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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.