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“Nancy and I extend our condolences to Vergie and the Morgan family. We did not attend the service as we are trying to isolate ourselves,but we are...Read More »
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“What a wonderful Christian gentleman and fantastic teacher! Always having difficulty with Math, I delayed taking "New Math" at SLU as long as I...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Kathryn Martin - Ponchatoula, LA

“My deepest sympathy to the Morgan family. Memories of Mr. James leading music for our choir at Natalbany Baptist is a memory I will always cherish....Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Donna Starkey Donegan - LA

“This world has lost a great man. To know him is to love him. No matter related, kin, friend or acquaintance this man always had a beautiful smile...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Brinda Olivier - Gonzales, LA

“James, you were a great nephew to Dad and a great cousin to me. We will never forget how you checked in on Dad in his later years. Rest in Peace,...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Russell Allen - APO, NY - Family

James Otis Morgan passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Covington, Louisiana, at the age of 80. He was born on Sunday, April 23, 1939 in Kentwood, Louisiana to the late Bernice and Clarence Morgan. He was a resident of Amite, Louisiana.

James was a professor in the mathematics department of Southeastern Louisiana University for 33 years. He also flew a number of rescue missions with the Civil Air Patrol, and was a music director at many Baptist churches over the years. James was a private pilot, as well as a lover of model airplanes, which he flew often.

James is survived by his wife, Virgie Morgan; sons, Scott Morgan (Kay) and John Allen Morgan (Andrea); step-sons, Philip Morgan, Greg Morgan (Rhonda), and Paul Morgan (Sandy); sister, Clara King (Alvin); grandchildren, Jason Morgan (Madison), Matthew, Maya, and Miki Morgan, Kyle Morgan (Alanna), Kaley Knapp (Mike), Kelsie Graham (Caleb), and Zachary Morgan; four great-grandchildren; niece, Erin Miles (Casey); and great-nephew, Matthais.

In addition to his parents, James is also preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Morgan, and two grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The visitation will continue the following day, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the funeral home, beginning at 9:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:00 AM.

Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, Louisiana.

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