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Morris Mckie

July 28, 1949 ~ July 18, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Morris Mckie Obituary

Service for Mr. Morris McKie, 73, of Columbia, South Carolina, will be held on Tuesday, 12:00 noon July 25, 2023 at First Calvary Baptist Church1401 Pine Street Columbia, South Carolina, with burial to follow in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery 4170 Percival Road Columbia, South Carolina. There will be viewing on Monday, July 24, 2023 from 1:00 to 7:00 pm at Pearson's Funeral Home. Mr. McKie was born on July 28, 1949, the fifth child of  the late Eddie McKie and Anna Lee Freeman McKie. "Sky" Affectionately nickname by his big brother Melvin, was born an athlete. On any afternoon, after he completed his daily chores, he could be found on the playground of Roosevelt Village Elementary School tossing a football with his buddies. This was a beginning of a journey in the sports arena as an outstanding athlete. At Booker T. Washington High School Morris was an exceptional athlete choosing football as his favorite sport. As a wide receiver of Friday nights at W.A. Perry Stadium, "number 88" always gave the crowd exactly what they wanted.... Touchdown after touchdown!!! He was indeed the "Tornado Thunder" leading BTW to many championships. During the off season of football, Morris was a member of the track team where he outran them all. While at BTW he received numerous awards including  All American and All Metropolitan just to name a few. After High School Morris enlisted in the US Marine Corp where he served two years. While in the Marines he became a player for the Quantico Marine Base. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Marines, Morris entered NC A&T State University with a scholarship to play for the "Aggies", following is his brothers Heyward's footsteps. As a safety at A&T, Morris was instrumental in helping his school win many championships. He was drafted in the 13th round by the Washington Redskins where he had the opportunity to experience professional football. Later Morris joined the US Army where he served in Germany and at Fort Polk in Louisiana. After the completion of his tour of duty Morris returned to South Carolina and was employed as a Sports Director at Fort Jackson, SC and later as an employee of the US Postal System in Atlanta, GA. A superb Chef referred to as "Kitchen Morris" by one of his greatest admirers of his culinary skills, Loghan, he was always cooking up something very delicious. He would always say "Nobody can cook like Me!" Morris strong and dynamic presence was a part of his personality that attracted many people to be part of his life, to love him eternal peace with his Heavenly Father. Morris was preceded in death by his parents Eddie and Anna Lee (Freeman) McKie, brothers, Lindell, Eddie Roy, and Heyward McKie, brother-in-law Robert Bonnette, and sister-in-law Diane McKie.   He is survived and cherish by his loving family, daughters, Jarryd Loraine McKie (Derrick) Jacobs of Columbia, SC, and Avian McKie (Shuan) Fails of Conyers, Ga, and Marika McKie of Greensboro, NC, and son, Jordan Mosley of Columbia, SC, grandchildren Kennedy Dennis of Conyers, Ga, Yvonne McKie Jacobs, of Columbia, SC, Madison McKie of Greensboro, NC, Naomi Jacobs of Columbia, SC, and brothers, Albert (Violet) McKie, Melvin (Jerald) McKie, Bernard (Beverly) McKie all of Columbia, SC, a sister, Vivian Bonnette of Columbia, SC,  a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. 

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Visitation
Monday
July 24, 2023

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pearson
4508 North Main Street
Columbia, SC 29203

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