I Love the Bronx - Morgan at Rest I Love the Bronx - Morgan at Peace - The Bronx Free Press

I Love the Bronx - Morgan at Rest I Love the Bronx - Morgan at Peace - The Bronx Free Press

I Love the Bronx - Morgan at Rest I Love the Bronx - Morgan at Peace - The Bronx Free Press

I Love the Bronx - Morgan at Rest

by Nilka Martell

of our ongoing BFP series highlighting the various favorite spaces, things and people in our borough, we turn to Nilka Martell, who continues to explore her hometown.

"I am a Bronx A paralegal for over 17 years until December.

The paralegal for over 17 years until December

"I want to make my fellow residents aware and informed of how lovely our borough is, what it offers, and how to lend a helping hand in our environment."

Of this new time in her life, Martell says, "I have never felt so alive."

Losing a loved one is never easy. It does not matter whether he or she was ill for some time or passes suddenly.

Last September, Morgan Powell, a dear friend to many, and an advocate for the Bronx, passed away. His friends and family gathered in October at the Andrew Freedman Home for a "Celebration of Life" in his honor. Over 200 people attended the service.

Morgan Powell on a Woodlawn walking tour

Although nearly seven months have passed, buried. Finally, however, with the assistance of online donations, and the family's willingness to have a final resting place in Woodlawn Cemetery, arrangements have been made for Sat., May 9.

I can not think of a more fitting final resting place for Morgan, a man who loved the Bronx and lived to preserve African American and Latino history as it pertained to our borough.

I recall attending free history tours I've led Woodlawn, and other days when we'd just spent hours walking the grounds. In addition to speaking about some of the greats buried at Woodlawn, like Madam CJ Walker, Miles Davis, Celia Cruz and Duke Ellington, Morgan would point out the many amazing trees and plants.

His friends are determined to keep his legacy alive through continuing his walking tours and creating events, like the tree planting held in his honor and memory on April 11 along the Bronx River.

Powell passed away in October.

Morgan's contributions to the Bronx included over 12 years of research; countless walking tours and tree identification walks; lectures and presentations. His environmental work branched out to other boroughs like Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Those who were fortunate enough to have personally known Morgan are thrilled to know that his final resting place will be within the borough. Mike Gupta said, "I'm glad that Morgan will be resting back at home, and I'm not going to do it." I will gladly be resting alongside other notable figures in both American and Bronx history. "

Please join us on Sat., May 9 at 11 am to celebrate the life of Morgan Powell at the historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

I love the Bronx - Morgan in peace

As part of our regular BFP series that highlights the favorite spaces, things and people in our county, we go with Nilka Martell, who continues to explore.

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his hometown.

Legal assistant for more than 17 years, until December 2010, since then he has spent his time exploring the Bronx. His energy and enthusiasm are tireless and admirable.

"I want my fellow residents to be aware and informed of how beautiful our county is, what it offers and how to help our

From this new stage of his life, Martell says: "I've never felt so alive."

Losing a loved one is never easy. It does not matter if he was ill for some time or if it happened suddenly. As human beings, we feel hurt and look for some sort of closure.

Last September, Morgan Powell, a beloved friend of many and Bronx defender, passed away. His friends and family met in October at the Andrew Freedman House for a "celebration of life" in his honor. More than 200 people attended the service.

Morgan Powell on a walking tour of Woodlawn.

Although nearly seven months have passed, Morgan has yet to buried properly. Finally, with the help of online donations and the willingness of his family to have their final resting place be at Woodlawn Cemetery, arrangements have been made for Saturday, May 9.

The service will begin promptly at 11 am in Woolworth Chapel, which is near the entrance to Jerome Avenue of Woodlawn Cemetery. Immediately after service, burial will take place in the Brookside section of the cemetery, near the entrance located at 233rd Street and Webster Avenue. A commemorative rock to place Morgan's ashes will be placed near the entrance to the brook.

I can not think of a more appropriate final resting place for Morgan, a man who loved the Bronx and lived for preserve our Afro-American and Latino history of our county.

His friends are determined to keep his legacy alive, keeping his footpaths and creating events, such as tree-planting in his honor and memory April 11 along the Bronx River.

Morgan's contributions to the Bronx include more than 12 years of research; countless walks and tree-walking walks; conferences and presentations. Their environmental work has diversified into other counties such as Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Those lucky enough to have met Morgan personally are delighted to know that their final resting place will be within the county they loved so much. When visiting Woodlawn recently, even the employees were happy to hear that a final place had been secured.

As said by friend and neighbor Mike Gupta: "I'm glad Morgan rests at home, a place by who cared so much and in which he was a volunteer, and also that he will be resting alongside other notable figures from both the history of Latin America and the Bronx. "

Please join us on Saturday 9 May 11 at 11 am to celebrate the life of Morgan Powell in the historic Woodlawn Cemetery.