Jamal C. Morris

Jamal C. MorrisJamal Charlton Morris of Philadelphia, PA (formerly of Warwick, NY), passed away unexpectedly on April 18, 2016 in Philadelphia.  He was 27 years old.

Born on November 15, 1988 in Brooklyn, New York, he was the beloved son of Hector Charlton Morris and Channabel Latham-Morris.

Jamal was a graduate of Warwick Valley High School in 2006 and Drexel University in 2011.   He was a Mechanical Engineer with AMEC Foster Wheeler in Philadelphia, PA and part time staff member at Penn Athletics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jamal C. Morris Homegoing Celebration

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Jamal was struck from his bike on his way home by a hit-and-run driver and died two days later of severe brain injuries.
Jamal was a wonderful, inspirational, brilliant, and a unique person.  He was genuine, compassionate, kind and fiercely loyal. He cared deeply about others and was committed to his friends and family.  He lived a life full of hope and kindness. His absence is deeply felt by all whom he touched.  People gravitated towards him and he made everyone feel important and worthy. He would be remembered by his motto “It’s Only Getting Better.”


Your donation will keep Jamal’s passion alive. Your gifts will go toward bicycles, helmets, tools, teaching space and outreach to underprivileged future cyclists.

To donate, click the “Donate” button. For checks, put “In Memory of Jamal C. Morris” in the memo line and send the check to:

Bike & Build
6153 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Thank you in advance for your generosity, support, and love.

Jamal’s Friends and Family

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