New Orleans, Louisiana

Sep 17, 1980 – Dec 12, 2015


September 17, 1980
December 12, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana


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MORRIS BATES, SR. 35, transitioned from this life on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. He was born on September 17, 1980 and was a life-long resident of New Orleans. He was preceded in death by his mother, Deborah A. Bates Morgan and his father, Morris Burton. He leaves to cherish his memories, 8 children, his father, Robert Morgan, Jr., his grandmother, Clara Miller, twelve siblings and a host of cousins, relatives, and friends. Pastor, officers, and members of Nazareth Baptist Church and all neighboring churches; relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 10 am at Nazareth Baptist Church, 9108 Pritchard Place. Visitation 9am to 10 am. Rev. Marc Napoleon, officiating. Interment at Providence Memorial Park, Metairie, LA. Professional services entrusted to Dennis Funeral Home.

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When I first met you I didn't give you a chance,when I walked up Olive st I tried not to glance,as the days roll by I finally gave in to you,then I found out you were dear and true,things move pretty fast you showed me our love will last,we both played a part in creating your first son although you were taken away right after we were done,Morris the years rolled by and we out grew each other but the love I have for you I will never have for another!!! Love Jackie,Lil Morris,Morlajia and Ja'Morie

My condolences to the family. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Clarissa, I just wanted you to know that I'm so very sorry for you loss. I'm keeping you and your family, in my thoughts and in my prayers.

My heart is truly saddened. The memories I have of all of us as kids will always have a special place in my heart. Love you all,

Earth has no sorrow heaven can not heal. Words can not describe the way I feel. Morris will be missed dearly!! So many memories of him from childhood to adult life...Sending prayers to the Bates Family (especially his lovely sisters: Missy, Ashley, Clarissa, Puff, & Debbie). Rest in peace Morris!!

To Morris's family may GOD keep you in this time you are in my prays.

Morris is and always will be a member of my family. Rest in peace my friend ,rest in peace.

To Missy, Ashley, Clarissa, Puff and Lil Debbie, I am sorry for your loss. Lil Morris knew how to make someone laugh. I will always remember him walking in Hollygrove passing my house. Praying for strength and comfort for all of you!

I give my condolence to the family