- 40 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 31, 1974
- Date of passing: Feb 28, 2015
|Let the memory of Nakia "Kia" be with us forever|
Mr. Nakia A. "Kia" Morgan of Fayetteville, GA formerly of West Point, GA expired Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.
Funeral Service Friday March 6th
1:00 PM EST
Bethlehem Baptist Church
1111 East 10th Street
West Point, GA.
With the Rev. Ralph Thompson, Jr. serving as Eulogist and Rev. Dr., Willie T. Edmondson Pastor, Rev. Walter L. Darden, Rev. Michael Winston and Pastor Rodney Jones, Officiating.
The remains will lie in state at the church on Friday March 6, 2015 from 12:00(noon) until the funeral hour.
Interment will be held in Marseilles Cemetery.
The family may be contact at the residence of Ms. Yvonne Mwikuta,106 Avenue N, West Point, GA and at the residence of Ms. Janie Ransom, 307 North 6th Avenue, Lanett, AL.
M.W. Lee Mortuary of West Point has charge of arrangements.
"A true friend, who always, always lifted others up. Nakia always, always deflected praise, gave others credit even though he was deserving. He is truly missed. So grateful our paths crossed and hopefully they will again, if I am so worthy. If they do, he'll smile and pat me on my back and give me the praise, just as he always has. My sincere condolences to his family. Miss you, big guy!"
Just want you to know that I am most appreciative to the most high for allowing our paths to cross. You were a very good person. I enjoyed our endless conversations about everything under the sun. Thanks for being in my wedding and thanks for being a friend that I could always call on when I needed you. May God grant you a place in his kingdom. I will cherish our friendship for all the days of my life. Thanks for being a wonderful friend, Missing you from the bottom of my heart.
"Kia did't know you very well, only through Chief. You left an everlasting impression on my son Ryan. Thank you soooo much for being there for him. You will always be remembered.
Shelton and Lori"
"Basketball Officials wear the same uniform, but we all aren't alike. Kia was the model of a gentleman and we need more like him. Rest in Peace and we will "see you again" in a land that knows no parting, because, "Christians never say goodbye for the last time.""
"I am a member of Nakia HS basketball association. My very first GHSA game was with Nakia and this year my first game of the season was with him. I can still remember his words "Tony, make sure you look over your shoulder when going to the new lead". From this moment on I will see Nakia as I run to the lead. He always made you so comfortable and was always concerned about you. I think we talked more about football and volleyball in our pregames. This one really hurts. My condolences to his family. He is missed already."
"My prayers go out to the family i don't no yall but god told me to visit for a rising"
"My heart is heavy to have heard that I've lost a fellow official. I know that Nakia was well loved and respected. He had great character and a big heart. These past 7 years will not be forgotten. I send my deepest condolences and prayers to the family, friends, and all of those that have encountered with this great spirited man. Rest in peace love.
Very Respectfully, Climmie"
"Your untimely passing was shared with me this morning. I send prayers to your family for healing and peace."
"Sorry to hear of your loss. Death is something never easy to deal with. It leaves hearts heavy filled with pain and sadness. But you can find comfort and a hope for the future in God's word the bible. In it we find promises of how son God will rid the earth of death and its painful effects forever.-Revelation 21:3, 4. Until that day arrives, keep all fond memories of your loved one close to your mind and heart."
"Condolences to the family."
"Nakia.... It was an honor and a privilege my Brother.... My deepest sympathy goes out wholeheartedly to your Family. May the Lord forever keep you in His unchanging grace...Rest peacefully...."
"A poem for Nakia....
Each morning when I awake I know that you are gone. And no one knows the heartache as I carry on. My heart still ache with sadness and many tears still flow. What it meant to lose you,no one will ever know.
My thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still.
There will always be a heartache and often a silent tear, but always a precious memory of the days when you were here. If tears could make a staircase, and heartaches make a lane, we'd walk the path to heaven and bring you home again.
I hold you close within my heart and there you will remain, until that day we meet again. -author unknown
To the family I pray the peace of God comfort you."
"Nakia you will truly be missed by your family and friends. I haven't seen you since we left Troup High but the laugh we had in the hallway as we would say the West Point Crew was memorable. All I say now is rest on my friend and Job well done. My prayers are with your family and friends during this time."
"My deepest condolences to Nakia's family. Please know that he may be gone from you, but he will always remain in your heart. May your void be filled with fond memories of his full, but short time with you.
"My prayers are with you during this time of bereavement...I am truly sorry for your lost ."
"to the family I'm sorry for the loss of your loved one it's been a while since i last saw kia. he will truly be missed ."
"I met Nakia several years ago through one of his dearest friends (Hassy). Nakia was a kind soul and a true friend with a big heart. He had a great sense of humor & behind the tears are many memories of joy and laughter. Nakia is resting in peace now and no longer have to worry about the troubles of this world. I truly pray God gives strength to his family and friends as you celebrate his life and legacy. Nakia - you were a great person and will be missed so much."
"I would like to send my condolences for your lost. I hope you find comfort in your many mermories you shared. I would like to share something comforting that have comforted many. It's in the Bible at John 5:28,29 "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out..." In the near future Jehovah God will resurrect all those in the grave back to life on earth by calling them out the grave. God yearns to resurrect those dead and reunite them with their families in peaceful conditions on the earth. If you would like to find more comforting thoughts please go to www.jw.org"
""Weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning" GOD has ended the season of a good friend and mentor, simply stated he was just good people. His life transended beyond officiating because he was a Blessing to so many.Kia you will be missed my brother.
GOD Bless you and yours!"
"To the family,it sadden me to hear about Nakia. He was a great person. I remember he would be standing in ApolloMD lobby and he would greet me with that beautiful smile. He would always have something positive to say to me and he took time out of his busy schedule to come to some of my son's football games. "Gone to soon" but I know God is too wise to make mistakes. We love and miss you. Family I will continue praying that God gives you all strength during this difficult time. Nakia will be forever missed."
"My son, My son, My son......I am SO hurt that you left me. When you were here at the house last, and we had our long talks, as usual....you left and said "I should have been talked to you." I had no idea that was our last time talking. I didn't know you were going to leave me. Thank you for being a Great Great father to my grand son. You always helped to take care of me when I was sick, now you have left me. I promise, I will always help see about your son. Who am I going to make corn bread and sweet potato pies for now? I Love You, and I'm gonna miss you!!
"The world has lost an angel. I'll never forget the smile you shared with the world. That gave us all so much joy. I never thought when I saw you two weeks ago that would be my last time. God is blessed to have you on his team. Watch over us bro!"
"Nakia left an impression in my life I won't never forget. I can't gather the words together to even say how much I will miss you. I thank God for the time spent. We'll see each other again. Love you always..prayers to your family"
"I had the awesome pleasure of working with Nakia, at ApolloMD for over 4 years. He always had a smile on his face or a kind word to say. He genuinely cared about people and their well being. When I heard the news it was like my very own brother had passed on, because that is the kind of spirit that Nakia walked with every time I saw him and he will truly be missed. To the family: mourn your loss for as long as you need to, but please know that Nakia is resting in Our FATHERS bosom, and he was better than this world ever deserved. May our FATHER GOD give you peace beyond all understanding."
"A friend, A Blessing in Disguise and well proven to be wise! Mentor. His journey was an important one, but not as important as his destination.
My friend still in the mist of this all you can trust Him! I know he will keep you. Because GOD is a safe resting place. I love that the l Lord allow you to spend some precious time with me. To a Man that loved PEOPLE and did what he could to help."
An awesome person with a big smile and positive attitude towards life. Being around him was always a joy and learning experience. To the family, no one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord. My deepest condolences to you and your family
"My deepest condolences to Nakia’s family. I pray that God gives the family strength and peace.
I am grateful to have known Nakia. His jokes, smile and charm made a rough day into a good day. I’m saddened to hear that such a beautiful person has left us too soon."
"Kia, I remember sitting around laughing at you because you were always joking and had a smile! The 90's were the best! Even though it's been a while since we spoke or saw each other, I remember the old days like yesterday! You will truly be missed and you were "Primetime" if there ever was one! ♡"
"No one could have told me Nakia last week as we parted in the elevator, that it would be my last goodbye. Who's going to guide me now to the best college prospect for Zuri?
I'm going to miss you asking me every Monday "how did we do this weekend"? "who won the game"?
You are truly loved and missed Nakia, but I do have consolation in knowing my friend, that we will meet in the "East".
The angels are rejoicing....Sleep well my brother.
To the family: You've raised a fine young man with a loving heart! May that peace of God which surpasses all understanding, rest with you as you get through this time."
"I never thought this day would come. How my heart aches to hear this sad news. And, to think I thought of you a few weeks ago and didn't call. I am so numb right now. I wonder if you realized how many lIves you've touched and how many people love you. I will always remember you my dear friend. You have left an impression on my heart! Thanks for sharing your smile with the world and for being a brief part of my life. I will forever cherish the memory of you. Hugs
** My condolences to the family. I pray that God strengthens you with each passing day. **"
"The saying is so true that the good die young! Nakia was such a Sweet, Fun, Loving person! I am glad to have had the honor of calling him a friend.Deepest Condolences to the family, he will truly be missed by all!"
"I pray for peace for his family and friends. It is hard to believe someone with so much life is gone. We can take comfort in the fact that he knew and loved God."
"Baba and Niena Feme had the opportunity to meet Nakia on only two occasions. But Baba developed a love for Nakia from the very beginning. We especially loved and appreciated his close friendship to our son Hassiba. As with Hassiba, our hearts are heavy, but we know that God has the last word. He has chosen to send Nakia on his next journey. So we send our love and say "Rest in Peace" Nakia. Your spirit will remain with us."
"Nakia will be missed. You were a good person and a great friend. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. Rest in peace"
"Kia was an awesome person to know. Always smiling and always positive. I appreciate all the wisdom you gave me and the relationship we had. It was great knowing you Kia. I will miss you. May you rest in peace."
"Nakia, a Mighty man of God!
Thank you for sharing wisdom over the years, your advice has made me a better basketball official, father, and grandfather.
I am sure you have impacted many others, and your legacy will continue on with us who has been Blessed by knowing you.
Thank you for being a true Friend"
""To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord." Thank you Kia for the opportunity to get to know you bro! You will be greatly missed! My condolences to your family!"
"My Deepest Sympathy to the family of Nakia Morgan, he was a great officiating partner and an even better friend. He greeted everyone like he has known them his entire life with a warm handshake and embrace. He will truly be missed by all he left a lasting impression on the world!"
"Nakia was a part of our Fellowship of Basketball Officials, and always a big encourager to me, I am blessed to have known him.
To the family of Kia I am reminded in these times the Apostle Paul's words of encouragement to the church from Philippians 4:6-7. "... let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." God bless."
"My deepest condolences, I pray the love of God bring peace and comfort to the family. Kia is smiling with the Lord."
"To The Family Im Sorry For Your Loss Niaka will be missed i know Personally i will miss him so much His Spirit was larger then life U knew when he entered a room I know Heaven Has A Angel and i take pleasure in knowing that and I will see him again LOVE YOU NAKIA"
"May the Lord watch between me and thee while we're absent one from another Amen! May you receive all that the LORD has for you!
Your official brother,"
"Expressing my deepest sympathy to the family of Nakia Morgan. He was a true friend and a great refereeing partner. We always had fun on and off the court. We were scheduled to referee together on Saturday night. I will truly miss this great man."
"Nakia , may you rest in the Heavenly gates of Paradise. See you one day, your work has been done. Thank you Father for allowing your angel to grace me with your Presence. God bless to the family."
"Nakia the business and vocation of officiating has lost a true gentleman. You were a good referee, a good friend to so many, a good partner and off the floor. As competitive as this business is you never lost sight of the friendship/relationship side of it. You always had a kind word and encouraged your peers. That is something I always admired about you. You will truly be missed my brother but your spirit will always live in the memories of the many lives you touched on and off the floor. May your family find peace and comfort in the legacy you have left behind for others to aspire to. Rest in peace "Kia" job well done my brother."
"I am saddened to hear about your early demise Kia. I will forever hold on to the memories of our short period and great memories we shared at GMC.
My Prayers are with your family that they remain strong and rest assured that you have left a strong Legacy! Love you Bro! GMC for Life..."
"May your Spirit be glowing as you rest in the presence of the Lord."
"Nakia...A real genuine person that always made everyones day by simply coming in contact with him whether in a parking lot, hallway or in church. There is no doubt that Angels have opened up the gates for him to walk in still illuminating a bright light and smile...I love you for touching so many of us with your aura. Many people only wish to be remembered this way. God speed my loving brother. You are greatly missed"
"Nakia had a smile that would light up the room! He was a such a joy to have in the office and always asked about my day! He will truly be missed at ApolloMD! I'll never forget that smile and will surely miss hearing him say Kelly Kel!! Sending prayers to the family."
"To the family my deepest condolences to you, May you find peace and comfort in your time of need. Remember to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. God Bless and may his soul rest for eternity with our heavenly father."
"Nakia was a very special person and will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. He is and forever will be in my heart of hearts. Rest in peace my brother. GMC for life!!"
"Your smile will be truly missed. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. Rest in Paradise Nakia."
"I will truly miss Nakia. He was a caring and thoughful person. My deepest condolences to Nakia's family. He will be missed by many."
"My condolences to the family. Your smile will be surely never forgotten. RIP Classmate."
"I will always remember Nakia's smile"
"Nakia was truly a spirit lifter. He had a way and a smile that would turn your gloomy day around with his charm. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and co-workers he will truly be missed by all"
"Keeping your family in my prayers. Rest in Peace."
"I went to school and graduated high school with Kia (c/o 93). Nakia was always a very nice guy. I pray for comfort, peace and understanding for his family. RIP Kia...gone but never forgotten<3"
"The loss of your warm and charming spirit, saddened me. You had a contagious smile and an unforgettable presence ...
You left a void in so many people lives!"
"It was a privilege to know such a nice and sweet young man. Nakia was always positive and offered a smile to everyone even when your day was gloomy he could find something good in it and offered it to you. To the family I offer my deepest condolences and love to you. May God Bless and keep you during this time of sorrow. Peace be with you."
"No matter how much our hearts may mourn, God's will is always greater than our own. Nakia you will truly be missed, I've known you 7 years as a part of the Apollo family. Your loving and caring spirit will forever be missed. My condolences to his family and friends. May God bless you all with peace and comfort you during this time. RIP NAKIA!"
"Mister Mentor of the black and white stripes of Basketball Officials. My brother whom I wish I could just have one more conversation about everything as we did. It hurts to say Rest in Peace or Paradise, as all I can do now is to be bless to be a bit more like you. I shall miss you Man, until we meet at the golden shores. G-Money as you have always said. Goodbye!"
"I will always remember your kind heart and your smile. Rest in Peace Nakia"
"Nakia will truly be missed. I enjoyed the days working with him at ApolloMD and I will never forget your charming smile. My hearts really hurts right now, but I know GOD makes no mistakes....RIP "Nakia"."
"You will truly be missed my friend. For the passed 8 years Your great personality to always put a smile on anyone's face, even when a person is down and out. YOU always had a way to make me laugh when I was having a bad day. I will always remember you being silly and making us laugh all the time.MR. what is your job title, who am I going to make my famous SALAD for now"
"I didn't know Nakia very long and it was a great pleasure arguing and debating with him about my ALABAMA ROLL TIDE!!! He always had a warm welcoming and pleasant smile, along with a few trash talking words about my team. I am grateful to have crossed paths with such a beautiful spirit. Rest well Nakia. My deepest condolences and prayers are with the family."
"Nakia will truly be missed by all of us at ApolloMD! He was always smiling and would be the first person to offer me help with anything that I needed moved or something that I could not carry. My prayers are with family and friends for strength and peace. Love, Jill"
"Nakia was always a ray of sunshine. His smile can warm a room and make you feel as if you've known him forever. Forever missed. Towanda Parris"
"You know someone is special, when you never actually meet them, but you feel comfortable in their presence just by virtue of their spirit; that was Nakia. Every time we encountered one another, I was created with a pleasant smile, and a warm greeting. May you find comfort now, in the arms of the Lord, rest well my friend."
"Nakia had a very warm spirit which I will never forget. He always kept a smile on his face and a very positive attitude. He will be deeply missed. My condolences go out to his family."
"To the family of Nakia Morgan. Nakia will be missed by us all. He and I used to laugh that his name is the same as my first niece. He was so pleasant and has such a warm and welcoming smile. I will miss him."
"My condolences go out to the family during this time. Nakia was a great and wonderful person. Always smiling and always kind. It was a pleasure knowing him and now may he rest in God's arms."
"My condolences to Bae Bae & Calvin and the entire family. I must say when I got the news yesterday afternoon, my heart ached and I am still in shock. Kia, years and long distance passed us by. Both of our families grew up in the house next door to each other, and we also grew up as family. We could always talk about anything and we shared many laughs.. You would always talk under your breath cracking jokes.(You truly kept me laughing) You will be truly missed my friend. I love you and I will forever keep you in my heart. Keep smiling & Rest in Peace...."
"Oh My God. My mouth is literally hanging open. Nakia was a great guy with a beautiful spirit. Always pleasant. Always upbeat. A joy to be around!
Heartfelt Prayers and Blessings to the family.
"Rise and Go in Peace
And May the Peace
Go with You!""
"Nakia was a bright shining light in the office. His always cheerful attitude was wonderful to be around. I am very sorry for the family whom he left behind.
"Nakia was a phenomenal guy and had a wonderful spirit. My condolences to his family. May you find peace and know that he has touch many lives with his genuine and kind spirit."
"The most beautiful smile rested on the face of my beloved classmate & friend Nakia Morgan, He made sure that while he was in the presence of all he encountered, a smile came upon their face too. You will be forever loved, my friend. I'll meet you on the other side until then I'll keep doing what you'd always tell me to..."Smile Bae"!"
"My deepest condolences to Nakia's family and loved ones. He was extremely nice to me as a new official moving to Atlanta 7 yrs ago. A great spirit and I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He will be missed."
"To the family, my heart is so full because you have raised a beautiful person that has touch the hearts of many!!! He will be truly missed. Keep your heads up because this MAN is now among the best!
"I would like to send my condolences to the family and friends of Nakia. Until today, I never knew his name. I just knew that EVERY time I saw him he had a smile on his face and always greeted everyone that came into his presence. Just from seeing this time after time, I knew that he was a good person. It saddens me to think of the pain that those who were close to him are feeling. I send up my prayers for all his loved ones and my condolences. "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds curing their pains and their sorrows" Psalm 147:3...Rest in peace"
"To my fellow SEC fan...Wow...even though I am hundreds of miles away, nothing can make me forget the sweet spirit of Nakia. I am so sorry to hear about this. Prayers are with family and friends for strength and peace."
"My condolences to the family..Even though I only knew you for a short period of time, you always brought a smile to my face everytime I saw you. You will truly be missed.
Rest in Peace Nakia."
"To the family of my friend May God Bless and keep you. Kia is gone to do better things in a better place. Smiling all the time. My pray's are with you."
""Earth has no sorrows that Heaven cannot heal"... I would like the family to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hold onto and cherish the many memories of Nakia. He was such a great and sweet guy, always had a conversation and a smile whenever we crossed paths.
"You will be truly missed. Your pleasant smile & spirit will never be forgotten. RIP dear friend. PaymentsMd coworker"
"Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow. May looking back in memories help and comfort you today, tomorrow and forever. Rest Nakia because now your safe in HIS arms."
"To the family, our family would like to express our deepest condolences for your loss. I have a lot of childhood memories of Nakia. He will truly be missed."
"I'm glad to say that Nakia Morgan was a TRUE FRIEND of mines. I was looking forward to this basketball season because I know you had plenty of jokes waiting on Me once you saw Me. Words can't express how I'm feeling but I do know that God makes no mistakes. PRIMETIME you will truly be missed. Family be Blessed."
"To the family God has called an awesome angel home to soon I have been working with Nakia over 9 years and he was a great, funny and athletic person he will truly by missed by many I cant believe it I'm still in shock gone but never ever forgotten RIP Nakia Morgan PaymentsMd coworker"
"Kia".. Thank you for the years of friendship, laughter and that bright beautiful smile. I'll forever cherish every moment. Rest in paradise my sweet brother and friend. Prayers to and for your the family."
"I am in disbelief and saddened by the news of your passing. You were such a caring, sweet individual. Prayers to your family in this time of need. Rest in Peace with the Lord. You will never be forgotten."
"Nakia, you will truly be missed. Sending many prayers to Nakia's family. RIP Kia!!"
"My deepest condolences to the Family. May God's love comfort you during this your time of need."
"Nakia will be truly missed. He was a great friend during our high school years. I am sending my condolences to his family. Rest in Paradise Nakia."
"To The Family I Am So Sorry About kia I Would Like To Express My
Deepest Sympathy To The Famil. Kia Is Like A Son To Me.
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