Morris Lemons 1945 – 2020
Father, Husband, Brother, Grandfather, Uncle, Friend
Morris Lemons, age 75, was called home to eternal rest on Monday, June 22, 2020, following failing health. He was born February 5, 1945, in Murphy, North Carolina, son to Jack and
Gladys Lemons. Moe, as he was affectionately known, went on to proudly serve his Country by enlisting in the United States Army in 1963. Moe proudly served as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. He was promoted to Sergeant prior to his Honorable Discharge in 1966. He then moved out to California where he met his beautiful beloved wife of 53 years, Aida. Moe then took flying lessons at Flight School and acquired a Pilot’s License. Moe had a long and prosperous career in the Meat Industry, initially as a butcher, then Production Manager and Vice President of a major meat company, all while raising three beautiful, proud and confident daughters with his lovely wife, Aida. Moe was an active member in his church and served proudly with the Knights of Columbus. After retiring in 2011, he spent his days doing the things he loved such as teaching his grandkids to fish and camp in the great outdoors, and the importance of honoring our patriotism
with things such as how to properly fold the American flag. Moe used his talents to develop a successful Knife Sharpening business and furthered his passion for cooking.
Moe will forever be cherished by his adored wife Aida; his daughters: Venus Collins, Michelle Lemons, and Lisa Roessler; his brother Jack Lemons; his sisters: Ann Lemons and Glenda
Webber; and his grandchildren: Joshua Cavin, Candace Coulter, Samantha Roessler, Zachary Roessler, and Jacob January. He will forever be missed but always remembered. He earned our
respect and love in everything he did.
Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 13, 2020 at St. Mel Catholic Church in Norco at 11AM. Rosary will be prayed at 10:15 AM.
Interment with Full Military Honors will be held during a private ceremony with the family on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the Riverside National Cemetery.