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Allen "Fighta" Morrison

May 11, 1981 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 42) 42 Years Old

Allen "Fighta" Morrison Obituary

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to his children’s Madlyinn and Macayla’s college fund via Zelle to Camille Morrison 908-419-6526

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made to Rutgers University Foundation in support of the Adult Sickle Cell Program. Please send your donation to P.O. Box 193, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0193.  Gifts can also be made online at www.rutgersfoundation.org/sicklecell (http://rutgersfoundation.org/sicklecell)

 

 

A story of love: God’s love and Allen’s love

Allen Arnold Horatio Morrison, aka Ray and “FIGHTA,” of 1544 Division Avenue, Piscataway, New Jersey, transitioned to heaven on December 1, 2023, after a 42 years and 7 months battle with sickle cell anemia and its related side effects, including two kidney transplants. Finally, Allen knocked out death by dying in Christ. Death has no victory.

Allen was born in New Amsterdam, Guyana on May 11, 1981. Despite spending a majority of his life in hospital and in constant pain, he graduated from Union High School with a high school diploma and Lincoln Technical Institute with a certificate in Electrical Engineering. FIGHTA fought on to attend Union County College, but unfortunately, it was not in God’s plan for him to finish.

Like a true champion, FIGHTA refused to let his condition prevent him from working. He succeeded at being an excellent customer service representative at both AT&T and Comcast. He was also a bookkeeper with LJR Bookkeeping & Tutoring, LLC. Additionally, Allen was always a hustler and go-getter and loved organizing and promoting paid social events along with his friend Colbert. This is where he gave himself the name Allen Ray Infigarous Morrison. 

Allen’s legacy is rich with love, kindness, decency, compassion, humor, and generosity. He had an extraordinary way of bringing joy to anyone who came into contact with him. He was indeed an extraordinary human being and a child of God whose mission on earth was clear, purposeful, and evident from birth. Allen was given the name Superman by Judy Major, an adult woman whom he tried to help up an incline when he was only 11 years old. Judy became a major part of his support group. That is how much of a big heart Allen had from a young age.  Consequently, it is no surprise that Allen was a role model and a father figure to his cousins, nephews and nieces, Isaiah and Zachary, and many others. Allen was married to Octavia Atkinson, the mother of his first daughter whom he named Madlyinn because he was “madly in love" with her. Krystal Marin who played a significant role in his life is the mother of his second daughter Macayla whose name began with an M because she was sweet as a candy. Hence, his daughters were M&M sisters.

Allen’s greatest accomplishments were his exceptional abilities as a father to his children, including his stepson. He devoted his time, energies, and life to his children who gave him the will and drive to fight on to live with a purpose; his profound ability to love and forgive and ask for forgiveness, his fighting spirit which helped him to  overcome numerous adversities and bouts of illnesses; his many miracles that kept him alive, defying science, medical odds, and negative experiences from  a few of his doctors and medical teams along the way;  his near death experience and encounter with God; and his acceptance of Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.  

Allen was preceded in death by his Grandmothers Megan Johnson and Ruby Morrison, and Grandfathers Clifford Johnson and Arnold Morrison, He is survived by his Children: Madlyinn Morrison, Macayla Morrison, and Jamari Atkinson (Stepson). Parents: Samuel (Arnold) and Camille Morrison. Sisters:  Shevon (Andre) Morrison Snead, Stacey (Kendall) Morrison Antoine, and Tracey Paul. Brother:  Dwayne (Tameika) Morrison. Aunts:  Sharon Johnson, Lois Johnson, Mollie Johnson and her partner Keith Miller, Michelle Wynter, Sharlene Johnson, Carol (Vibart) Shury,  Donna Morrison, Esther (Cimore) Morrison Lynch and Melisa Morrison. Uncles: Stanley Clarke and his partner Angie Ramoutar, Ian Johnson, Clifford (Vonetta) Johnson, Garfield (Folake) Johnson Robert Morrison and partner Mignon, James (Tangela) Morrison, Monty and Dwight Morrison: Nieces: Janiya, Damera, Sarae. Nephew: Jahmir. Cousins: Stanita Clarke, Kempton (Mitchelle) Rodney, Don Johnson, Keishawn (Amma) Johnson, Tiffany Wynter, Glen (Angelica) Narine, Tyrone Shury, Kyle, Daryn and James Morrison, Jahson Lloyd, and a host of other cousins. Friends: Colbert Johnson and several others.

Allen’s family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital’s doctors, nurses, clinical care coordinators, receptionists, janitors, dietary aides, and all staff members who loved and cared for Allen for most of his adult life. We especially want to thank Dr. Ronald Shapiro, of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, who performed two successful kidney transplants for Allen despite the odds. We pray that the medical knowledge gained from caring for Allen, will help other children with sickle cell anemia.

Allen owes his life to Carlotta Sinclair, a Guyanese devoted nurse whom the family refers to as Allen’s guardian angel.  Carlotta saved Allen’s life at the tender age of five, after a doctor at the New Amsterdam Hospital became frustrated when he was unable to find a working vein to administer blood to save Allen’s life. The Dr. gave up on Allen, threw the syringe on the bed and said “Mrs. Johnson, he would be dead before morning.” Carlotta said, “Don’t worry Mrs. Johnson; I will try until I find a vein.” Imagine the doctor’s surprise on seeing Allen up and about the next morning! Words cannot express our thanks to Carlotta because without her intervention, our precious gem Allen would not have survived to lead an extraordinary life, touching many hearts along the way.

We thank God for Allen’s many miracles and for granting him a full yet short life, just above the average age for sickle cell lifespan. We will be forever grateful to those all over the world, many who never met Allen, but prayed for him: prayer warriors’ groups, and churches, friends and co-workers of family members,  

Our champion FIGHTA fought a good fight with his mother Camille as his biggest and tireless coach and advocate, his father as his able and ever-present assistant, his aunty Michelle as his willing and capable private Dr. nurse. as he called her. was often on a flight from GA to NJ to care for her nephew whenever she got a call that Ray was hospitalized, and his sister, aunts, uncles, cousins, and all of his other relatives and friends as his support system and advocates. God bless them all. Allen Arnold Horatio Morrison’s life was a testimony to all. God had a plan and purpose for Allen’s life; to send a strong message that God is real, and Allen was indeed a child of the King. FAREWELL FIGHTA. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

 

 Viewing and Service will be held on Friday December 15, 2023, from 9am to 12pm at, New Covenant Church 225 E 7th St, Plainfield, NJ 07060

Burial will follow immediately after the service at RESURRECTION BURIAL GROUND  899 E Lincoln Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Following the burial, a repast will be held at Holmes Marshall Volunteer Fire Company 5300 Deborah Dr, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

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Services

Viewing and Celebration of Life
Friday
December 15, 2023

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
New Covenant Church of God
225 East 7th Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060

Donations

Madlyinn and Macayla’s college fund via Zelle to Camille Morrison 908-419-6526.
Madlyinn and Macayla’s college fund via Zelle to Camille Morrison 908-419-6526., Madlyinn and Macayla’s college fund via Zelle to Camille Morrison 908-419-6526. NJ
Tel: 1-908-419-6526

Rutgers University Foundation-Adult Sickle Cell
PO BOX 193, New Brunsiwck NJ 08903-0193
Web: http://www.rutgersfoundation.org/sicklecell (http://rutgersfoundation.org/sicklecell)

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