Sunday, July 02, 2006

RIP: Mo Brittian

Sad news, as Maurice "Mo" Brittian passed away at the age of 37. Here was the death notice from his family:

Celebration of Life for Maurice Davon Ezzard Brittian (BIG MO), born July 18, 1968 in Atlanta was called home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2006. As we all wonder, when I'm gone what would people have to say about me and in his case, I know he was sure that every word would be positive and it would be true. Maurice resided in McDonough, GA where he worked for Nestle. Services will be held Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 12 noon at New Birth South Metropolitan Church, Jonesboro. Pastor Andre Landers, officiating. Interment, Fairview Memorial Gardens. Maurice's legacy will be carried on by his loving wife, Quovadis Denise Brittian and his son, Quinton Davon Ezzard; his adorable grandson, Quinton Antwan Ezzard; his loving mother, Mary Ann Ezzard Brittian; a sister, Tynisa Ann Brittian; his brother is a friend and major influence in his life, Tony Bernard Ezzard. Maurice was preceded in death by his father Walter Brittian Jr., who adored his son and supported his career every way possible. He played a major role in Maurice's life as a father which taught Maurice respect and character in which we all had a chance to experience with Maurice. Also Maurice will leave to celebrate his life his smiling mother-in-law, Brenda Joyce Roberts; sisters-in-law, Rhonda Ezzard and Quintrellis Sharee Jackson, and his favorite niece and nephew, Joyceline Pannell and Michael Pannell Jr., and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, teammates and co-workers. Family will assemble at 170 Courts of Hampton, Hampton, GA 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Maurice Brittian Foundation, 170 Courts of Hampton, Hampton, GA 30228. Young Funeral Home, 1107 Hank Aaron Dr., S.W., Atlanta, GA (404) 523-6606.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 6/30/2006.

Big Mo started at center during the 1989/90 season. He came to Tech as a JUCO transfer and left after one season with academic struggles, before heading to Kansas State (I think). He was always well liked by fans and teamates. He had good hands around the basket and a soft turnaround jumpshot.

Rest in peace young man. Rest in peace.......

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