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Maurice "Stormin Norman" Macon

December 12, 1965 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old

Maurice Macon Obituary

Maurice “Stormin Norman” Macon was born on December 12, 1965, on the Lockbourne Air Force Base, now known as Rickenbacker Airport, to Norman and Gwendolyn Mclean Macon. There were four children born to this union and Maurice – known then as “Norm” – was the youngest and only son. Maurice grew up with three sisters, his mother, and grandmother.  Being the only male in the house made him a “girl” brother; he loved all the women in his life and walked each sister down the aisle on their wedding day.

Maurice, affectionately known as “Mo” in college, grew up in the Southfield neighborhood and attended Clair United Methodist Church, where he was a Cub Scout. He attended Watkins and Stewart Elementary School, Independence Junior High School, and graduated in 1984 from Marion Franklin High School. Mo was passionate about basketball and played not only in junior high and high school, but also attended and played ball at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Mo got his nickname due to his ability to out-shoot and out-dunk his opponents. He was a beast at basketball. His basketball talents were well known throughout the City League in Columbus from 1980–1984. He played varsity ball all four years of high school. His mother, sisters, and grandmother were his biggest fans. “Peanut butter, peanut butter, rah, rah, rah,” was their cheer; Mo loved his peanut butter! His family called him “Skipper”, after Skippy peanut butter.

Mo had a wonderful, funny sense of humor and always left you with a smile. He was a master forklift operator. He loved his job and was very good at it. He loved to mentor and train new heavy
equipment operators.

Maurice was preceded in death by his grandmother, Basheba Lennon; father, Norman Macon; and Renai Payne. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving mother, Gwendolyn McLean Macon
Beck; wife, Shawn Macon; three children, Nicole Martin, Mekiiah, and Elijah Macon; grandchildren, JaQuan White, Jamal White, MyKhia Martin, Jabbari (Macho), Jovan (Lynk) and Ivrii (Cha
Cha) Macon; great-grandchildren, JaQuan White, Jr., Matthias Rash, and Navee White; sisters, Faith (Bruce) Carr, Monique (Lee) Mapp, Marcia (Ruey) Bruce, Madeline Watson, Chandler
Macon, Kelly Ann Joye (Richard), and Michael Macon (Lovely); and a whole host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Sleep peacefully, until we meet again.

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November 3, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
2100 Aberdeen Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211

Celebration of Life
November 5, 2023

4:00 PM
2100 Morse Rd. Suite 4625
Columbus, OH 4325

November 6, 2023

10:00 AM
Glen Rest Memorial Estate
8029 East Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068


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