Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX


Earnis Moris Jr.

August 22, 1934July 27, 2020

I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John 11:25-26

Earnis Moris, Jr. was born August 22, 1934 in St. Joseph, Louisiana to the late Thomas and Priscilla Morris. He was the oldest of 11 siblings, five of who preceded him in death (Cleola, Thomas, Addie, Aaron, and Johnny).

Earnis attended the St. Joseph Public School System. Following completion of his education, Earnis enlisted in the United States Airforce, where he served his Country for 20 years. His final assignment was at the Bergstrom Airforce Base, Austin Texas. He received an honorable military discharge in 1974. Earnis made Austin, Texas his permanent home after retiring from the United States Airforce. He was employed as a Constable for Precinct 1 and retired from the Austin Independent School District as a Resource Officer.

Earnis joined the Zion Rest Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor H.E. Smith. Under the pastoral leadership of current Pastor R.E. Foster, Earnis joined the usher ministry in the church. He was a faithful member until his health began to fail.

Earnis enjoyed life and loved entertainment. He had a great passion for music. Earnis organized several bands, owned several clubs which headlined a number of professional musical artists, and he accepted numerous invitations to provide music for many different occasions.

Earnis loved gatherings with family and friends. After the death of his father, he encouraged the family to start having family reunions. This led to a long-term tradition which has continued 25+ years.

Earnis was a member of the Uniques, a friendship club formed of military retirees. There were numerous picnics, banquets, and dances which many enjoyed.

Earnis departed this life in the early morning hour on Monday, July 27, 2020. Two children preceded him in death (Anita Esaka and Lester Moris).

Earnis leaves to cherish his wife, Cherlyn Augustine Moris; Children: Michelle Moris, St. Louis Missouri, Marie Moris-Barnard (Frank Durling), Port Hueneme, CA., Kenny Moris, Silverspring, MD, Marcus Yarns, Sacramento, CA., Ernest Moris Jr., Chicago, IL, Sigrid Reed (Samuel) Houston, Texas, Darrell Buckley, Portland, Oregon: Sisters: Marjorie Day (Charley) Tallulah, Louisiana, Brenda Morris and Lavern Mitchell, Austin, Texas; Brothers: Larry Morris, (Sarah), Tallulah, Louisiana and Charles Morris (Vanessa), Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Sister-in-laws: Margaret Morris and Cynthia Morris, Las Vegas, Nevada: 15 grandchildren (Anthony, Kayla, Tasha, Brian, Jordin, Lindsey, Sherell, Sierra, Marcus Jr., Ebony, Raichal, Carrington, Kei-jian, Darrell, Jayce), 6 great grandchildren Anthony Jr, Anthoni, Avery, Wyatt, Destiny, Leahla), one god-son (Jamal) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


5 August


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive
Austin, TX 78749

6 August

Committal Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209


Earnis Moris Jr.

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Joe & Laura Bryant

August 3, 2020

We have shared many memorable times. A friend of ours for sure. We’ve shared all sorts of events together. Our families enjoyed a lot of lively events together. We’ve shared laughs and tears together . The friendship that we had was enormously shared with others. We will keep the memories in our hearts, always. You are on another journey now. Enjoy your trip and we will keep you in our hearts and mind.

Joe & Laura Bryant

Lorena & John Griffin

August 2, 2020

We would like to send our sincere condolences to the Moris family. Family please know that we love you. May God bless each of you through this season of life. Stay strong and courageous !
The Griffin Family
John, Lorena and Maria

Susan Starnes

August 2, 2020

Back in 1975, my first husband Fred Dukes, and I were welcomed into the Moris family household. We spent every Christmas Eve together for almost 20 years. There were 3 families that hosted the dinner and celebrated Christmas alternating houses. We watched our children grow up, attended the Uniques parties, and attended Earnis’ clubs where we danced the night away! I treasure this friendship and time, and hate we all lost touch. Well not all, Michelle Moris, his daughter has been my continued friend. I pray for the family that will miss this fun loving man! I am sure they are dancing in the golden streets of heaven, welcoming Earnis to his new home. Everyone treasure your memories as Earnis knew how to throw a party!


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