Maurice “Reese” George was born in Philadelphia, PA., to the late Carl Frazier and Priscilla George on December 16, 1967. Maurice had many affectionate names; Reece, Reese, Mo, Juice, and Boy, as his mother, Priscilla, would call him (Even though he was a grown man).
Maurice was baptized at an early age and accepted Lord Jesus as his savior. Even on the fretful day, he called to the Lord for help.
Maurice was educated in the Philadelphia School System and graduated from South Philadelphia High School in 1985. Other memorable moments were Maurice’s Elementary school days, where he was part of the choir and had a pretty nice voice. One of his favorite notable monuments was singing, a prelude from Godspell, “Day by Day.” The chorus says, Dayhop dear Lord, three things I Pray, to see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, and follow thee more dearly, Day by Day. Maurice was an original George singer and led, just like a job, waiting in the Lord. How appropriate was this dong for Maurice?
Maurice worked at various jobs but showed his skill in the food industry. He loved working at Capabana and proclaimed that the burgers were good because of him. As a younger man, he took on the responsibilities of his sister and mother. He worked at a grocery store on South Street, getting groceries for his family and having the manager deduct money from his pay. He loved his siblings and mother very much. In October 1988, Maurice met the love of his life, Vera Mae McKoy. From this love, they shared five children, and she has been with him through all trials and triumphs. She was even there when the Lord said, “Welcome, my good as faithful servant” He knew she loved him. Outside of Reese’s love for his mother, siblings, and children, his love for his grandchildren was unmatched. He reeled in being called Pop-Pop.
As a young man, Maurice made a tough decision to move to North Carolina to be with his children. This was a hard decision but the right one as he loved both places. Maurice praised God throughout his life, even when his health began to fail. He wanted to right some wrongs (Like we all should) and reflect on his life. He would often say, I loved you when he ended a conversation with anyone. In his last conversation with his sister, he professed his love for his family, but she already knew.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his best friend, Vera Mae McKoy, children William, Maurice (Tichina), Mauricia (Tyler), Vera, and Isaiah; grandchildren; Simbeyanna, Marciana, Margus, Cortez, Savannah, Mahean, Mozzy, and Storm’Arya; devoted and beloved Mother, Priscilla George; Sisters; Tracy Frazier, Dr.Dawn George, and Aishah Goerge; Aunts, Marlene Ganns, Barbara George,Elain George, & Gloria George (preceded in death) Patty Frazier, and Ida Frazier; Great-Aunt, Gertrude Paige; Uncles, Anthony George; Harold (Margo) and John; Nieces, Danae, Shainae, Kiae, and Tyshena; Nephew, Caleer, Nasir and Nasim; Godmother; Rose Cook; Special cousins/brothers; Jimmy George, Richard George, Davis George, and special cousin; Brenda Durbin. Reese had a unique relationship with so many family members.