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Christopher Matthew Morel

March 9, 2000 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 23) 23 Years Old

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Christopher Matthew Morel passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 24, 2024. Christopher is the son of Matthew and Amy Lipscomb Morel, the brother of Jeanne “Gigi” and Mattie Camille Morel, the grandson of the late Jerry and Shirley Lipscomb and the late James Morel and the late Paula Morel. Christopher attended St. Pius X Catholic School, Christian Brothers School, Jesuit High School, and was a senior at Loyola University. After suffering a spinal cord injury in 2018, Christopher proved to be a fierce, determined fighter. He continued to persevere tirelessly and work hard to achieve his goals. He received physical and occupational therapy at TIRR in Houston, Neurofit in Ft. Lauderdale, Touro Rehabilitation Hospital, Riverbend Physical Therapy, and Split Second Foundation. He exceeded expectations and went on to pursue an independent life.

Christopher planned to continue his education post college to help others who suffered life changing injuries. His dedication to his own recovery was a catalyst to his decision to dedicate his postgraduate studies to provide support to others. Following his most recent illness in July of 2023, Christopher fought hard and persevered surrounded by family, good friends, and the exceptional care of the incredible staff at Ochsner LTAC.

Christopher will be remembered for his resilient strength, quick wit, effortless banter, love of sports, passion for music, and his innate intellect. He was loved by all and his legacy will not be forgotten.

Christopher leaves behind his parents, sisters, loving aunts and uncles, 23 cousins, and devoted friends. The family would like to thank his extended family who visited, stayed with, and loved Christopher throughout his life and illness. The friends who will stand by Christopher as he is laid to rest deserve special thanks for consistently visiting, supporting and entertaining him for the last seven months. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Scott Gibson, The McClure family, Nadia Haik, Jean Lipscomb Paciera, and the St. Pius X Community.

Services will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at St. Pius X Church, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd, New Orleans,La. The visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 PM. Interment following at Lake Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Christopher’s name to St. Pius X Catholic School, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd NOLA 70124, or the Sister Servants of Mary, 5001 Perlita St. NOLA 70122.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 29, 2024

10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
St. Pius X Church
6666 Spanish Fort
New Orleans, LA 70124

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
February 29, 2024

1:00 PM
St. Pius X Church
6666 Spanish Fort
New Orleans, LA 70124

Cemetery
Thursday
February 29, 2024

Lake Lawn Park Cemetery
5454 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

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