Alfred W. Morgan Jr. gained his wings to be with the Lord, at the age of 65, at University hospital in Newark, New Jersey on September 10, 2019 surrounded by his Wife, Children, and a few close friends of the family. Alfred was diagnosed with heart disease and diabetes but never expressed this to his family until 2016 because he never wanted anyone to worry about him.These diagnoses did not slow Alfred down. He continued to do what he loved on a daily basis and that was to educate the world not only through education but real-life experiences. Alfred was born at Fort Campbell, Kentucky to (pre-deceased) King Alfred W. Morgan Sr. and Queen Constance C. Morgan on April 15, 1954. Alfred was raised in Brielle, New Jersey with an army of family. Alfred had one sister, Carol C. Carter (husband Rick Carter), and four brothers Zarach Morgan, Dwayne Morgan, and Marvin Morgan (Wife Myan Morgan). Alfred loved children, as you can tell, because he has 5 of his own and 7stepchildren. (Theresa Goodrum-Alfred III, Phillip, Sonya, Toshia’s Mother) Alfred W Morgan III from Jersey City, NJ (Wife Noemi Morgan), Phillip Morgan from Baltimore, MD (wife Courtney Morgan), Daliswan Morgan-Robinson from Savannah, GA (Husband Kevin Robinson), Kayzemire Morgan from Newark, NJ, Constancetine Morgan from Newark, NJ. (Step Children) Sonya Allicock (Atlanta, GA), Toshia Gray (Baltimore, MD) Amir Whisett, Latif Ishmeal, Jamel Whisett, Eric R. Graves Morgan, and Jody Staggers. Alfred married his love Phyllis Denise Graves-Morgan, in 2004 and they just celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary.
Alfred followed into his father’s footsteps excelling in athletics such as football, baseball, and track. “Alfie was the best athlete besides his father in the Morgan family, everyone wanted to be like him, he was out protector, provider, and our role model” as Cousin Lorenzo Morgan describes. When Alfred played pop warner football for the Manasquan Giants (at the time) he showed off sometime scoring 5-7 touchdowns a game. He led his team to California where they won the pop-warner football championship. Cousin Mike Morgan describes Alfie as a “Freak of nature” because Alfie would line all us cousins up on Woodland Ave in front of Aunt Connie and Uncle Al’s house for a race, he gave them us a head start, and when we got to the finish line he was already there. He stated “It may not seem like much to you but, he was racing us in Timberland boots.” Cousin Gundy said “Alfie was so damn fast, he beat C.C. (the dog) in a race.” Alfred Attended Manasquan High School where everyone loved him because he dressed like he was a GQ model on a daily basis. After Alfred graduated high school he made sure to continue the family tradition and enrolled into North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC where his father Alfred Sr. is in the Hall of fame for football and baseball and Mother Constance was one of the Homecoming queens. Alfred studied physical education and was also the leader of the pack because at the same time his sister, Carol and brother, Zeke enrolled right behind him. After graduation Alfred started his career teaching in the state of New Jersey. From Jersey City, Irvington, Long-Branch, Asbury-Park, Brielle, East Orange, Newark, and Trenton. Alfred choose the inner -city schools because he loved the challenge of helping to change the lives of underprivileged children. He wanted them to know that there was always light at the end of the tunnel. “Morgan” was his nickname in the city and whenever he stepped out of his house, at least 1-5 people would shout to him showing their daily love, gratitude, and respect for him. Alfred loved literally anyone and everyone, his goal was to change one life at a time, spread love, and never hold a grudge. Alfred would love to surprise all of his aunts and uncles in Brielle. First stop would be Park Ave., (605) to be exact and after that he made stops around the neighborhood like he was conducting the New Jersey Transit. Alfred supported everyone he could, when he could, how he could. He loved to attend to all of his children’s sporting events. He coached his son Little Alfie (aka Bam) at Dickson High in Jersey City from 1996-2000 where he was able to help Alfie get looks at Major Universities such as Michigan and Florida. He caught the bus to see every home football game for his son Phillip down at Delaware State University from 2006-2009 and also attended Phillips College football championship game in 2007. He watched Daliswan and Connie excel in track down in Newark and Irvington where they stood out not only academically but in athletics. He never missed a track meet or football game for Kayzemire (once the fastest athlete in New Jersey). After that he would go up to New York and cheer on his Wife Phyllis for her singing events. He made sure he was always there one hour early because the events would always sell out. He loved to watch little Marvin Play football and track down in Neptune and also met little Marvin at the Penn Relays this past year and got Marvin’s autograph. He never missed any of the birthdays of his grandchildren Alexia and Evan. He taught Kevin and his military friends how to fish down at Brielle Beachand the list goes on. Alfred was known for his clean suits even if it was 100 degrees outside he made sure to be fly. He was also known for his fast-paced walk and his favorite basketball shoes “The Jordan’s.”
Alfred was currently teaching in Trenton, NJ before relocating to Baltimore, MD where he was the part -time manager for his son Phillip’s Gym (PHIL-MOR-FIT). Alfred loved his loud music, he loved to dance, and have a good time. Alfred will be truly missed by everyone who knew him from New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, and Baltimore. There will be no repass. Instead we are going to have a celebration of life, so please join us after services to celebrate Alfred William Morgan Jr. (aka Morgan).
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