Morris Benjamin “M. B.” Slocum Jr.

Published 1:04 pm Friday, May 27, 2022

Morris Benjamin “M.B.” Slocum Jr., 75, of Lake Charles, LA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in a local hospital.

Mr. Slocum was born February 25, 1947 in Orange, TX, where he was a 1965 graduate of Stark High School and excelled playing football.

He moved to Lake Charles, LA and graduated from McNeese State University. He had a long career in insurance, owning and operating Slocum and Associates, and continued as a consultant for many years.

Mr. Slocum was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where he enjoyed and was active with his Sunday School group. He also enjoyed cooking, spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing; and loved to host gatherings with his friends and family.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Mary Katherine Slocum of Houston, TX; brothers, R. C. Slocum and wife Nel of College Station, TX and Daniel Slocum and wife Debbie of Forney, TX; and nephews, Cameron Slocum, Shannon Slocum, John Harvey Slocum, and Shawn Slocum; and numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Lou and Morris Slocum Sr.

His memorial service will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Trinity Baptist Church – North Venue, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Reverend Steve James will officiate. A gathering of friends and family will follow the service, until 3 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net