Morris ‘Mo’ Roy entered into heaven on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, surrounded by his loving friends and family. He was born in Sacramento on June 30, 1944, to Loren and Marjorie Roy. He resided in Solano County for the past 15 years.
Mo graduated from Sonoma High School. He had 40-plus years clean from substance abuse. He was a certified drug and alcohol counselor. He was an ordained minister. He served as the executive director of Progress House, located in Camino, for several years. He was the owner/operator of “MoCare” Treatment Homes in the Sacramento/Placer County area for many years.
Mo’s life was focused on helping those less fortunate and who suffered from drug abuse. He was one of the original founders of the Sunset Noal and the Alano North, Inc. Alano Clubs in Sacramento. Countless lives have been transformed due to Mo’s selfless service to others. He was employed for several years at the Regional Service Office of Narcotics Anonymous in Fairfield. His most recent community contribution was to serve as the volunteer coordinator at Unity Hall, Recovery Resource Center. Mo was also one of the original founders of Unity Hall. Mo’s mission was to ensure that any addict seeking recovery had a place to go. He was an avid San Francisco 49ers and Giants fan. He is remembered as always wearing his team’s ball caps. His favorite pastime was researching his family’s genealogy.
He is survived by his brother, Horris ‘Joe’ Roy of Sacramento; his sister, Donna Maria Montosa of Santa Rosa; as well as numerous nieces and nephews along with a very large extended recovery family in Northern California. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rob Roy; and his sisters, Elsie Yeazell and Marjorie Beeson.
A Celebration of Life will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City. The public is invited. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to Unity Hall, P.O. Box 909, Fairfield, Calif. 94354-0909.