ForeverMissed
Bill’s Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 2:00 PM CST via Facebook Livestreaming. https://m.facebook.com/BullittPrintSolutions/

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, William "Bill" Morton, 55 years old, born on October 12, 1965, and passed away on February 16, 2021. We will remember and cherish him forever.
Posted by TJ Holmes on February 26, 2021
To my sweet buddy may you rest well and know we all miss you and think of you often! Rest in peace! So sad and miss your presence...I will definitely miss running into you here and there! You always was a great energy to see!
Posted by Arthur Gillespie on February 26, 2021
I am so grateful that my most recent memories of my brother Bill Mo' include hanging out with him and Craig at the crib, burning a stick and listening to some good house music.... falling through the joint downtown to kick it with him and listening to Dewey B blazing that good house music on the ones and twos.... running into Bill at the Chosen Few Picnic and vibing out on, yes, some good house music, lol!

Rest in Power Monarch! Until we meet again at that big house party in the sky.

#bluesmokeforever
Posted by Curtis Rempson on February 26, 2021
Bill, as a Mendel Monarch it was a pleasure to be your friend. The men of Omega Psi Phi would like to send their deepest condolences to the Morton family. Rest in Peace my Brother..." BLUE SMOKE"
Posted by Peggy Gayle on February 26, 2021
Hey Peggy! What’s up Bill! Our normal greeting. May you rest in heaven, I’m so glad you are at peace. May God comfort all who knew and love you. #gonetoosoon
Posted by Nikki Mooyoung on February 26, 2021
Bill, I will miss your smile and your laugh. I could never be unhappy in your presence. Bringing joy to any gathering was your gift. Rest Well!
Posted by Lori Scott on February 26, 2021
You will be missed Bill... Rest In Peace
Posted by Stacey Morton on February 25, 2021
One of the most authentic people I know. Enjoyed you sharing your passion of music... Connoisseur of acoustics and sound. Gentle giant. Rest your soul. Been nothing but sweet To us. You’ll be missed. Love you....Stacey and “the girls”, as you’d say.
Posted by Nick Nicholson on February 25, 2021
RIH Monarch...
Posted by pamela Sherley on February 25, 2021
Bill your smile would fill a room and your contagious laugh will certainly be missed. Rest well.
Posted by Dana White-Scott on February 23, 2021
I’m a Xmas season baby ... many forget... Bill often reached out on my day... he also sent me EVERY Blue smoke Mendel flyer to keep me in the loop with all the events. It’s the little things I appreciated in my friend of over 40 years. Rest well my friend... until we see each other again.
Posted by Andre Guichard on February 23, 2021
Bill,

My fellow Mendel Monarch rest well in Heaven. See you on the other side Boyeeeeeee!!!

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Posted by TJ Holmes on February 26, 2021
To my sweet buddy may you rest well and know we all miss you and think of you often! Rest in peace! So sad and miss your presence...I will definitely miss running into you here and there! You always was a great energy to see!
Posted by Arthur Gillespie on February 26, 2021
I am so grateful that my most recent memories of my brother Bill Mo' include hanging out with him and Craig at the crib, burning a stick and listening to some good house music.... falling through the joint downtown to kick it with him and listening to Dewey B blazing that good house music on the ones and twos.... running into Bill at the Chosen Few Picnic and vibing out on, yes, some good house music, lol!

Rest in Power Monarch! Until we meet again at that big house party in the sky.

#bluesmokeforever
Posted by Curtis Rempson on February 26, 2021
Bill, as a Mendel Monarch it was a pleasure to be your friend. The men of Omega Psi Phi would like to send their deepest condolences to the Morton family. Rest in Peace my Brother..." BLUE SMOKE"
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William H. (Bill) Morton Jr. 1965 - 2021

William (Bill) Harrison Morton Jr., age 55, of Chicago, Illinois peacefully transitioned on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 to be with his Lord and Savior.

William (Bill) Harrison Morton Jr. was born October 12,1965 at Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He was the first born child to proud parents Audrey Lockhart Morton and William Harrison Morton Sr. He was the oldest of 2 children. He brought joy and fun into this close knit family.

Bill attended elementary school at Alexine Learning Center (ALC), a boarding school in LaGrange, Illinois, where he was a standout student athlete in basketball and football. While at ALC, Bill developed a passion for all types of music. He also loved building and painting model cars. He looked forward to going home on weekends to spend time with his parents and brother Craig.  They often took long drives on weekends including trips to Union Pier Michigan and ski resorts in the Midwest.

With the help of one of his ALC mentors and football coach, Bill received a tour of the Mendel Catholic High School campus.  He was instantly drawn to the strong sense of brotherhood among students. After officially becoming a Mendel Monarch, Bill became a member of both the basketball and football teams. After developing many friends and several interests, Bill decided he would forgo athletics and instead focus on his love for music. So he became a Disc Jockey.  Bill worked hard, learned the ropes, and eventually became a featured DJ at many of the renowned bi-Level Mendel parties. Bill and his crew, the Unpredictable Disco Corp. rocked the famous Mendel Gym throughout his high school tenure. Taking his talent to new heights, Bill began playing at several festivals and house parties throughout the Chicagoland area. He was integral part of the early house music scene, alongside DJ “Dewey B.”, and Eric “E-Smooth” Miller. 

Bill loved fashion. He would spend most his “side-gig” earnings on fly gear like Gucci belts, Parachute pants and Armani shirts, K-Swiss, to name a few. When he wasn't working in the music scene, he could be found at some of Chicago’s most popular clubs like Sauers, Music Box, The Power Plant & Hero's. He was one of Chicago’s tastemakers and trendsetters.

After graduating from Mendel Catholic, Bill was accepted to the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia. He studied Business Administration his freshman and sophomore years. In 1988, Bill decided to study engineering technology at DeVry Technical Institute in Atlanta. Unsure of his career path, he decided to take a break from school and continued to reside in Atlanta to stay close to friends and enjoy the warm weather. While taking a break from school, Bill began rigorously networking and almost immediately landed a career in the cable industry as a cable technician where he stayed for 20 years. In 2019, he furthered his education and received a certificate in Robotics from BSD Industries. Upon graduation, he immediately landed a position at Dart Container Corporation.

Bill was very close to his younger brother Craig and was simply over the moon when he became uncle to his three beautiful nieces, Sasha, Lola and Sloane. Bill was a fun and caring uncle who enjoyed watching his nieces grow and develop. Bill had love in his heart that he wanted to share with a family of his own. The right person came along in a chance meeting with Kimberly Roberts, a former classmate and cheerleader at Mendel Catholic. After a loving and caring courtship, Bill proposed to Kim on August 3rd, 2020. Together, Bill and Kim immediately began making their wedding plans. They settled on a venue and a wedding date of August 28th, 2021.

William (Bill) Harrison Morton. Jr. made his transition, joining his parents Audrey Lockhart Morton and William Harrison Morton Sr., who preceded him in death. Bill is survived by his brother, Craig Morton; Sister-in-law, Stacey Morton; his beautiful nieces Sasha, Lola, and Sloane Morton; and his fiancé, Kimberly's Roberts and her son Kameron.

Bill’s Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 2:00 PM CST via Facebook Livestreaming. Please see details below.

Bill Morton's Celebration of Life

To view Bill’s Celebration of Life, click on the link below for live streaming through Facebook on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 2:00 pm CST. You will need to sign into Facebook and scroll down until you see a picture of Bill.

The link will be live during the time of the service. 
https://m.facebook.com/BullittPrintSolutions/

Donations in memory of Bill can be sent via Zelle to craigmortonmail@gmail.com (Quality Construction & Development) or CashApp at $cmoecashmoney. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
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Shared by Michelle McKenith on February 26, 2021
Biil, Whenever I would see you, I was greeted with a wave, a warm smile and kind words. There days when I really needed that...thank you. Peace to the Family
Shared by Candace Stoakley on February 26, 2021
Bill and I met a few years ago along with a group of friends at the Mendel class of 84, new bi-level held at Raven's Place. The parties were epic and production was expanding to other venues, he was a big part.  In our conversations, we discovered that our connection actually spanned over 30 years, he at Morehouse College and me at Spelman College. I will never forget his acceptance of me as a friend but even more as a sister. 

Rest in Heaven. Peace to his family.
Shared by Arthur Gillespie on February 26, 2021
Bill and I graduated from Mendel together but went to different universities. I remember coming back home from SIU over 30 years ago and getting together regularly at Bill's spot with other Monarchs to either go out on the town or to just sit and reminisce. In more recent years, I would get together with Bill to hit the Monarchs' reunion picnics where we enjoyed many laughs together reflecting back on when we were younger and all the years of fun and great memories! 
Thank you for your friendship. Rest in power my brother. You will most certainly be missed.
#4eva