WORCESTER-Leroy K. Morris, 73, died Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Mass General Hospital in Boston after an illness.
He was born in St. James Parish, Montego Bay, Jamaica son of the late Beresford Morris and Germeline (Sterling) Lewis. He was born premature and was nursed to health by his grandmother, Carmeta Dixon, who doted on her first born grandchild.
He spent a lot of time in the country of Flower Hill, visiting his father's family during holidays and after school. There he rode horses, went fishing, and bird shooting. He had many cousins who were more like siblings that he loved to be with.
As a young boy Lee attended Mount Zion All Ages School and Chadwick Primary School. He was Roman Catholic and his teacher Cecelia loved him, as he was very smart and well disciplined. As a teen he attended St. Paul's private school. He loved to play marbles with his friends and use his sling shot to target ripe mangoes in the trees.
He grew up and loved playing tennis, which changed the course of his life. In 1965 he and team member Audley Bell won the Junior doubles lawn tennis championship for Jamaica. He went on to teach tennis at the resorts and this led to him being sponsored by Philip Morris who brought him to the United States.
He worked at Madison Cable in Worcester, MA where he retired in 2006 and went onto build his dream home in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He was also a local disc jockey on Friday nights for many years. He was an avid golfer and was a homeowner and business man in the community. He had a restaurant, a trucking company and 2 convenient stores.
Leroy is known to have a good heart and be a man of his word; he's loyal, kind-hearted and a great friend. He has maintained his childhood friendships throughout life and gained many friends along the way.
He is survived by his children, grandchildren, sisters and brothers and a host of cousins and friends.
Services will be held Friday, November 12th at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle Street with visiting hours from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. There will be a Service at 5:00pm.