To Mrs. Georgia Adams Morse and the Family of Leonard F. Morse, Jr.:
On behalf of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated let me first extend heartfelt condolences to you at this time of transition for your husband, father and best friend. Mrs. Morse God gave you a special gift in the person of Leonard Francis Morse, Jr., for which we know you are grateful. While it is painful to let go of someone who has been by your side for more than 60 years, no doubt you can celebrate the life and love that you shared with our Brother Morse. We pray that over the coming days you will be strengthened and encouraged by fond memories and the love of friends and family.
In the passing of Brother Morse, the men of Phi Beta Sigma acknowledge losing a special link in its chain. As you know, Leonard Morse, Jr. is the son of our Founder, Honorable Brother Leonard F. Morse, Sr. Because of him, along with Honorable A. Langston Taylor and Honorable Charles I. Brown we exist today, still striving to carrying on the legacy of “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity”. It is difficult to imagine what it is like to be the direct descendant of one of someone who worked to establish an organization which now moves into its 100th year of existence with a proud record of promoting scholarship and community service. We do know that Bro. Morse, Jr. did his best to represent that legacy, serving in the military with distinction and honor, and in civilian life as a teacher, information technology manager and law enforcement officer. Needless to say, Bro. Morse lived a full and honorable life!
Please know that the entire membership of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity joins with you in remembering and celebrating Brother Leonard F. Morse, Jr. Although we did not know him as you did, he is our Brother and will always live in the hearts and minds of those whom he touched. We pray with you for comfort and peace in the days ahead, and extend ourselves to you as members of Bro. Morse’s “Wondrous Band” of brothers.