- June 7, 1937 - November 25, 2016
- Franklin, Louisiana
of Michael's Passing
- In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Mr. Mick's name to:
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
805 First Street
PO Box 95
Franklin, LA 70538
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“I always liked Mick...had not seen him in over 50 years,but when Ray Lowrie so thoughtfully put together the little Kappa Sigma reunion about 2 1/2...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Dick Juba - DALLAS, TX - Brother
“Today, it's difficult to see beyond the pain and sorrow; tomorrow the memories will bring you peace and comfort! My heart felt condolences to the...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Marla Marcotte Wray - Ridgeland, MS
“Dear Jessie and family: I am very sorry to hear of your great loss. Your community and church have been very fortunate to have Mick and his family...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Michael W. Domingue - LA
“My deepest condolences to the family!
4 of 26 | Posted by: Margaret Clements - Centerville, LA
“Ms Jessie, Michael, Robin:We are praying and trusting that our Lord will give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please accept our...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Dustin Miller - Crowley, LA
“Keep the Faith
6 of 26 | Posted by: Bradford Miller - Lafayette, LA
“Mrs. Jessie, Michael, and Robin Morton and family Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: DAN LEBLANC JR - BROUSSARD, LA
“To the Martin Families,We are sorry for your lost, you & your families will be in our thoughts & prayers.Our Deepest Sympathy,Sharon Champagne Family
8 of 26 | Posted by: Sharon Champagne - Centerville, LA
“Jessie, Mike and Robin so sorry to hear of the loss of Mick. I knew him when Mike( my sons) Tony and Ken Minor played little league baseball. ...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Sarah Belle Minor - Thibodaux, LA
“Ms Jessie, Michael, Robin and family... My deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you! Praying for your comfort and peace during this...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Lori Bonin Lewis - Ocala, FL
“My deepest sympathies and condolences to his entire family. My prayers are with you all! Sooo sorry for your loss.
11 of 26 | Posted by: Vanessa Soprano - Franklin, LA
“We ask God to watch over you and your family now Jessie. I never had the honor of meeting Mr. Mick, but when you stepped away from NFRW to be with...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Dottie Linden - Roseville, CA
“Jessie, Mike, & Robin, I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Mick for a few short years, but in that time it was so obvious what a wonderful...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Katy Griffin - amarillo, TX
“Jessie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God won't give you more than you can handle ( although at times it may seem like it ),...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Cathy Percefull - Delta, CO
“So sorry to lose Mick. My memories are so found and I admired his love for you. Many warm memories and love to you and your family.Rosey
15 of 26 | Posted by: Rosey Kyle - Lafayette, LA
“Jessie and family, I am do very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.
16 of 26 | Posted by: Donna Pelletier - Lafayette, LA
“so sorry about this news my prayers go up for Ms Jessie, Mike,Robin and their family.i
17 of 26 | Posted by: Karen boudreaux - Patterson, DC
“Jessie,I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray you and your family will be comforted in this time of mourning.
18 of 26 | Posted by: Beverly Davis - Eden, UT - Friend
“Ms. Jessie, Robin, Mike, and Family, Sorry to hear of "Mick's" passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with You, All. Warmest condolences, Bob Titus &...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Bob Titus - New Iberia, LA
“Mike, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days. Camile & Angela...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Camile & Angela Punch - Franklin, LA
“Dear Jessie and family:My deepest sympathy to all of you. Jessie we met long time ago at NFRW convention and I never got to meet your dear husband ...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy C. Kimble - Liberty, PA
“Truly a Godly person and humble as there is. A good neighbor to my parents a house away.Prayers to the family. Mike Bigler
22 of 26 | Posted by: Mike Bigler - New Iberia, LA
“Mrs Jessie, Michael, Robin, Holly and Alyson I am so sorry for your loss. Mr Mick was an amazing boss, great mentor and superior person. He was a...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Cyndi Melancon - New Iberia, LA
“Mrs. Jessieven and Robin, Words cannot express my deepest of sympathies for your great loss. What a wonderful soul He is. I will remember you all...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Adrienne Delahoussaye - Franklin
“Mrs Jessie, Mike and Robin,So very sorry to learn of y'all loss. Please know y'all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.Jennifer LeBlanc and...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Jennifer LeBlanc - Charenton, LA
“Mrs. Jessie and family, offering our deepest condolences and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. May Mr. Mick rest in God's eternal...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA
A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, December 1, 2016, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Franklin following eulogies beginning at 10:00 a.m. for Michael R. Morton, who passed away at the age of 79 in the early morning hours of Friday, November 25, 2016, at Lafayette General Hospital in Lafayette.
Michael was born June 7th 1937 in El Paso TX. He graduated from Ysleta High School in El Paso in 1956. He graduated from University of Texas El Paso.
Before founding Landcoast, Michael was a consultant for a worldwide Insulation company. During his career Michael and the family spent a year living and working in Israel.
Michael was fortunate enough to earn a living doing what he loved. In August 1974 he founded Landcoast Insulation Inc. headquarted in New Iberia, Louisiana. Through his hard work and tireless dedication Michael built Landcoast into what today is a leading force in the insulation industry. Michael was also actively involved in St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Franklin, LA.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jessie Morton; son, Robert Michael Morton; and daughter, Robin Morton; five grandchildren, Hollie Morton White and husband Jeff White, Alyson Morton Blackwell, Taylor Morton, Myla Romero and Marley Romero; five great-grandchildren, Carter and Maddox Blackwell, and Noah, Harper and Henlee White; brothers, Edmond Morton and Timothy Morton; and sister, Frances Morton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Elizabeth Morton; brothers, Patrick and Richard Morton; and sister, Mary Morton-Harrison.
For those who were fortunate enough to know "Mick" many great memories come to mind. A man of few words, shy and reserved, who had a heart as big as could be. From filling a hundred trick or treating bags each year no matter if 10 kids came, to ordering Ruston peaches by the truckload each year for friends and family even though he didn't even like peaches. Never one to want any praise or credit for the countless things he did. Never one to complain, no matter the pain.
Without question his passion was his family. A loving husband of 56 years, a loving and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he never missed the opportunity to be together. For those lucky enough to be with him at those times, the casual smile on his face told us all we needed to know. He was quietly taking it all in, one breath at a time.
So many things we wish we could say now that you're not here. Just know you've set the bar high, as a husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. We are so very blessed to have been able to share our lives with such an amazing person, in every facet of the word.
As we reflect on all the great memories we have shared with Pops, we can all agree that heaven is lucky to have such a great soul, we can't wait to see you…
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Mr. Mick's name to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, PO Box 95, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-0918.