He was the sixth of eight children.
Maurice was educated in Chicago and, while attending Calumet High School, he was active in the arts and drama department, which ultimately led to his relocation to Los Angeles.
After a brief stay at home and a lengthy stay at Brotman Hospital, Maurice departed this life on Sunday, February 17 at 9:40 p.m.
Maurice was a dedicated employee with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for approximately 25 years and five years with the University of Southern California.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Valerie; three brothers; four sisters; in-laws; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Services were held on Monday, February 25 at United Methodist Church, officiated by Pastor DiAnn L. Johnson. Musical interludes were provided by Phyllis Battle and reflections were presented by Daneita Johnson. Interment was at Inglewood Park Cemetery.