YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A celebration of life will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 16 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, for Rev. Clarence Morgan, 89, of Youngstown, whom peacefully and quietly transitioned to his heavenly mansion on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Center.
Rev. Morgan was born April 20, 1928 in Bessemer, Alabama, a son of Ed Morgan and Nellie Morgan Fields.
He was a member of the U.S. Army and participated in World War II.
He had been employed as a brakeman and a foreman with U.S. Steel Corporation Ohio Works for 33 years, retiring in 1984. He also worked with the L.E. Black, Phillps and Holden Funeral Home as a funeral escort. He was a former pastor of Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church.
He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church, where he served as associate pastor.
He was president of the Mahoning Shenango Valley Sunday School Association for many years, and received a plaque this year for his many years of dedicated services. He was a former member of the Masonic order and the N.A.A.C.P.
He loved to coach little league football and mentor youth. He coached for the Northside Knights and assisted with the Youngstown Little Panthers and the Elks Little League Football teams. He was known as, “Mr. Mom” at the former, The Rayen School. His passions were photography and his family.
He leaves to mourn his passing but rejoice in his heavenly peace his wife, the former Mary B. Deese, whom he married February 10, 1977. From this union five children were born, Rev. Corneill D. (Kendra) Morgan of Liberty Township, Judie S. Morgan of Youngstown, David C. Morgan of Atlanta, Georgia, Ronald L. Morgan and Philip L. (Alberta) Morgan of Columbus. He also leaves a daughter, Tanya D. Morgan of Youngstown and two sons, Dwayne T. (Althea) Jackson of Bath Township and Tyrone Morgan of New York, New York; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Susan Morgan; a brother, Charles Morgan and a sister, Fannie Pearl Morgan-Brock.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 16 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, November 14 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.