Morris F. Johnson III
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formerly of Jersey City, NJ
Morris F. Johnson III, 64, died in San Antonio Texas, November 18, 2013, after a courageous struggle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Morris was born December 9, 1948 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the beloved son of Morris F. Johnson and Willie Mae (Hodge) Johnson. He graduated with a BA in sociology from Dubuque College, Dubuque, Iowa and received a Masters in Social Work from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
Morris served as President of St. Louis Community College, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri, Dean of Student Development Services and Interim President at Phoenix College, Phoenix Arizona, and Associate Dean of Student Services at the Des Moines Area Community College, Urban Campus. He attended Corinthian Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa.
He leaves behind a son Grant Harrison of Phoenix, Arizona and stepdaughter Tausha Robertson of Austin, Texas, four sisters Karen Johnson, Olivia Johnson, Elisa Johnson and Winifred Johnson Mitchell, nephew Darren Leon James II, great aunt Edith Jackson and a host of extended family members and friends.
Memorials may be directed to the ALS Foundation http:/www.alsa.org/donate/.
Published in Des Moines Register on Nov. 24, 2013