuel Broadous, Donovan Collins, Devon Collins and Deron Collins; and countless cousins and friends.