DeMario Morrison

June 27, 1978 - July 17, 2023

DeMario Morrison

June 27, 1978 - July 17, 2023


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Services will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 1pm at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Memorial Chapel.

DeMario Etray Morrison Sr. was born on June 27, 1978 in Tulsa, OK to Sandra Ballard- Friday and Dwayne Morrison. DeMario was the first of four siblings. He attended and graduated from Memorial High School in 1996.

DeMario attended and received his commercial Driver’ License (CDL) from MTC Trucking. He was excited and enjoyed his new career as an open road truck driver.  His ultimate goal was to own his own trucking company called “We Transport, LLC”.

He would often talk about his dream to acquire financial freedom for his family and leaving a legacy for his children and grandchildren.

DeMario accepted Christ at an early age; he was devoted to studying the word and never wavered in his faith and his love for the Lord. DeMario was a peacemaker and would be the first to mediate a resolution for any conflict.  He loved his family wholeheartedly; especially his grandmothers Martha Jane Ballard whom he lovingly referred to as “Martha B. and Erma Jean Bell.

DeMario was affectionate and loved giving the longest hugs and kisses sometimes they seemed to last an eternity, he was fearless, devoted to his family, and extremely over protective of his sisters and his only brother and he never met a stranger.

DeMario’s smile was a Kodak moment and he never hesitated to show it! He had a cologne collection that would rival any high end department store’s collection. You would often smell him before you saw him. His children were the light of his life. You can catch him on any given day taking down braids, washing his daughter’s hair, oiling their scalps. He would attend parent teacher conferences and often surprised them at school for a lunch date. DeMario would spend a small king’s ransom on the latest tennis shoes for his children.

DeMario loved his dogs “ Phat Baby, Doegy and King” whom he often allowed them to ride shotgun on the road with him.

Celebrating his heavenly arrival is daughter, Charlesia Colbert; Great Grandparents Verlean Gilton, Bertha Ballard, Mac Ballard and Grandfather Melvin Morrison.

His memory will be cherished by his son DeMario Etray Morrison Jr., daughters, Khenedi Morrison, Arhyia Figures, Kiley Morrison, bonus son Jerome Bledsoe; his mother Sandra Friday, his father Dwayne Morrison; Sisters Chassity Ballard and Danielle Foster; brother Billy Simpson Jr.; grandparents Martha Ballard, Lewis Allen, Erma Jean Bell; nephew Cameron Scurlock, niece NaJhe Allen; special friend Theresa Watkins and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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5 responses to DeMario Morrison

  1. Deepest condolences

  2. Sending my love and Condolences to the Ballard and Morrison family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers! Love you all from the bottom of my heart! From Mykea, Oj,Dion,Makeda,Tay and Duce.

  3. Like a sibling, a cousin is usually part of your earliest memories. Some cousins are closer than friends, creating a powerful relationship that spans a lifetime.
    I am deeply sorry and saddened by the tragedy of losing you. May God give us the strength to deal with your loss. Rest in Peace Big Cousin!
    Love Shekia (Boom) and Family

  4. I would like to personally thank everyone for the prayers and calls to our family at this time, my brother will be missed by everyone deeply, continue to pray for his parents

  5. I would like to send my prayers & condolences to the Ballard & Morrison family. Word’s cannot express how sad I am. This is my first & favorite nephew & I’m going to miss him . I was given the nickname Nornie, way back in the day. It’s funny to me, because he was the only one still calling me by that name . Me & my husband had just spoke to him on the phone by facetime, during July 4th holiday. I’m glad I got to see him & speak to him, because you just never know. I never imagined it would be the last time, that I would speak to him. That’s why we have to love, our love ones while they are still here with us. Nephew, may you rest in peace & paradise. I love your forever & will miss you.
    Love you so much!!
    Your Aunt, Lonnetta Coleman-Morris

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