Morris Elliott Belilove
August 17, 1927 – April 17, 2019
Morris was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He joined the Navy the day he turned eighteen at the very end of World War II. He served as a seaman third class on the USS Princeton aircraft carrier, making several cruises, most notably to Havana, Cuba. Morris was released from the Navy during post war demobilization. He attended Providence College in his hometown, but after one year he was accepted into the Law School at Boston University even though the normal requirement then was two years of college. He practiced briefly in Providence until the Navy recalled him for the Korean War. Morris knew that the newly created United States Air Force was looking for lawyers to work with the newly passed Uniform Code of Military Justice. He managed to become a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He was pleasantly amazed at the difference between serving as a second lieutenant and a seaman third class. He served as a JAG officer at Ellington Air Force Base ultimately rising to the rank of Captain. Houston would be his home for the remainder of his life. In 1964 Morris married Patricia Collum. In 1966 their daughter Judith Feinberg Albright was born. Morris and Pat were married until her death in 2004. Morris practiced law in Houston and he greatly enjoyed playing golf. He had memorable cases against many prominent attorneys. He continued practicing law until the early 2000s when he largely retired from law practice to care for his wife. Morris lived on Wigton Dr. in Meyerland from 1973 until Hurricane Harvey filled his home with three feet of water in 2017. Morris always had a good heart. He was an amazing friend and he worked diligently for his clients. He will be missed.
Services for Morris will be on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 2:30 pm at the Chapel of Angels, Forest Park Lawndale, 6900 Lawndale St, Houston, TX 77023. In lieu of flowers donations may be mad to the charity of your choice.
- Chapel of Angels Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Morris Elliott Belilove
August 18, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Belilove
Demised. He was my friend and lawyer
Since early 70s. Still have a nice gift he gave me, after winning a case for one of my friends
From Mexico City. He was kind, honest and a great friend. May he Rest In Peace.
April 29, 2019
You don't know me but I knew "Moshe" going back to his being at Ellington.
Met him thru his cousin Sid Kay of Galveston,a close family of my parents.
I'm an atty age 84-knew of at least one of the "memorable cases".
Would like to hear back from you.
Remember the good times.
Conlin R. "Lyn" BROGAN
April 28, 2019
Played more than a few rounds of Golf with Morris. Never beat him. Always shared a cocktail, ON HIM, after these rounds!!! "Lyn" B.
April 24, 2019
Morris was a joy to be around; he was highly intelligent, told terrific, funny stories and was always interesting. More importantly, he had a great heart and truly cared about others. His wit and good nature will be truly be missed.
Morris was also very lucky in that, during his last years, he had John and Tony Dorsa to assist him with both his medical and personal needs. Both Dorsas, but especially John, were actively involved in assisting him. That help was sorely needed after Hurricane Harvey destroyed his home of many years. He was a caring and kind person who had other caring and kind people in his life.
April 23, 2019
One of the most influential lawyers I have ever worked for ... the kindest, most sincere man ever. I truly learned sooo much from this great person.
condolences to his family and best friend John Dorsa ... Morris has never been and never will be forgotten as an awesome teacher of life.
Rest in Peace Morris Belilove
April 20, 2019
I truly enjoyed going to Morris's birthday party and speaking with him and sharing old times. Thank you John dorsa for taking such good care of Morris. You were a dear friend to him. He will be missed so much. My heartfelt sympathies go out to his family. I loved you very much Morris. Rest in peace dear friend