Kenneth
Kenneth Darren Morris [Kenny] departed this life on May 11, 2006 following a brief and vicious but valiant battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). Kenny was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 1, 1971 to Marjorie Lyn Morris & Kenneth Devereaux Kellman [Khalid Tariq - deceased]. His formative years were spent first in Silver Spring, Maryland then Orlando, Florida. In Florida Kenny had his first encounter with Christianity and his faith and belief have never wavered. Of his illness, he often said, "No matter what; I'm healed in the Lord." He was also a serious performer in Orlando. Kenny served his country in the United States Marine Corps in Desert Storm and was honorably discharged in 1993 - a Lance Corporal. Even as a toddler, Kenny loved to entertain; with a spoon as his 'mic', he would belt out a song or commercial with equal gusto or dance to anything that had rhythm, including the vacuum-cleaner. In school, he was a regular participant in school plays and an active tenor in the Chevy Chase Elementary School Chorus - a professional choir. Kenny moved to Los Angeles in January 2004, where he continued his quest of becoming a serious actor. He became [Screen Actors' Guild] S.A.G. eligible soon after his arrival in the area and played many parts, including several depicting soldiers in combat. He also danced professionally with local agencies. Throughout his life, his faith in God's awesome power, belief in his talent and the unquestionable advent of his chance to break into the film industry never faltered. The 'call' came ten hours after his demise. He was thirty-five years old. Kenny is survived by his mother, Lyn, brother, Chris and nephews, John, Michael and Justin. He will also be missed by a multitude of friends. Final services for Kenneth Darren Morris (Kenny) are - Memorial - McCormick's Mortuary 635 S. Prairie Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301 (310) 792-7580 Wednesday May 17, 2006 at 11:00 am Military Funeral at Riverside National Cemetery - Date to be determined by US Military VA Quarterly Memorial Service at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, 6th floor chapel Los Angeles, CA 90073 Wednesday June 21, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassion in Action P.O. Box 84013 Los Angeles, CA 90073 Cindy Tesmmer, 310-473-1941

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  1. He was my mentor, my kindred soul, my best friend, my shoulder to cry on, my big brother, my guide. My beloved Kenny will live in my heart for ever. Someday we will be together again. Words cannot describe how much his life has touched mine and my kids. We love him so.

  2. Kenny a soldier in Christ. An inspiration and teacher of life. Our loss here is only Heaven’s gain. Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. Whith long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.” This was his strength. I love you brother.

  3. My Dearest Kenny, You fought and your strength never wavered. You tought me to be strong for you, when all I wanted to do was fall apart. You helped me understand that this was the road that God wanted you to travel down. I know that he has taken you into his arms and you are home. Kenny I have loved you since I met you in 1987, and you will always be in my heart and your memory burned into my Soul!! I will miss you and all our talks of your bright future. Good-bye my friend!!

  4. My Dearest Kenny, You fought and your strength never wavered. You tought me to be strong for you, when all I wanted to do was fall apart. You helped me understand that this was the road that God wanted you to travel down. I know that he has taken you into his arms and you are home. Kenny I have loved you since I met you in 1987, and you will always be in my heart and your memory burned into my Soul!! I will miss you and all our talks of your bright future. Good-bye my friend!!

  5. My Dearest Kenny, You fought and your strength never wavered. You tought me to be strong for you, when all I wanted to do was fall apart. You helped me understand that this was the road that God wanted you to travel down. I know that he has taken you into his arms and you are home. Kenny I have loved you since I met you in 1987, and you will always be in my heart and your memory burned into my Soul!! I will miss you and all our talks of your bright future. Good-bye my friend!!

  6. Dear Kenny, When I first saw your chubby cheeks and legs I said what a beautiful baby. As you became a man I said what a handsome man. You were one of the sweetest young men I have ever known. Your love of God and his love for you made it a complete love affair. We will always miss and love you but, I know you are at peace with the father who loved you more. Always Pat, Jason and Neil

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