Patricia Jean Morgan departed this life on August 6, 2019. She was born on May 17, 1955 to Abram and Margaret Morgan in Mullen, South Carolina and was one of four children. Patricia was affectionally called Trish and the family’s name for her was Betty Boop because of her big eyes. She was also known as the baby of the Morgan Sisters.
Patricia was raised in Spanish Harlem. She loved attending the Apollo Theatre, going to the movies and ice skating with her sisters, Faye & Rosalyn, and hanging out with her brother, David. She received Christ and was baptized at the age of 13. Her favorite scripture was Psalm 18.
She attended the public schools of New York City and excelled in the Arts, Math and Reading. While in elementary school, she entered and won a Daily News essay contest with her essay entitled “The Lost Shoe”. She was then awarded scholarships to Hunter Junior High and Hunter College, a prestigious private school in New York City. She completed her education in Tarrytown, NY.
After college she had two daughters, Che’ and Tory, whom she loved dearly. She moved to California with her Sister Faye and resided there for eight years before moving to Albany, NY in the mid-80s.
Her employment included working at Regal Cleaners for several years, at the Capital City Rescue Mission providing support for the homeless and volunteering in their Blessingdales store. She was a residential Aide in the New Faith Family Center where she worked with women who relied on her for prayer, support and spiritual guidance. She was also employed at the Peter Young 820 Program as a residential counselor. She was a blessing to Crown of Glory Ministries and loved to help in any way she could.
From an early age she was the life of the party. She loved to cook and entertain and have gatherings for family and friends. Trish loved to dance and sing (she really couldn’t sing, but only thought she could). She was a very clean person and whenever you visited her, there was nothing out of place. She saved every card and letter that was ever given to her.
Trish was always dressed up with color coordinated outfits, jewelry and hats. Her favorite color was purple. She loved to play cards (spades and gin rummy) and was known as the Trouble queen. She was very competitive even with children’s board games. She loved to sell wolf tickets and was a great bluffer. She had many unforgettable sayings, a great sense of humor and a quick wit. She loved her cats, Harvey and Abby, and her daughters considered them their sisters. She enjoyed spending time with her best friend of over 52 years, Patricia Ennis, and often visited her in Florida.
Trish adored her daughters and cherished the time she spent with Che’ in New York City and with Tory (her twin) and her son-in-law, Charlie, in Virginia. She made sure they knew how much she loved them and always told them to love themselves. She had an unbreakable bond with her sister, Faye, who cared and protected her and was with her when she took her last breath.
Her grandson, Micahi, was the light of her life. When he was born prematurely and spent 8 months in the hospital, she was there supporting her daughter and loving her grandson. They had a special bond and friendship. They enjoyed spending quality time together and watching their favorite show, America’s Got Talent. She saved one of his first tiny pampers and kept it by her bedside.
Trish was very kind and giving and no one ever encountered her that didn’t love her. Her absence has left a great void and she will be missed beyond words.
Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Che’ Stokes of New York City and Tory Stokes Bell (Charlie) of Virginia Beach, her grandson, Micahi Cofield, her Sister, Faye Cohen of Albany, NY, her brother, David Morgan of New York City, her aunt and uncle, Dr. Nolan and Anne Thaxton of White Plains, NY, her best friend, Patricia Ennis of Florida, and her special sister, Sylvia Johnson of Chicago, Ill. She was predeceased by her parents, Abram and Margaret Morgan, her sister, Rosalyn Hudson, and her grandmother, Hattie Thaxton. She also leaves her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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