January 19, 1950 – March 11, 2019
“Just One of the Vatos that Came to Jesus”
Maurisio “Morris” Herrera, 69, left this world and went to meet his Lord and Savior, on March 11, 2019. He was born to Paul Y. and Estanislada “Mary” Herrera on January 19, 1950 in Childress, TX. He was raised in the Ledbetter neighborhood of West Dallas. Morris was known by many titles throughout his life: Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Deacon, Pastor, etc., to name a few. To those closest to him, he was also called by the childhood nickname of “Icho”. Although he only obtained a 7th grade education, from having to work hard to help support his family, he amassed a great deal of knowledge and wisdom throughout his life which greatly enriched the spiritual lives of others. Morris was married to his Sweetheart, Vivian Salazar Herrera, before departing this life on their 46th wedding anniversary. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Gloria Castrejon, and his daughter, Regina Richardson. He is survived by his sons, Maurisio Herrera, Jr. of Carrollton, Maurice Andre Herrera of Huntsville, Mark Anthony and wife, Ashley Lynn Herrera of Carrollton, and his daughters, Alicia Cruz of Fort Worth and Lucia Marie and husband, Jason Robbins of Carrollton. He had 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Christina Alvarez, Rosa Esquivel, Isabell Jimenez and his brothers, Jimmy Herrera and Robert Herrera, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He worked for 15 years at SYB Construction as a truck driver before being disabled due to a head injury at the age of 62. Morris was known for his hard work in providing for his family, his generosity in serving the people of West Dallas, and his passion for telling others about his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was the former pastor of Luz Bethel Church and ministered to 44 prisons in Texas through his wife’s prison ministry. He was a man of strong faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ’s love and the beauty and peace that would await him after his passing. He was a faithful servant unto God – 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' - Matthew 25:21. Morris made it clear throughout his time in the ministry that, once he died, we shouldn’t be saddened, but overjoyed for him, because he won his race and got to be with his Heavenly Father, together with those who came before him. It was Morris’ desire for all of his family and friends to also know and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, so that they, too, could likewise partake in eternal joy, forever free from the suffering of this world. A Celebration of Life will be held March 15, 2019 at 11am at Metrocrest Funeral Home, 1810 N Perry Rd, Carrollton, TX with Evangelist Emiliano Tovar, Morris’ childhood friend and fellow brother in Christ, officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Hilltop Memorial Park in Carrollton, TX. The viewing will be at Metrocrest Funeral Home on March 14, 2019, between 4pm and 8pm.
- Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, March 15, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, March 15, 2019