Wilcox Eugene Morris

July 11, 2021

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A Time to be Born…

Wilcox E. Morris was born on September 10, 1948 on one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, that is, Tobago- Trinidad and Tobago, to Victor (deceased) and Myrtle Morris. 

A Time For Every Purpose Under The Heaven…

His formative years in Tobago, Wilcox began elementary school in Pembroke and he was also one of the initial group of students who were selected to attend Scarborough Government Secondary School. After graduation he first taught students at the Roxborough Government Secondary School, then he migrated to Trinidad briefly and worked for the Trinidad Express Newspapers before leaving for the USA to attend college. 

A Time to Love….

Wilcox was married to his devoted and loving wife Dianne Phillips-Morris at the time of his death. 

A Time To Embrace…

Wilcox migrated to the US in the 1960’s where he attended and graduated from Howard University. He enlisted in the US Army in 1978, served in Germany for a few years and received his Honorable Discharge orders in 1981. He returned to the US and continued to produce numerous beautiful master pieces of art which has been show cased and exhibited in numerous cities, such as Paris, France, Germany, New York, Washington, Miami, various Caribbean countries especially Trinidad and Tobago. 

A Time to Plant

He enjoyed bringing awareness through cultural events and was involved in the various carnival activities from Trinidad & Tobago through Toronto, New York, Washington and Miami, Germany and London.

To Build-up

He was also employed as a fine arts instructor in Washington, Maryland, and Trinidad &Tobago where he has impacted and inspired many young people to avidly pursue their artistic abilities.

To Speak

There are various documentary features, some videos where Wilcox is featured in where he has avidly spoken and brought awareness to and about the culture of Trinidad and Tobago especially, and other Caribbean countries. “Caribbean artist Wilcox Morris- YouTube”

A Time to Heal

He was a kind, gentle quiet spoken man who listened analytically and offered quiet solutions to questions and issues. He enjoyed attending church services in New York and in Tobago.

A Time to Laugh

He was at his happiest when he was in Tobago, the place of his birth where he enjoyed all his locally grown fruits along with walking and swimming in the beautiful beaches/ocean. 

A Time to Dance

He enjoyed his listening to various genres of calypso music and dancing to the beat of the steel pan music.

A Time to Depart From The Earth but not the Lord…

Wilcox died quietly at home on Sunday, July 11, 2021. 

Weeping May Endure for a Night, But joy Comes in the Morning

Left to cherish his precious memories are:

Dianne his devoted wife and soulmate.

Children: Ayesha, Anise (Chris) Bryan and Candace

Mother: Myrtle Morris

Grandchildren: Mensah, Lillian and Calista

Siblings: Lunsford (Barbara), Findley, Lowell (Joan), Victorine (Kenneth), Myrlin, Rawlston (Gillian), Beverly (George), Garfield (Debra)

Numerous Nieces and Nephews: Merlene, KellyAnn, Lincoln, LaTisha, Wayne, Vonette, Runaco, Reon, Tscherina, Michael, Leana, Kennethia, Melissia, Emmanuel, Denise, Russlyn, Ayana, Avion, Gabra, Chonie, Shaquila, and others many others

Numerous Cousins: Monroe, Brendon, Rupert, Ruthlyn, Eurica, Reynold, Franklyn, Ernestine, Arthur, Maureen, Andre, Peter, Trevor, Vernon, Sharon, Olive, Ronald, Donald, Charles, Henson, Roy, Carl, Michael, Gordon, Shirley, Patrick, Joey, Jason and many others

In-Laws: (MIL- Essenese Phillips, Dexter, Agustus, Michelle, Selwyn

Numerous Friends and loved ones:

Those who preceded him in death: Victor Morris (father), Julian Morris (brother), Clifton Morris (brother) Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

A funeral service for Wilcox will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church in Jubilee Hall. For those unable to attend in person the service will be livestreamed at: https://livestream.com/mpumc/funeral

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