Sherrian Faye Morgan
Sherrian Faye Morgan, affectionately known as Shafaye, was born August 28, 1950, in Lubbock, Texas to Roy Blue Sr. and Ollie Mae Littleton.
In her early years while in Texas, Shafaye and all the cousins shared the responsibilities of picking green beans with her grandmother (Elvira), and sometimes even picked cotton. All the cousins were close and would have fun playing their favorite game, hide and seek. The cousins loved each other and played together like brothers and sisters.
One thing that stood out, Shafaye shared a special bond with her grandmother “grandmama” Elvira Thomas, whom Shafaye affectionately called Mother. When Elvira made plans to come to Denver, her first granddaughter “Shafaye” begged her grandmother to please let her go to Denver with her. Of course, Grandmama Elvira couldn’t resist the cries of her 1st granddaughter whom she loved dearly. She said, “come on here Gal’ you can go with me! So, in 1955, at the age of 5, Shafaye came to Denver with her grandmother who would ultimately play a huge part in raising her.
She attended Elbert, Gilpin, and Whittier Elementary schools, Cole Junior High, and graduated from Manuel High School in 1968. She attended Metro State College.
In 1968 she was united in holy matrimony to William Everette Hike, Jr for seventeen years. Their union gave birth to three children, Eric Wayne Hike, William “Billy” Everette Hike III, Felicia “Lisa” Jeann’e Hike-Smith.
Shafaye was a devoted mother and raised her children in the admonition of the Lord. She taught them how to pray and trust God through the journey of life. One of the all-important memorable things Shafaye would do with her children every morning before school, call a prayer meeting with the kids. Shafaye would gather all three of her children around her and required each of one to pray, one by one and then she would close out the prayer. Well…this didn’t go over so well for the kids. Because Shafaye would get all caught up and carried away in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day and cause the kids to be late for school every day! Nobody could reel Shafaye in once she got caught up in the Spirit and the Holy Ghost got a hold of her. She began to plead the blood of Jesus over the kids, started speaking in her heavenly language as the Spirit of God gave utterance, laid hands on their head and slicked them down with blessed oil; just flat-out had deliverance services before school.
Shafaye was an old school mama who taught her children to respect and love their elders. She taught her children to be honest and always tell the truth, and to be strong in adversity. Shafaye was a pillar of strength and a freedom fighter for her children and others. Shafaye was not strong because she wanted to be strong, but she was strong because she had to be strong to raise her children, most of the time, as a single parent, with very little resources. Shafaye depended on God to be her SOURCE and resource down through the years. Through all the raising of the kids and the whooping’s they got when they were out of line, Shafaye’s children would still crown their mother with the “Mother of the Year '' award every single year! They rose up and called her Blessed!!!
Shafaye worked for and retired from the Denver Public School system as a paraprofessional. Shafaye had a dynamic loving personality and was always the life of the party. As the oldest of her siblings, she was the go-to for advice and support.
Not only could she dance, but she was also a phenomenal singer and worshipper. She was spiritually gifted with a prophetic anointing in dreams, visions, songs, and words of knowledge and inspiration. Shafaye was well known for her stupefying, thunderstruck, gobsmacked, show-stopping fashion and sense of style. Shafaye could make a room full of people stop everything they were doing in their tracks, and gaze upon her fashion of choice for the day! Shafaye was, as they say, a “Sharp…. dresser!”
Shafaye decided to make Jesus her choice and gave her life to Him at an early age. Shafaye was filled with the baptism of The Holy Ghost at a 1970’s revival, right there on the pew of the Odom Memorial Church of God in Christ Church in Denver. Although life would come with many vicissitudes, conflicts, complications, twists, turns, ups, downs, ins and outs, Shafaye learned how to stand fast and firm in the Lord and held on to God’s unchanging hand!
Shafaye would testify that she knew God personally as Jehovah Rohi (God her Shepherd), who kept her when she lost her mother and father. Jehovah Shammah (The Lord that continued to be there with her throughout her lifetime. She knew Him as Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord her Righteousness), He made her stand right in His presence. As well as Jehovah Jireh (The Lord who always provided for her no matter what circumstance came her way). Jehovah Nissi (The Lord who has always been her banner, surrounded her and had her back, front, side and everything in between! Yes, as Jehovah Mekadesh (The Lord that sanctified her, bought her with a price, paid in His own blood and set her apart as a Holy vessel unto Him. He anointed, appointed, and assigned her to be His bonadife prophetess in the earth realm. God could trust Shafaye to go up into the realm of the Spirit, hear His word and deliver it just as He gave it to her. No additions, no deletions! Jehovah Shalom (The Lord that gave her great peace during every storm). Ohh Shafaye, knew Him as Jehovah Gibbor (The Lord Strong and mighty). He fought many battles for her, seen and unseen. When her enemies rose up against her, Jehovah Gibbor showed up strong for her and settled the matter in Shafaye’s favor! And she most absolutely knew Jehovah Rapha (The Lord that supernaturally healed her).
One of her most powerful testimonies is how the Lord healed her over 40 years ago when the doctors diagnosed her with Lupus and gave her six months to live at the tender age of 31 years old. The Lord said NO, NOT SO! The Lord stepped in with His own healing hand at a little Baptist Church (Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church). God used Shafaye’s pastor, Rev. Henry Miles to pray for her that Wednesday night at a special healing service.
What would happen next continues to baffle doctors until this day. God’s glory descended and overshadowed Shafaye and laid her out in the Spirit and proceeded to give her a blood transfusion right then and there. Shafaye testified that she was out in the Spirit of the Lord for about two and half hours. When she got up from that supernatural experience, and went back to the doctors, through many tests, blood draws and examinations through the years, NEVER had Lupus been found again in Shafaye’s blood! God gave Shafaye NEW BLOOD! Hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus! Ain’t He Alright?!! Shafaye knew God to be “The Great I AM!” GOD declares, I AM THAT I AM! I AM EVERYTHING YOU NEED!!!
God declares, “No man has the power to determine our days.” So, when God determined for Shafaye that now is the time, I am going to call you home on the same day I called your mother home, He did! Jehovah Rapha showed up again to bring the ultimate healing! As the host of heaven and the cloud of witness awaited the arrival of The Lord God’s servant, the glory of the Lord showed up again to usher Shafaye directly into His Glory! On December 14, 2023, our Heavenly Father called to Himself our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend into His eternal rest as she was surrounded by family and friends.
Shafaye was truly a bonafide prophetess in her own right! God called her to be a watchman on the wall, an intercessor and prayer warrior for His people! She always expressed the value of standing on Psalms 23 and pleaded the blood of Jesus over her family and friends.
Shafaye was a faithful believer and a patron of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church for over fifty years and then supported her daughter and son in law in their ministry at High Praise Christian Center Church. After the passing of her son-in-law, Shafaye (Mother Morgan) supported her daughter in ministry at OMG Ministries.
After 73 years Shafaye will now join her beloved son William “Billy” Hike III, her mother Ollie Mae Littleton, grandmother Elvira Thomas, Aunt Doretha Russell, and brothers and sisters, Michael Morgan and Deborah Morgan in God’s heavenly hosts, along with siblings who proceeded her before death, Joseph Miller, Terry L. Akins, son in law Jeffrey M. Smith, and step siblings Malanice Jumper, and Roy Blue, Jr.
Sherrian is survived by children – Eric Wayne Hike, Felicia (Lisa) Jeann’e Hike-Smith and also left to cherish her memories are her three sisters Wanda Kay Nelms, Berda Steen, Johnny Mae Sandford (step-sibling), and brothers, Kenneth “Kenny” Murray, Larry Douglas Akins, and her Aunt, Marie Hill, and eight grandchildren DeShaunte Wilson, Kasem Humphrey, Danyale Humphrey, Antasia Carr, William Brown (5), Everette, Tevin, Audra Hike, and 19 great-grandchildren, dearest and longtime best friend and sister of 57 years (Bonnie Lord-Kahn), God-son (Nathaniel Black), God-daughter (Marcie Smith), her Sister girl and spiritual daughter (Pastor Wynona Wright), her long time spiritual daughter and son (Tonja Abiakam and Thomas “Lambert” McCrary), her best friend prayer partners (Bettye Jamerson, Brenda (Goodwin) Cuney), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.