Michael "Cocoa" Morrison, 52, of Holts Summit, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Michael was born to Marieland Morrison and Peggy Hale Morrison on March 31, 1960. He graduated from California High School in 1978. Michael resided in California, Mo. for more than half his life. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Marieland Morrison, his brother Merlyn Eugene Morrison, his grandparents, Clarice Hale and Sterling Smith, his grandparents Helen and Bill Patton, and his beloved aunts Esther Johnson and Alice Ruth Pruitt. Michael's love for animals and people was known to most people, as he loved to laugh and entertain others. Over the years, his generosity and love has helped many to attain their life's dreams. He will truly be missed by all his family and many, many, close friends. A memorial service will be announced later.