Maurice was born in Guyana, South America and after graduating from teacher’s college he migrated to the USA in order to pursue a higher education. He resumed his teaching career with the NYC Department of Education and was placed in the Clara Barton HS for Health Professions. His most important assignments were to teach Medical Sciences and coordinate the Gateway Honors program. During this period he earned BSc. MA and MSc. degrees and was elected to the Phi Delta Kappa national honors society for excellence in education achievement.
During his tenure as senior warden of St. Barnabas in Brooklyn, he developed the congregation from a subsidized mission into a financially independent parish. He also held leadership roles and in the Buildings and Grounds, Stewardship, Fundraising and Caribbean Bazaar committees. He used his calling as a lay minister to conduct home worship, hospital visitation and funeral services for anyone in the surrounding communities.
Maurice and Alethia his wife of forty five years relocated to Georgia and joined St. Timothy’s church family.