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Obituary for James David Morgan

July 4, 2021
Egg Harbor Twp, New Jersey

Loving Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather


James David Morgan, 81 son of the late Ronald Morgan Sr. and Mary Elizabeth-McLain was born January 25, 1940, in Chester, Pennsylvania. He peacefully and quietly departed this life in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 4th, 2021, declaring his Independence Day from this earthly realm. He was known by Jim, Jimmy, Shaky, and affectionately known as "Pop & Pop-Pop". He received all of his formal education in the Chester Upland School District in Chester, Pennsylvania. He traveled from Chester, PA and ultimately settled in Atlantic City, New Jersey where he met his loving wife Lottie Mae Morgan of 47 years who preceded him in death just shy of 2 years.
He worked various jobs in the hotel and restaurant industry, and he retired from Bally's Hotel & Casino where he worked in the Environmental Service Department for 30 years. He was a long-standing union representative (Shop Steward) for the Local 54 Union. He attended the Atlantic Cape Community College receiving his Certificate in Bartending and was employed part time for Showboat Casino working special events. He worked a few years at Atlantic City's famous Dock's Oyster House as a cook.
Coming out of retirement, he then went to work for the South Jersey Transportation Authority as a parking attendant for 12 years. He volunteered his time as a "Grandpop" with the Atlantic Human Resource Foster Grandparent Program which landed him at the Stanley S. Holmes Village Work Team where he received the Community Service Black History Award in both 2011 and 2012.
Family was very important to him as he often enjoyed family gatherings which he always reminded everyone that his birthday was approaching. He loved to eat and enjoyed his many snack runs to the stores. You would often find half eaten Kit Kat's candy bars along with unfinished bottles of Coco-Cola sodas left over in the refrigerator. He enjoyed eating mayonnaise sandwiches always leaving the crust on the counters which his wife detested.
He was not shy on receiving compliments when he stepped out into the world because he knew he was "So Fresh & So Clean-Clean". He had a set routine, and you could always find him mid-day dropping off his clothes to the local cleaners (he should have owned stock in them). He took great pride in his appearance as he knew clothes "due make the man". He was so particular about his clothes, so you dared not touch them because he knew to a (T) what he had and where it was, especially in his later years. His many hats were a staple in his wardrobe and were his trademark and he never went without them or his many bottles of cologne. He had a love of cars, and he was always found cruising through the city playing his rap music we would say rather loudly. He was COOL, SHARP & SMOOTH.
One thing about Pop was that he knew his rights and always demanded equal and fair treatment from anyone everywhere he went. Whether he was in a 7-11, Wawa store or his final days in the nursing home—he would be heard saying ("It's because I'm Black"?? or "I know my rights"!! or "I will call and report you to your corporate office-give me the 800 number or I will call 911"). He loved music, and especially loved to watch football and boxing and always kept up with current events and political news. Pop was a good family man and provider and loved visiting his family in Chester, PA when he could. He was quietly spiritual and believed in God and he believed in doing good and performing random acts of kindness for others which we thought was one of his greatest qualities.
He was preceded in death by his parent's, two brothers Ronald Lee Morgan and Robert Harold Morgan all of Chester, Pennsylvania, and his loving wife Lottie Mae Morgan of Atlantic City, NJ. Most of all he leaves to mourn & cherish his memorable legacy, his children: Lanette Miles (Claude) of Salisbury, MD, Andre' McKoy (Jenny) of McDonough, GA, Glynis Byrd of Atlantic City, NJ, Sharon Cross (Bryan) of Sicklerville, NJ, Sami Khabir of Silver Springs, MD, Carmen Morgan of Egg Harbor Township, NJ & "Special Son" Alphonso Glass of Mays Landing, NJ. Twenty-two grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, a "Special Niece" Debbie McCoy-Ward of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, a "Special Nephew" Raymond Pierce of Chester, PA. Two brothers Frankie Morgan (Tina) of Chester, PA., and Roger Morgan of Wilmington, DE. Five sisters Roberta Pierce of Chester, PA., Bernadette Porter (Donald) of Dallas TX., Betty-Ann Shipman (Gregory) of Atlanta, Ga., Faye Morgan of Philadelphia, PA., and Wanda Mosley of New Castle, DE and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Well Pop although you are gone, you will never be forgotten and will no longer need any of your earthly possessions for it is now time for you to take your eternal rest. May God be pleased with your soul.
We will always love you Dad, Jimmy, Shaky, Pop & Pop-Pop.
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