Published 7:01 am Tuesday, March 1, 2016

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1).

Zachary Lonzell Morris was born July 25, 1966, to Elaine Foster Morris and Wilbur Morris in Bogalusa.

He joined New Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. A. L. Owens and remained a member under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Linza Rae Cotton. Zack was a faithful member until his health failed.

On March 4, 2016, God, in his infinite wisdom, called Zack to a place of rest, where there is no more pain, suffering and crying and wheelchair bound.

Zachary graduated from Varnado High School in 1984. He continued his education at Pearl River Junior College, Washburn University and Southern University.  He was an outstanding football player.

Zachary was married to Romona Coleman in 1991.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted, loving and caring mom, Elaine F. Morris; children, Zachary Kendrick of Bogalusa, Brandon Coleman of Hammond, Brittney McGee of Amite, Brittney Coleman of Hammond, Damaris Lee, Siobhan Williams, Burlyn Williams, La’Keisha Carter, Rodney Abrams, Raphael Roberts, Awon Greely and La’Troya Lewis; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Rev. Dr. Wilbur (Cynthia) Morris, McAnthony (Mandy) Foster of Snellville, Ga.; five special aunts, Odessa (Amos) Peters, Carolyn (Levon) Harry, Beverly Harry, Brenda Thomas of Varnado, and Edgie (Charles) Alford of Hammond. He is also survived by eight other aunts, Linda Morris, Vera Morris, Betty Brown, Cindy Morris, Cynthia Morris, Shellie Morris, Anniece Morris and Joyce Morris; two uncles, James Morris and Royce Morris of Bogalusa; two special cousins, Sylvia (Theo) Nelson and Eureka Williams of Arlington, Texas; a special little brother/cousin, Ray (Beth) Pack Jr. of Bogalusa; three special friends, Osric (Spanky) Hines, Andre Smith and Terrickia (Peanut) Keys; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and the front boys.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Otha (Nettie Fay) Foster, and John (Theresa) Morris; five uncles, Edward Foster I, Otha Foster Jr., Isaac Peters, John Morris Sr. and Cory Harry; and three aunts, Helen Peters, Dorothy Cotton and Augustine Morris.