Claude Norman Morgan

May 11, 1931 ~ January 10, 2011

Claude Norman Morgan, 79, of Lake Charles, LA died at 10:40 PM on Monday, January 10, 2011 in a local care facility.

Mr. Morgan was born May 11, 1931 in Chloe, LA and was a 1949 graduate of Marion High School. He immediately went to work for South Central Bell. He retired as a supervisor from ATT after thirty-five years of service. Mr. Morgan served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Charles. He was also a lifetime member of the MSU Cowboy Club, where he was named a member of the Hall of Honor and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was an avid McNeese State University fan and supporter. Mr. Morgan also was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish.

Mr. Morgan is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years, Velma Lee LeJune Morgan; daughters, Teri Peterson and husband Tyler of Westlake, LA and Rita Lejeune and husband Chuck of Lake Charles; brothers, J.D. Morgan of Lake Charles, Gene Morgan and wife Mary of Longville, LA, and Duane Morgan and wife Nikki of Houston, TX; five grandchildren, Angela Erion Lee, Scott Peterson, Mark Peterson, Kevin Lejeune, and James Peterson; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Littleton and Claudia Janise Morgan; and brother, Reverend Ray Morgan.

His funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. John White will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM and continue on Thursday from 9:00 AM until the start of the service.

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  2. Gene, sorry to hear about the loss of you Brother. Our prayers are with you and your family. I lost my oldest brother Dub, Thanksgiving night. Bettye has been hospitalized for 12 day from a fall or I would come to LC to see you all.

  3. How sad we are to hear of Mr. Morgan's passing, yet our hearts rejoice knowing he is with our Lord. What a Godly man. May God give yourpeace during this time.Chester, Gail, and Phillip

  4. I am the football secretary at McNeese and I just have to say that Mr. Morgan was the sweetest, nicest, caring man I had ever met. He brought our coaches breakfast once every week during football and I just can't tell you how much that meant to the coaches and staff. He would always be sure I got my biscuit as well. He will definitely be missed!

  5. I find waves of grief suddenly engulfing me unexpectantly when I remember Uncle Norman is gone. I miss the simpler days of childhood with all my family. Uncle Norman was always the prankster! I lovingly remember him always saying to Aunt Velma, Oh BA-BY! after one of his mischevious escapades. I can only imagine his first moments in Heaven! After speaking to Jesus, I am sure Grandpaw couldnt wait to show him the tomatoes grown in Heaven! I anxiously await the day when God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4. What a wonderful assurance. We love you all.

  6. Though your hearts are hurting right now, please know that your family is in my prayers. I pray for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  7. To the Morgan Family, you have my deepest sympathy. I did not know Mr Morgan, but I work with his niece Allison Montgomery at the Children Museum. May God bless and keep you all safe.

  8. We'll all miss you so much Uncle Norman, but we know you're in a better place now.I love you Aunt Velma and wish I could be there right now. I'll never forget all of those cookies he used to give me and Lacie. He could always make you laugh no matter what. Give my Paw-Paw a hard time for me since I can't be there to do it myself! Love you and all of the family!!

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