OBITUARY

Salvatore "Jay" Morell Jr.

May 2, 1950April 27, 2021
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Salvatore "Jay" Morell Jr., a native and longtime resident of Morgan City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the age of 70.

A simple family man, he adored his wife, children but especially his grandchildren. His family came first in Jay's life. To provide for his family, Jay proudly served his community for 20 years as a police officer with the Morgan City Police Department until his retirement. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling specifically on Disney Cruises with his grandchildren where he made wonderful memories.

Jay is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Gwen Simon Morell of Morgan City; his daughter, Shelly Morell; his son, Mark Morell and his wife, Maurita; his brother, Steve Morell and his wife, Shelley; three grandchildren, Brett, Jillian, and Gabriella Morell; and his niece and nephew, Ashlee Broussard and Matthew Morell.

He joins in heaven, his parents, Salvatore "Slick" Morell Sr. and Mary Elizabeth 'Libby' Morell; and his father and mother-in-law, John Simon and Bernice Simon.

The family requests that a time of visitation be observed on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. until time of dismissal at 10:30 A.M. at Hargrave Funeral Home of Morgan City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Jay following visitation on Thursday, April 29th at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City with graveside services taking place in the Morgan City Cemetery. Father Brett Lapeyrouse will officiate the services.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Jay's Dialysis Nurses, Taylor, Lia, and Nini; Heart of Hospice of Franklin and Jay's hospice nurse, Dori.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Central Catholic High School in Jay's memory.

  • FAMILY

  • Salvatore "Slick" Morell, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Morell, Mother (deceased)
  • Gwen Simon Morell, Wife
  • Shelly Morell, Daughter
  • Mark Morell, Son
  • Maurita Morell, Daughter-in-law
  • Steve Morell, Brother
  • Shelley Morell, Sister-in-law
  • He is also survived by three grandchildren who he adored, Brett, Jillian, and Gabriella Morell;

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

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JACKIE & JOSEPH JONES

April 28, 2021

Gwen and family our deepest condolence to you all. Jay was a great friend to us and we will never forget him. May God bless you all. Jackie and Joseph Jones

Henry LeRay

April 28, 2021

Dear Gwen and family I am so sorry to hear of Jay’s passing. Judy and I will be praying for his soul and for his entire family.
I have many fond memories of Jay having groan up on Marshall street and being around his family as a child. I have some great memories of our high school days also. GOD BLESS all of his family.

GAYLE CHASE

April 28, 2021

GWEN, THERE ARE NO WORDS. I LOVED JAY, I LOVE YOU AND I AM PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Dina Branson

April 28, 2021

Gwen, Shelly, and Mark,
Jay was my buddy. I am so very sorry.
Dina

Pat Stansbury

April 28, 2021

Gwen, Shelly and Mark,
So sorry to hear the news about Jay! He was such a great and funny person! Many awesome memories of him throughout our lives! I know he will be dearly missed by many! You will be in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.
Kim and Pat Stansbury❤️❤️

Michelle Crowson

April 28, 2021

Gwen Shelly & Mark
Jay was my mentor for keeping a smile on my face while working. He always made me laugh and listened to all of of us at BMC His heart was always in the right place I always felt safe with Jay around those years we worked together were hard and trying but you’d walk in that drug screen room and smile to see Jay’s face all the time he will definitely be missed and I am sincerely so sorry for your lost My deepest condolences to all of you guys
Love, Michelle ❤️

Joe & Betty Veillon

April 27, 2021

Gwen and family,
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family for your loss of Jay. May God hold each of you tight in His arms and give you comfort and peace in the days ahead. We will be keeping all of you in our prayers. God Bless and love to each of you,
Joe & Betty Veillon; Michael & Kathy Veillon; Pamela & Jon Bautz

Merlin Stansbury

April 27, 2021

Thoughts and prayers going out for family and friends! Jay and I first met at M.E. Norman Elementary. Great family! God bless,

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