Warren honors late Morphis Jamiel


It was only fitting that one of the first things out of Eddie Jamiel's mouth at last week's Warren Town Council meeting was a joke. Mr. Jamiel was there to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award from the council on behalf of his brother, the late attorney and renowned joker Morphis Jamiel, who died in late January. "If Mo was up here he'd have a nice big smile and be proud as a peacock," Mr. Jamiel said after the award was read by council president Chris Stanley. "The next thing he'd say is,'I got a joke for you!'"

Morphis Jamiel


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