Lawrence Morris II

Published 1:31 pm Thursday, April 26, 2018

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

Lawrence Edward Morris, II, affectionately known as “Boo,” departed this life on Thursday, April 19, 2018. He was born June 9, 1974, in Bogalusa. “Boo” was raised in Varnado, and later became a resident of Bogalusa, where he joined the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Raymond E. Mims.

He was a 1992 graduate of Varnado High School. While attending high school, he was a student athlete who excelled at football for the Wildcats. All who knew him knew that he was very passionate about his alma mater. He could often be found cheering for the Wildcats on the sidelines or sharing his love and pride for his team to anyone willing to listen.

After high school, “Boo” attended Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge. He later entered the work force as a construction worker. At the time of his death, he was employed with Schlumberger.

“Boo” had a smile that was charming, friendly and contagious. There was never a time that you would not see him without a smile or making someone laugh. He was very outgoing, kindhearted, and just a lovable, joking person. In his spare time, “Boo” enjoyed hunting and cooking — barbecuing and frying fish, to name a few. He was a dedicated father to his girls; they were the sparkle in his eyes. “Boo” was also a caring husband, loyal brother, devoted son, and respected uncle. He was lovingly known as “Uncle Boo” to all of his nieces and nephews that admired his warm, enjoyable spirit.

He leaves to mourn his legacy and celebrate precious memories: a faithfully devoted wife, Monique Morris; three beautiful daughters, Raven Smith of Norcross, Ga., Malia and Kennedi Morris of Bogalusa; a special nephew raised as his own, Jalen Walker Mahone of Dallas, Texas; his loving mother, Lillie M. Morris of Varnado; special in-law, Eddie (Deloris) Walker of Bogalusa; stepmother, Sandra White Morris of Slidell; two brothers, Derrick (Monique) Morris of Akron, Ohio, and Lance Morris of Varnado; one step-sister, Tasha Chestnut of Leesville; maternal grandmother, Eloise H. Brown of Bogalusa; paternal grandmother, Juanita Morris Bias of Varnado; grandmother-in-law, Shirley Peters of Bogalusa; four aunts, Elaine Brown of Bogalusa, Brenda (James) Walker of Monrobia, Calif., Sandra Moore of Baton Rouge, and Hazel Morris of Rowlett, Texas; nine uncles, Joe (Ruby) Brown Jr. of Detroit, Mich., Ernest Brown of Bogalusa, Andrew (Ruby D.) Brown of Las Vegas, Nev., Richard (Denise) Brown of Sun, Linsey Miles of Angie, Lonnie Morris Jr., of Baton Rouge, Jimmy (Doll) Morris of Las Vegas, Bert Morris of Varnado, and Frank Morris of Manhattan, N.Y.; great aunt, Gertrude Graves of Angie; five sisters-in-law whom he loved dearly, Shuwanda Bruns of Marietta, Ga., Daphne Walker of Dallas, Meagan Walker of Metairie, Ashley (Ashed) Levi of Bogalusa, and Teresa Peters of Arlington, Texas; two godbrothers, Kentrell Lundie of Atlanta, Ga., and Trevor Smith of Varnado; two godsons, Jornell Bruns of Atlanta, and Antonio Peters Jr., of New Orleans; dear relatives-in-love, Donna (Duane) Campbell, Odette (Edward) Doty, and Denise Jordan all of Dallas, Burnadette Bradford, Dorothy Williams, Linda Walker, Brenda Morgan, Janice (Joe) Pigott, Rose Rayford, and Barbara Williams, all of Bogalusa; and also special brothers Kendall Moses, Scotel and Kendrick Nichols and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence “Shorty” Morris Sr.; grandfathers, Joe Brown Sr. and Lonnie Morris Sr.; aunt, Phillis Morris; and uncles, Glenn Brown and Stanwood Bickham Sr.