Michael Anthony Morris


Michael Anthony Morris was born March 2, 1959 to Odell Morris and Jessie M. Morris in Columbus, Ohio. He attended Columbus City Schools, he graduated from Columbus Mifflin High School in 1977. He grew up in Sommerset where he and his brothers spent most of their time playing their instruments in the basement. Michael had a love for the bass guitar.

Michael worked as a construction worker for several companies throughout Columbus. His passion in working was primarily brick-mason. He was a manager for various custodial companies throughout the city. His work ethic was second to none.

In August 1977, Michael and Venus were blessed with their first child Malika Then three years later, he was blessed with additional daughters Sandra, born 1980, Danielle, born 1983, and Michelle, born 1984. He married Darla Johnson in 1984. He later remarried Barbara Williams in 1989. He was married to Barbara until her death in July 2012.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Odell and Jessie Morris; wife, Barbara Morris; brother, Nathaniel L. Johnson; daughter, Sandra Johnson; and step daughter, Corrie Williams.

Michael leaves to cherish his memory, three daughters, Malika K. (Anthony) Davis, Danielle S. Johnson, and Michelle (Daricus) Morris; step daughter, Denita Williams; step-son, Darnell Williams; siblings, Gloria Edgerton, Bernard (Yolanda) Morris, Carol (William) Jones, Gregory (Linda) Morris, and Maurice (Karen) Morris; step sister, Bertha M. Henry; step brother, Odell Morris Jr.; grandchildren, Bradley, Shareya, Tenesha, Tatyana, Faybion, Deajreon, Terrance, Jamacan, Jamayisha, Jamacion, Daejon, Daejas, and Daeqon; great grandchildren, Ariyanna and Ahsiah; girlfriend, Sherri Goings; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many cherished friends.

Michael “Mike” will truly be missed and continue to live in our hearts and in our memories as we walk this earth. He will be remembered for his loving heart and humor he brought to all that had the pleasure of knowing him.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.
~Jeremiah 29:11-12

Private Visitation 6:00 PM and Private Memorial Service 7:00 PM Monday, November 9, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Masks and Social Distancing are required.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Thinking of you all.

  2. Cousin Cheryl Jefferson

    Love you Michael enjoyed you at the Mayme Moore Park GOD BLESS THE FAMILY

  3. Lisa Njoku-Farr

    Cousin Lisa Gail Marie Harris sister
    God bless the family in your time of loss!

  4. Prayers for the entire Morris Family. May God give you peace and strength during this time. Love you,
    Gloria Taylor Wallace ❤

  5. Kristina Wooden

    Mike was a wonderful and funny person. I will truly miss him

  6. Malika Morris-Davis

    My daddy will be missed by many. He brought joy and crazy fun everywhere he went. He will always be cherished in our hearts. Family, we will get through this too. May all those who loved him be comforted by Jesus!! ❤ He is in the arms of God!! Spread your wings Daddy!

  7. Sonja ( Badgett) Smith

    To the Morris family
    Our hearts are with you and your family. We know that losing a love one is not easy. Remember all the good times and know that you will see him again. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Grieving is also a part of healing our hearts. We love you all.
    Sonja, Jerome, Kandace and Quincy Smith

  8. Continuing praying for the family.

  9. Courtney Burten Lewis

    Michael Morris gave me my best friend, his daughter, Malika. She became my family and her family became family as well. Whenever he was around, he was the life of the party! The ultimate cool dad. He had a light about him and he will surely be missed, but I smile knowing God called home a bright star to shine in the heavens above. All my love to my Morris family.
    Courtney & family

  10. Paula Washington

    Michael was so full of love and life. You will be greatly missed.

  11. Prayers of comfort, peace and blessings to the family.

  12. May God comfort you all. May Michael rest in peace.

  13. Rhonda L Johnson

    To my beautiful family, May the wind of the Holy Spirit continue to surround us with HOPE. We will get through this and I LOVE YOU ALL.

  14. My prayers are for you and your family during this time of loss. Praying that you will trust in your faith to get you through this difficult time on earth until the time you see your father again.

  15. Michael was a nice and funny guy. He will be missed. May God grant the family strength, comfort and peace.

  16. I love you pops

  17. Rev Daryl & Sis Lisa Action

    Our condolences and prayers of comfort to the Morris family. We are praying your strength during this time.

  18. Thank you for your prayers and condolences!!❤

  19. Danielle S Johnson

    Love you daddy and miss you too peices till all the king lives on go ahead with your bad self of Micheal Morris love you boo

  20. I love you Malika. I’m praying for you. God be with you and comfort you in the days, weeks, months to come.

  21. I remember the fun we all had when the family used to visit my house in Georgia in the summertime

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