Cotten Funeral Home

2201 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC


Martin Luther Morgan III

February 5, 1964March 18, 2020

Martin Luther Morgan III died in New Bern, North Carolina, on March 18, 2020 at the age of 56. He is survived by his mother, Faith Brooks Morgan; his sisters, Brenda Briggs (Stephen) of Rome, GA, and Neva Cashion (Timothy) of Washington, NC; his nieces Morgan De Kleine (Randall) of Goshen, IN, Meredith Russell (Daniel) of Chattanooga, TN, Brooke Flesher (Patrick) of Tulsa, OK, Nola Cashion and her fiancé Ryan Jones of Kinston, NC, Madeline Odent (Pascal) of Letchworth, UK; his aunt, Joan Ontjes of Chapel Hill, NC; his cousins Leslie (Walter) Tsui of Wellesley, MA and Clark Troy (Mary) of Chapel Hill, NC. He was predeceased by his father, Martin Luther Morgan Jr.

Mr. Morgan was born on February 5, 1964, in Clinton, NC. He graduated from New Bern High School and from Piedmont Community College with a degree in business administration, but he was an ardent and lifelong Clemson Tigers fan, his father’s university. He worked in the mobile home industry in Roxboro, NC, and at Biomedical House Calls of Raleigh, NC, before he returned to New Bern to start his own business, Morgan’s Lawncare, Inc.

He enjoyed spending time at the beach, playing golf, and spending time with his dogs. Mr. Morgan had a great sense of humor and kept his family laughing.

A private graveside service was held at New Bern Memorial Cemetery with the Reverend Maurice Phelps officiating. In lieu of flowers, you may make a memorial contribution in his memory to SECU Comprehensive Cancer Center at CarolinaEast Medical Center, 2000 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC 28560.


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Tracy Black Gentry

March 23, 2020

So sorry and sad to hear of Martin's passing. What a fun person he was in school. I will have to agree with the other comments I've seen posted that we will be missing a special member of the Class of 1982 and one that kept us all laughing. He brought kindness wherever he landed. Prayers for peace to all his family!!

Renee Harris

March 22, 2020

Martin, may you REST In Peace, my Funny Classmate, always making others laugh, you were indeed a class clown, The Class of 1982 will miss you, and we will always remember you!

Rest my Friend Rest!

Renee Harris

Carol Harris

March 21, 2020

I've known Martin since elementary school. Had a crush on him in 5th grade. Sweet guy

Pollyanna McClanahan

March 21, 2020

I was also a classmate of Martin's and have always remembered his sense of humor. I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with your family 🙏 during this sad time.

Lynn Gaskins

March 21, 2020

I am sorry to hear that Martin has passed. We were classmates and good friends. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

Bryan Norris

March 21, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Martin I remember him as being a bit of a class clown and very friendly to all. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family

Kathy Morris

March 21, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear about Martin. He was always so kind and funny. Thoughts and prayers for all the family! I know you will miss him so much! 🙏🏻💞🌺✝️

Betsy Schultz

March 20, 2020

I am so sad to hear that Martin has passed. Your family was a huge part of my life growing up in New Bern. I miss living beside you in our old house. Prayers for peace and comfort and God bless your family. 💙

Richie Wagner

March 20, 2020

So sorry to hear this news. Prayers for the family during this difficult time 🙏🙏