Maurice Javan Essie

07/02/1981 – 07/29/2022

Obituary for Maurice Javan Essie


Knoxville -Maurice Javan Essie, 41, went home to be with the Lord, July 29, 2022; born to Albert Essie and Yvonne Hill, July 2, 1981.

Maurice attended and graduated from West High school in 2000 where he was involved in ROTC.

To know Maurice, he loved his family, friends and the outdoors. He loved to joke and rap, he had a big personality and a heart of gold. He was hardworking and spontaneous but most of all he loved his family dearly and always kept them close no matter what. Maurice was a special person to all who crossed his path.

He leaves to cherish his memories mother, Yvonne Hill; stepfather, Courtney Hill; father, Albert Essie; step daughter, Destiny; siblings, Tangela, Thomas and Carstasha, Vanessa, James and Sahara; step sisters; nieces, Nena, Zaria, Ca’Meiah, Tariah, Ceraei; nephews, Dorian (Dj), Isiah, Jamar, Mikael, Malik; uncles, Dan, Ken, William, Eugene, Maurice; aunts, Melba, Wilamae; great aunts, and great uncle, a host of cousins and close friends.

Celebration of Life, 5:00 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Jarnigan’s Chapel; Pastor Hugh Dixson, Officiating.


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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 6, 2022
 5:00 p.m.
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary
2823 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914