Jake Morris Family Fund

Jake Morris loved everything about life. Being raised in a competitive household, as a child he loved all things sports and developed a passion for being outdoors and being on the move.

He was a White County Warrior most of his life- and was voted “Most Athletic”
Of his class his senior year. He played football at Cumberland College in Kentucky on an athletic scholarship.

Later in life he channeled in the mechanical mind passed down by his dad Mark, and worked as a tool maker for over 15 years at Quality Mold Shop in McMinnville TN. He would often be found with his friends and family kayaking, hiking, biking, riding his Harley, or just helping out with projects as he was the “fixer” of the family.

He was also a bit of a daredevil so it wasn’t past him to acquire a new scar every now and then. The youngest of three brothers he was always focused on being the best at everything. He had an eye for precision and pushed himself and others to be at the top of their game.

He volunteer coached in his hometown youth football league for nearly 5 years, which included a 4 day a week minimum commitment to helping kids learn the art of Brotherhood and accomplishment.

Over the last 2 years he and his wife of 12 years, Latessa, were blessed to welcomed two children into the world. Mark Jackson was born on 12/17/15, and Mylee Jade less than two weeks ago on 11/22/17. His greatest accomplishment was his love for his family and friends.

He passed from this life after a 4 month long battle with a rare and aggressive cancer of the bone (Sarcoma of the bone or MFH). He fought VERY HARD- going through multiple cycles of chemo, and radiation. The daily grind of treatments, vicious side effects, and major life changes was no match for Jake and he won the fight at 10:22 pm on 12/1/17- only a short 10 days after the birth of his daughter.

Jake leaves behind a legacy unmatched by others. His calm, smart, funny approach at life is one we can all learn from.

Latessa will have the responsibility of raising Mark and Mylee on her own and we would love to gather funds to put into an account for their 2 young kids.

Any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated and will bless this family during this difficult holiday season!

Please share any way possible and thank you so much for the love and support!!

With love,

The Morris family
The Pelham Family
  • Karen Bourgeois 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Kelly L 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Beth Cliett 
    • $200 
    • 44 mos
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    • $50 
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    • $50 
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DanielleMatthew Pelham 
McMinnville, TN
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