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.
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.