Jackson R. Morro, Pastor of Christís Chapel in Fall River, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the age of 66. He was the son of the late John and Sylvia (Lavoie) Morro.
Pastor Morro believed the most important decision in life is to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and be fully committed to Him. The second most important decision is the walk of discipleship - spending the rest of our lives becoming conformed to His image (Romans 8:29).
Pastor Morro held a bachelorís degree in history from Providence College, where he graduated first in his class, summa cum laude; a masterís degree in constitutional and legal history from the University of Michigan; and he attended two years of Theological Studies at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. He taught at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass. for 10 years, then served as assistant director of security for many years at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. After retiring, he ministered full time.
Pastor Morro founded Christís Chapel in 1981. He lived his life according to Phillippians 2:1-7, putting others before himself, emptying himself and considering himself a bond-servant of Christ, not looking out for his own interests. He will be deeply missed by his church family. He is survived by two sisters and was predeceased by two brothers.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Hebert-Hathaway Funeral Home, 945 S. Main St., Fall River. His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Christís Chapel, 1249 Rodman St., Fall River. Cremation to follow and the burial of cremains will be private.