Ayana Morris-3-2-2024

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memorial page for 

Ayana R. Morris

July 16, 1982
~February 22, 2024



Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ayana Renee Morris, affectionately known as “Yani” to all who knew her. She was born into this world on July 16, 1982, and departed this world on February 22, 2024.

Yani was a miracle and God’s gift to us all. She was not expected to survive the first 30 minutes after she was born, yet she lived for forty-one years. She was a real trooper and an absolute inspiration to us all. Yani was and continues to be an angel of God bringing joy to all those who were fortunate enough to have known her and is cherished by her family.

She had the most beautiful, glowing, and contagious smile that always lit up the room and she would laugh so hard any time she heard her favorite two songs "Three Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” and “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.” She loved her nicknames "Yanskowski"(compliments of her Aunt Jackie) and "Yani cakes."  Most of all Yani was a great source of comfort and joy to her mother everyday of her precious life. As we mourn the loss of Yani, we also celebrate her amazing life. Her loving memory and spirit will continue to live on through all the lives she touched, and she will remain in our hearts forever.

Yani is predeceased by her grandfather, Joseph W. Morris Jr, her grandmothers, Mary Morris and Pearl Cook.

She is survived by her loving, exceptional, and devoted mother, Jodi E. Jordan, and her loving father, Terence C. Jordan of New Britain, CT; her brothers Bryan A. Morris Sr. and sister-in-law Aldrena R. Morris of Deltona FL; and Craig L. Jordan of New Britain, CT; sister Cathryn T. Jordan of Brooklyn, NY, and stepbrother, Terence Jordan of NJ. She was also survived by her loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, and many cousins.


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5 thoughts on “Ayana Morris-3-2-2024

  1. Bill Perez says:

    On behave of GT Independence, Our sincere condolences.
    Bill Perez

  2. William Swanson says:

    My prayers and condolences to you and your families

  3. William Swanson says:

    My condolences and prayers for you and your family

  4. William Swanson says:

    Sorry for your loss. My prayers for you and your family

  5. Eric Beebe says:

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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