About Us

Family Owned and Operated

For over twenty five years, our family has been dedicated to providing the highest standard of service. Eugene. R. Morris owned and operated the E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel from 1988 until the time of his death on April 4, 2000. The Morris family grew this facility from a small one room chapel to a 55,000 square foot establishment.

With the opening of Elite Funeral Chapel, his sons and other members of his family are continuing the Morris family tradition of business excellence and service to the community.


In Loving Memory of Mr. Eugene R. Morris

Eugene R. Morris was born March 23, 1942 in Center Ridge, Arkansas to the blessed union of William A. Morris and Willie Mae Criswell. Gene, as he was affectionately known, received his early education in the Arkansas School District. In Kansas City, he attended Central High School. He was class officer of the Centralite Alumni Association. He continued his education at Western Baptist Bible College and received his certificate. Gene was also inspired to become an Engineer and attended Engineering School.

Gene was united in matrimony to Brenda Martin in 1960. To this union four sons were born, Raymond, Malcolm, Bruce and E. Stefan Morris.Throughout his life, Gene was active both as a business leader and a servant to his community. He was a member of several community organizations including the Charlie Parker Housing Division, T. B. Watkins Homes Corporation, Twelth Street Heritage Development Corporation, I B. Blackburn Lodge #78 of the M.W.P.H.G.L of Kansas City.

He was also a licensed funeral director and past member of the Missouri/Kansas Local and Missouri State Funeral Directors and Morticians Association and the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Associations.