Welcome to the
memorial page for
Kenneth R. Morris Jr.
October 30, 1988
~ July 28, 2020
Kenneth Ray Morris Jr., 31, of Long Branch, NJ passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
Kenny was born on October 30, 1988 in Long Branch, NJ to the late Bernadine Lorraine Phillips and Kenneth Ray Morris Sr. He attended Long Branch public schools and eventually at one time was employed by the Long Branch public schools.
Kenny was an amazingly talented singer whose talent was recognized and cultivated in a host of programs in the Long Branch schools under the direction of his mentor, Mr. Ronald Bennett. From those roots, Kenny rose through the ranks and was a featured performer at the World Famous Apollo Theater, he was featured on BET's 106 & Park and finally was hand selected by entertainment and fashion mogul, Sean "Diddy" Combs' as a contestant on a season of MTV's Making The Band.
Kenny was a proud father of 3 beautiful daughters A'yana Lareign Mountain, 14; Leiah Skai Mountain, 12 and Sklar Raye Morris, 8.
He was preceded in death by his mother Bernadine Lorraine Jackson, his maternal grandparents Dorothy and John Nathan Phillips and his paternal grandparents, aunts and uncles.
He leaves to cherish his memory his 3 daughters A'yana Lareign Mountain, Leiah Skai Mountain and Sklar Raye Morris; his father Kenneth Ray Morris Sr.; seven loving sisters Latisha "Te Te" Williams, Shahidah Finklin, Kenyeta Morris, Donisha Jackson, Shana Purnette, Kayla Rice and Jynesia Rice; two brothers Troyshon and Tyrell Phillips; a host of nieces and nephews; his six uncles and three aunts Roosevelt Bowles (Valerie), Eugene Baskerville (Diana), Samuel Bowles, Caroline Burrell, John Nathan Phillips, Jr., David Brian Phillips (Joyce), Helen Christina Phillips (Larry), Charles McKnight (Tawana) and Dorothy McKnight (Mitch); his stepfather Donald Jackson and stepmother Lisa Ramsey as well as 31 first cousins, a host of cousins and friends.