Fresno LGBT community mourns Lee Morris

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:30
  • Written by Jason Scott

lee morrisLee Morris, whose club 708 / Deja Vu / The Express gave many in our community a place to call home, passed away October 4th. He was a long time member and supporter of the LGBT community and its organizations.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 14th at 10:00 a.m. At First Congregational Church of Fresno "The Big Red Church" 2131 North Van Ness Blvd.

From Lesa, Lee's daughter: I come to you with a heavy heart and some difficult news. My Dad lost his battle with cancer yesterday. He passed away peacefully in his sleep as loved ones kept a constant bedside vigil. 
My Dad loved and cherished all of you: his friends, family, community and loved ones. 
We will be planning a service to celebrate his life and I will post the details here within a few days. 
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as I know yours are with me. I can feel the love

RIP Lee Morris, I will always cherish our talks on the patio at Deja/Express while enjoying a great bbq. You will be truly missed. ~ Tony Lane

One of the strongest people I’ve ever known, peacefully passed away last night. I’m so blessed to have been able to get to know you. Your words of encouragement always meant the absolute world to me. Rest In Peace, Lee. ~ Cara Coronado

Words can't describe the great loss to myself and our community in the passing of Lee Morris. The Deja Vu / Express / 708 was the first gay club experiences for many of us. Lee was a true friend to many and gave to the community even when it was tough to do. Your kindness and generosity will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace, Lee. ~ Jason Scott


Video by Hector Covarrubias