ForeverMissed
This is a tribute to Marcus Samuel McMorris. Please share your memories of this amazing young man.
Posted by Carole Jones on February 27, 2021
May his soul rest in peace.His life was treasured even from those who knew him for a short time
Posted by Elaine Nahin-Furst on February 24, 2021
Marcus, my heart goes out to you, your family, and all your friends. You were way too young to pass. Thank you for always making me laugh when you were at Lakeview and Alice Shaw. I remember what a ham you were which started at Alice Shaw and obviously continued through your very short life. I loved watching you play hoops and your competitiveness.I hope you can find some good games up there. The world lost a wonderful person. You will be missed!!
Posted by Dylan Walberg on February 21, 2021
Marcus, I can't believe this is true. I have so many great memories of playing basketball with you. You were always fun to be around and always made everyone laugh. You will be missed!
Posted by Kameron Rodriguez on February 20, 2021
Marcus you were the light in a dark room. You brought so much joy to everyone's day. Now you are doing bigger things. You have a job to do.  Watch over all your possie. Shine down on them. Your legacy will be carried on and never forgotten. You will  be forever missed. AKA Marc's mom. ❤

Posted by Vincencio cruz on February 20, 2021
We weren't ever close. But the few times we did interact you were always uplifting, kind, and friendly. You were a pure and kind soul. You will be missed by many. Prayers with you brotha.
Posted by STEPHANIE COOKS on February 19, 2021
Mar Mar
You were such a bright shining light that every time I would see you or you would face time Mariah your bright smile and your loving eyes would brighten my day. Your Buddy "Mariah " , you were a fixture in her life . You guys relied on each other as a best friend , you guys shared a unique friendship that is irreplaceable . I hope you will continue to watch over her and speak to her . And be that best friend from up above !!! I have to respect that the Lord needed you and couldn't wait any longer because you were that amazing and his purpose for you is greater than anything you could do down here. Skate in the clouds !!!!  Love Mama Cooks
Posted by Taylor Moody on February 19, 2021
Hey Marc, it’s Tay-Tay. First off, I love you... so much. There’s so much I want to say but you know how you made me feel. I’m so happy I met you and experienced you in so many ways. Thank you for being such a bright light on this earth. Thank you for bringing me so much joy and making me feel love so deep. Thank you for making me smile and for listening and encouraging me when I needed it most. I wish this was a dream, but I realize God needed a new angel, an elite, the best one yet! You always had a piece of my heart since the first day I met you and you will forever be my angel. I love you so much Marc.

Forever and ever, I love you.

-Tay Tay ♥️
Posted by Alyssa Betts on February 19, 2021
Your smile. Your aura. Your laugh. Your style. Your hobbies. Your dreams. Your goals.
But your heart is what I love most about you.
It brings me peace knowing I had the opportunity to have someone as special as you in my life.
I will forever cherish and hold onto the conversations and memories we shared.
Never got to go fishing like we planned, but HEY... I’m still holding you to it!! Heard there’s some good catches up there in heaven. Better save some for me.
I will always carry a piece of you in my heart wherever I go. You have your wings now, your journey has just begun. I’m so proud of you.
My angel forever.
Posted by Armando Villafuerte on February 19, 2021
Marcus My Guy I Dont Know Where To Start You Were The Shine No Matter Where I Saw You. Thank You For All The Memories And Conversations You Have Shared With Me And The Rest Of The Boys From Being My Friend To A Client , A Brother , To Family And Most Is Teaching Me How To Hustle And Grind . It Was Always A Competition With You . Every Time You Seen Me It was Either Going To Be A Dance Battle Or “You Can’t Dress Mondo Listen Your Street But I’m Proper “ 

I Love You Marcus Until We Meet Again❤️



Posted by Kevin Padilla on February 19, 2021
Marcus, Big Marc, Sammy Mac,
You always had the best energy to light up any room. We didn’t hang out all the time but when ever I’d see you it was all love and all smiles ! Always dancing, laughing making everyone around you laugh and smile. you were truly the life of the party ! You will be loved forever and missed so much! You’re the man! All love ❤️ til next time brother.
Posted by Nelson P on February 19, 2021
  Marcus my guyy. I wish that I would have reached out to you sooner. Its been years since weve talked. But always know I love you man and you made a hell of an impact on so many people in this life time including myself. The days ahead will not be the same without you bro. Your personality was bigger than king kong, and you could make me crack up in a millisecond.
  I remember us linking up in Guadalupe at point sal dunes, and you took me fishing with your dad. Such a welcoming brother. And I was scared as hell on that small rock ledge, while you and your dad were fishing like Champs over it. You lived with NO FEAR! How its post to be brotha.
•Dream team baby throw up them 3s! See you in heaven my friend. Hittemm with the soowoo and teach em how to dougie up there playa.
-Frankie Platero
Posted by Makayla Godden on February 18, 2021
Never have I ever met someone like you
You are certainly the people’s champ
You are a helper 
You lift others up 
You give without asking for anything in return
Your laugh is infectious
Your jokes are immaculate
You bring everyone together
You bring light. 
My world stopped when I heard you were gone
And it will forever be changed.
You are unforgettable, my friend.
And so much more.
You taught me how to be present.
To enjoy each and every moment, big or small.
Even though to press on...feels impossible.
I know you’ll be shining on us all and cheering us on-with the best outfit & dance moves
Love,
Mak

Sending all my love to you all ❤️
Posted by Zulema Ortiz on February 18, 2021
Marcus and I had every class from Kinder all threw middle school . From him and the boys teasing me to me chasing them to beat them up , to all of us becoming best friends and always having the best of times . Whenever we had role call his name was always called first then me because our last names so we always had to sit next to each other or stand in line together , which we never minded because we always had a fun . I hadn’t seen him since freshman year and he came into my work a few month back , it felt like no time had passed as we caught up. Your beautiful soul is gone but never forgotten . Even those little memories I have from you I’ll Cherish forever ❤️
Posted by Rheanna Crawley on February 18, 2021
From elementary to senior year of high school, we always had mutual friends and you were one of Jakey’s best. I can’t believe that you lived just a block away from me until yesterday. Your building is the only one I can see from my living room here in SD—I can see it as I sit her writing this. Marc, just in the short time I’ve known about your passing I’ve reconnected with so many of our hometown friends and met so many new souls who were severely impacted by losing you. Thank you for the mark you left here on earth, in your groovy roller skating fashion, and we’ll all see you on the other side ❤️
Posted by Darius Swington on February 19, 2021
We had more in common than we even knew...
Always finding something to get into and something to do...
Both had birthdays in the month of December...
Living a legacy that can always be remembered.
You're immortal, your character and charisma will live on...
It just pains us all now that you're physically gone.
Your family and friends will scream your name forever and a day...
The memories of you will always be cherished is what I'm really trying to say.


Posted by Landon Brown on February 18, 2021
Whether it be fishing at Vandenberg, hooping at the Y, catching lobster off the docks, getting cookies at the cookery, singing at the top of our lungs in the goose, ditching class to go to the Chumash, playing blackjack for hours with our guy Ralph, playing hoop in your room, or looking at those damn cards you took from Vegas...you Marcus, YOU made it what it was. Wouldn’t have been the same without you and it won’t be from here on out. Your spirit was a gift. Happiness and love. Heaven got a real one. Still doesn’t feel real and it’s impossible to accept. Miss you big dawg. Forever and always. You hold it down up there and I’ll see you again one day. Love ya big Marc
Posted by Honey Hoe on February 18, 2021
Larry and Claudia - You did an amazing job with Marcus. I never wanted Cameron to be an only child, but life doesn't always go as planned. I always worried about what would happen if I wasn't around. Then here comes Marcus. The best big brother anyone can ask for. He put my mind at ease that Cameron would have a lifelong companion to get through this thing called "life". His zest for life, his hustle, his loyalty, his smile, and the daily doses of laughter he provided was God's gift to humanity. He was OUR gift. 26 years is not enough.

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Posted by Carole Jones on February 27, 2021
May his soul rest in peace.His life was treasured even from those who knew him for a short time
Posted by Elaine Nahin-Furst on February 24, 2021
Marcus, my heart goes out to you, your family, and all your friends. You were way too young to pass. Thank you for always making me laugh when you were at Lakeview and Alice Shaw. I remember what a ham you were which started at Alice Shaw and obviously continued through your very short life. I loved watching you play hoops and your competitiveness.I hope you can find some good games up there. The world lost a wonderful person. You will be missed!!
Posted by Dylan Walberg on February 21, 2021
Marcus, I can't believe this is true. I have so many great memories of playing basketball with you. You were always fun to be around and always made everyone laugh. You will be missed!
his Life

His Journey's Just Begun (by Ellen Brenneman)

Don't think of him as gone away
his journey's just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.

Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.

Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much.


Recent stories
Shared by Claudia Boga on February 27, 2021
I’m Marcus mother and want to share the appreciation and gratitude our family has for all of you. Although Marcus life was short lived in our mind, God sent him to us to spread joy and happiness, which he did, and felt it was time to bring him home.  He has brought joy and laughter to our family from his first breathe out of the wound.  He came out yelling and would not stop until the nurses gave him a pacifier.  We could hear him yelling all the way down the hall and the laughter from all around him.  Marcus love life and enjoyed everyday as if it was the last day.  He loved his family, friends, fishing, basketball, roller skating, painting, & so much more.  Another short story: I would be talking to Marcus on the phone and a friend would call and he would say, I must go my friend is calling.  I would say, I am more important than your friend they can wait.  He would say, I must go, talk to you later. (LoL)  I would tell him, I think you love your friends more than me, and now I see why, you all loved him back, THANK YOU.  I am not mad at you anymore (just kidding), if Marcus was happy, I was happy. I am not certain how many characters I’m allow in the message (LoL), but I wanted to share some of our joy from Marcus life with you all, hopefully giving you more smiles.  In closing, again, and again, our family is overwhelmed with joy that you all have been a part of his life and have wonderful memories, to reflect throughout your life.  Your kind words and generous donation say it all.  We all know, Marcus would not want us to say sadness to long, just long enough to laugh your tears away.  He would say, go forth and continue to enjoy life, as he did.  May the Power of God continue to bless you and your family.  Keep Smiling and Stay Safe.

Ms. Claudia & Family

Wonderful student at Miramar College

Shared by Reylyn Cabrera on February 22, 2021
I was very sad to hear that Marcus had passed.  I remember him coming to the tutoring center as a student at Miramar.  He was always so friendly to my staff, tutors, and myself. He never needed help from us, but it was part of our routine to wave hello.
Sending serenity and healing to Marcus's family and loved ones.

Big Marc

Shared by Logan Walberg on February 19, 2021
Man where to begin. Whenever your name comes up a smile is always brought to my face! The biggest thing that sticks out about Marcus was how he loved EVERYONE. He just made everyone feel welcomed at all times. It won’t be the same without you man but we gonna live it up for you as you would want!