To my daughters, dear family and friends, on Sunday, December 15, 2019, the feeling of relief came over me as I took my last walk through the valley in the shadow of death and entered into a peaceful sleep. God came and rescued me for I had gone my last mile of my journey. My journey started long ago, and I realized that this day would come; I knew it would be hard for you, but it was my journey, it was my way and I had to find my peace. Family, I have left you but only in flesh. I took you with me the day that I took my wings. You were always embedded deeply in my heart and soul; therefore, I will carry all of you with me for eternity. In my journey, there have been some good days and I experienced some bad days; I had some rough hills to climb and mountains to look over but family know that through it all, the love for each of you never left me, matter of fact it kept me! If at any time, I caused you pain, please know that it was not my heart. I know you are hurt and needed just one more day. I know you asking why, why today, why now; I can only leave you with my answer to that…God had a better plan for me!! He saw my pain and He has given me rest and now I am at peace, I am free! So don’t weep for me, miss me some, but none too much, and when you feel alone, look up through your sorrow and remember our good times and my love for you! I leave you with this: Life is a mystery, Yesterday was your memories, Today is your gift and Tomorrow is your promise!
Live good, Laugh much and always Love your family
Love to all
Dad, Lavelle aka” Brock”
Arthur Lavelle “Brock” Morris was born on January 14, 1949 in the Seatack section of Princess Anne County, VA. He was the first born to Arthur and Mary Belle Bly Morris who preceded him in death. Arthur was educated in the Virginia Beach public school system and graduated from Union Kempsville High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted into the US Army. After completion of his military stint, he returned and worked for the city of Norfolk until his retirement. At work, he was known for his thorough work ethic, sometimes thought as a hardnose, but it was later viewed as if you do it right the first time you will not have to do it again! You see, he was a heavy equipment operator (and good at it) which meant there was no room for mistakes, so you had to come correct at all times.
Lavelle, as he was affectionately called by family and known throughout as “Brock” by his peers; was always with a smile, a hat adorned upon his head with a debonair style. You never found him in the midst of negativity… he was too cool for that; now if you wanted a smooth and cool dancer, Lavelle was the one! He had a love for fried chicken and sweet potato pie. Lavelle leaves to cherish his memory, four daughters, Angelique Neal, Tiffanie Johnson, Ayana Moore, and Kizzy Johnson (Rashad); sixteen grandchildren; siblings, Stephanie Wright (Lloyd), George Morris (Angela); a friend, Angela Brown; special family & friends, Carolyn Jones, Ronnie Felton; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Lavelle, “Brock” vibrant smile, giving and gentle spirit will be sorely missed but will forever remain in our hearts.
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