Blake Morrow

Obituary of Blake Maurice Morrow

Blake Maurice Morrow was born in Memphis, Tennessee on May 18, 1955.   He was the son of Willie Lee Morrow and Adraean (Keath) Morrow.   As a teenager, Blake, would move from the South to Michigan to stay with his aunt and uncle, Clemenstine and John Morrow.  

Blake would be blessed with four children in his life, two of whom were from his marriage with Valeria Campbell.   He worked as a laborer for several local companies to make ends meet.   Blake loved going to the horse track and betting on the horses.   Blake enjoyed wrenching on cars.   He loved to buy them, fix them up, and then sell them.   His yard was a constant reflection of this typically having vehicles in the process of being repaired.  

Blake loved music and brought with him wherever he went, a Down South Swagger.   He took great pride in his appearance, always dressing to the nines.   Blake had a contagious laugh, was calm, and smooth spirit.   He was the constant comedian making sure to keep those around him cutting up.   Blake enjoyed putting people to work.   He had no problem requesting assistance or giving direction.

Blake loved his children especially his baby girl, Maurissa, whom seemed to do no wrong in his eyes and his four-legged companion a lab:  Bosco which he cared for as much as the kids.   He loved to travel back home to Tennessee enjoyed road trips with family.

Blake Maurice Morrow, age 66, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday; November 23, 2021 at ProMedica Monroe Skilled Care and Rehab where he had been a resident the past three weeks.  His passing was preceded by his father and two brothers:  Wilbur and Calvin Morrow.  

To cherish his memory Blake leaves his mother:  Adraean Morrow; four children:  Blake Morrow Jr., Keane Jude, Maurissa Morrow, and Trealajonte Tigney; four sisters:  Willis Jeane Marrow-Littlejohn, Verastine Yancey, Olivia Morrow, and Sylvia Luellen; two brothers:  Bertram Morrow and Kemper Davis; eleven grandchildren:  Rojet, Cinnamin, Maryah, Romell, Blake III, Armon, Valentino, Davon, Keane Jr., Cassandra, Blake Noreyā, and Faye; one great granddaughter:  Alicia Gallagos; numerous nieces and nephews including Monleto “Money” Blackstone, whom he was especially close to; and an abundance of extended family members and friends. 

Friends may gather from 2:00pm until 3:00pm on Saturday; December 4, 2021 at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-7070.   A Homegoing Celebration will follow at 3:00pm with Lito Mendez officiating.  

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family to assist with funeral arrangements.   Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.

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Saturday
4
December

Gathering for Family and Friends

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service - South Monroe
14567 South Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan, United States
(734) 241-7070
Saturday
4
December

Home Going Celebration

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service - South Monroe
14567 South Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan, United States
(734) 241-7070