Roland E. Morel

February 1, 1943December 29, 2018
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Roland E. Morel, age 75, of Forney, Texas passed away on Saturday December 29, 2018. Roland was born February 1, 1943 in Holyoke, MA to Robert and Regina. Roland is preceded in death by his parents; Robert and Regina, wife; Linda, daughter; Regina Pauline Morel, sisters; Pauline and Yvette, and son-in-law Randy Goetz. Roland is survived by his daughters; Sandra Mills and husband Randy of Forney, Texas, Carol Gentry of Crandall, Texas, Theresa Goetz of Forney, Texas, mother in law; Thelma Marshall of Sachse, Texas, six sisters; Claire, Lorraine, Annette, Suzanne, Lucille, and Jeannie, three brothers; Leo, Roger, and Robert, grandchildren; Justin Mills, Jimmy Mitchell, Sharla Mills, Hannah Morel, Cailey Yates, Joseph Blake Goetz, and Grace Griffith, six great grandchildren and other beloved family and friends who will miss him dearly. Roland worked hard for 50 plus years at English Color & Supply but when he wasn't working you could find him tinkering on cars, painting them and even attending car shows and car races. He loved to fish and watch football, especially the Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and his favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Roland loved to spend time with his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. A visitation for Roland will be held Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral service will occur Friday, January 4, 2019 at 2:00 PM. A burial will occur at later date in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in the Garden of Prayer. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Morel family.


  • Robin Richardson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • George Elders, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Billy Bowman, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kevan Culp, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Justin Morris, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jimmy Mitchell, Honorary Pallbearer



  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2019


  • Burial

Roland E. Morel

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Sandra Mills

January 5, 2019

Words cannot express the loss I am feeling at this time. My father has gone to be with my mother. I have lost them both too soon. I know he is in a better place and with the woman he has always loved. My only comfort is knowing that one day I will see them both again. I love and will truly miss him until that day comes.

Daphine Nielsen

January 5, 2019

I wish I could have stood up and spoke about what Roland meant to me but public speaking terrifies me and I can never find the worlds to express my feelings. But it was nice to see that every person that did saw him in the same light as I did. I met him 28 years ago when I came to work for English and he welcomed me and made me feel so comfortable in a business I wasn’t sure would be for me. For at least the last 12 years we have sat next to each other in our sales meetings and I always looked forward to his smiling face to greet me when I came in. He was there for me when I lost my dad and grandfather and in a way fealt like he filled their shoes in my eyes like no one else could. He always knew what to say to make me feel better. He loved his family so much and would glow when talking about them. Heaven truly gained an angel and I will miss him so much. The world could use a lot more of everything Roland was about. An absolutely precious man and I hope to make it to heaven one day and see him again because I know that’s where he is for sure. Rip my friend. I wish I had told you how much I loved you and cherished you as my friend.

Ginny Stenline

January 4, 2019

"This Crazy Paint Guy Roland" as he called himself one was of the nicest and most sincere people I've ever met. He believed in family first, working hard & doing the right thing, living well and treating people the way you want to be treated was the way to living a Blessed life. He was always kind and always greeted me with a Huge Smile and a Gentle Hug. He will truly be missed on this side of Heaven! Rest in Peace my Friend!!

John Spencer

January 3, 2019

I could write a book on Roland, he was a genuine soul. He was kind and helpful to all, he was always loyal to the folks who knew him. He never looked down on anyone not even the lowest of folks and that is what's going to count in his next journey. Roland my friend we're going to miss you, say hello to Linda and we'll see you before we know it.

Teresa Moss

January 3, 2019

Roland was my mentor, goal and dear friend. I remember him bailing me out at a new customer’s shop many years ago. The manufacture reps had confused the painters and the owner let me know if I couldn’t get situation fixed, the paint system would be put on the curb. English called Roland in. He told me don’t worry, I got this. He came in and saved my account with his sharp witt andexpertise . I still have that customer today.
You have been a great friend and colleague. I will miss you bunches. RIP
Dear friend😢💕💕💕💕

Chris Law

December 31, 2018

Roland was a great person and someone that I was happy to call a friend. I met him at the funeral of my best friend, someone who he helped get a job at English color and someone who looked up to him for advice in a dark time in his life. You could always count on him to tell it like it is and he could do it in a way only Roland could. My condolences go out to his family. RIP Roland Morel