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Mercury-Morris Claiborne

August 19, 1960 ~ August 17, 2020 (age 59)

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Remembering Mercury-Morris…

 

"Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday,

Missing you is a heartache, which will never go away."

 

     Mercury-Morris Claiborne, born Morris Calvin Claiborne, Jr., was a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin and God-father who’s life was entrusted to the parentage of Dorothy Easter Claiborne and Morris Calvin Claiborne, Sr.  He began this journey through life on  Friday, August 19, 1960. in Greensville County Virginia.  

      Mercury-Morris was a born leader and this was displayed as he was class president during his junior year in high school and was elected student body president in his senior year. Embracing his passion for sports, he also became a lettered athlete in football and track & field. 

       As life progressed, Mercury pursued a career as a personal trainer to many. He ran a “boutique gym” out of his home. Since the age of 19, he had been a bodybuilder and later competed in the Mr. Universe contest, representing the United States in Paris, France in 1990. 

    Mercury-Morris became an avid motorcycle enthusiast…owning everything but a Harley. Suzukis, Hondas and a Ducati...he had them all. But most importantly...he was a child of GOD. He accepted Christ at Valley High Baptist Church, where the pastor encouraged him to use his gift and pursue the ministry. It was there that his love for God was deepened and spiritual gifts were nurtured. 

     “In tears we saw you sinking, we saw you fade away. You suffered much in silence, you fought so hard to stay. You faced your task with courage, your spirit did not bend. But you still kept on fighting, until the very end” and on Monday, August 17, 2020; while in the comfort of his home; Mercury-Morris was taken by our Lord, after a near 10 year survival, from a debilitating stroke that left him a quadriplegic without the ability to speak. 

      "God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you; and whispered “Come to me!”. So when we saw you sleeping, so peaceful, free from pain. We could not wish you back, to suffer that again. In God’s own time, we will meet again.” Mercury is lovingly survived by: his mother, Dorothy; his father, Morris; his sister Theresa; his brother, Michael (wife, Tamra);  nieces, Madeson and Maisen; three uncles; two aunts; a host of cousins and a multitude of friends.

 Loved and missed by all…

 

 

 

Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Claiborne's tribute wall to share memories and extend condolences, as sentiments to the family.  

 

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to the family of Mr. Eric Mercury-Morris Claiborne

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Services

Viewing
Monday
August 24, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Viewing
Tuesday
August 25, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Celebration of Life
Tuesday
August 25, 2020

11:00 AM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
August 25, 2020

Rising Sun Holiness Church
1185 Chapman Ford Road
Emporia, VA 23847

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