Heidi Jennifer Nuss Morice – PhD, LCSW
Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Philanthropist, Humanitarian, Comedian – May 17, 1974 – January 18, 2021
Heidi Nuss passed away on January 18, 2021 after her courageous and undaunted battle with cancer. She joins her two dogs Hero and Pippi to eternally play upon Heaven’s shimmering shores.
Heidi is survived by her best friend, soulmate and husband, Mark Morice and her compassionate and supportive sons Monticello (Monty 9) and Nicolo (Nicky 7). She is also survived by her loving parents Henry and Mary Ann Nuss, her first and oldest friend – her brother Henry Nuss, Jr. (Shay Zeller) and her amazing niece/nephew Sylvia & Luke. Heidi attended Hynes, McMain and then Benjamin Franklin (class of 1992) for her primary education. She then attended Louisiana State University where she received her degrees in Psychology and English, followed by receiving her Masters of Social Work at Southern University and her Doctorate of Philosophy from Tulane University School of Social Work.
True to her character, Heidi spent 23 years selflessly working for others. Heidi worked as a Counselor at Ciara House Group home for Chronically Mentally Ill Adults (98-01), a Counselor and Program Director in the Medical Clinic of Daughters of Charity Healthcare for the Homeless (01-05), a Program Director for Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program (05-07), the Director of Operations for PACE-GNO, Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (07-08), the Chief of Operations for Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. responsible for oversight of the free medical clinic, residential substance abuse program, medically supported detox, prisoner re-entry program, housing programs for Shelter Plus Care, Housing for people with aids, Unity funded housing and the adolescent inpatient substance abuse program (08-18). Heidi’s last place of employment was as an educator, teaching a new generation of social workers in the doctorate program of Social Work at Tulane University (18-19). Heidi was as close to a SuperWoman that this world will ever know. During the Hurricane Katrina evacuation, Heidi went to the Louis Armstrong Airport and proceeded to “take over” and turn around a failing triage center established by FEMA. Heidi’s efforts saved countless lives, but you would never hear Heidi boast about her accomplishments. Later in life, while loving her husband and children, Heidi was able to manage a 13M dollar budget and 150 employees and go back to school to earn her PhD and defend her dissertation – all at the same time.
Heidi believed that character ran to the bone and that talk was cheap. Heidi surrounded herself with people defined by their actions and acts of love towards other humans and animals. In a private conversation about the removal of the Confederate War Statues in New Orleans, Heidi said to her husband, “Slavery was the most repulsive, indignant and horrific act that United States of America has ever participated in. We should remove all symbols that honor this tragedy and place them somewhere to view for those who choose to relish them and not in our most honored public spaces.” Heidi was patently direct and was able to hone in on an issue and provide a prompt resolution. Heidi was a lover of children’s books and read thousands of stories to her children, beginning when they were both in her womb. She read to her sons nightly during their entire lives and until she was no longer able to do so. Heidi believed that every activity was better with her sons and they spent every free moment by her side. Heidi volunteered as a Den Leader at St. Pius X for the Boy Scouts in order to continuously be active with her children. She loved everything about nature and spent countless hours with her sons on nature walks around her neighborhood finding plants and animals with a story to tell. Heidi was an excellent chef who cooked nightly for her family using those Italian cooking skills that were laced into her genetic code. Her lasagna, baked salmon, spaghetti, corned beef and tacos were family favorites.
Just five minutes before her death, Monty & Nicky hugged their mother, told her how much they loved her and each gave her a kiss. As her breathing became more labored, her husband held her hand and recounted stories from the night they met, their first kiss, The proposal, their travels together, her loving brother – Henry Nuss – and the many great qualities Heidi has instilled her two young boys. As her husband spoke of their children, a tear came from Heidi’s eye. Her husband wiped her tear and reminded Heidi that their boys have inherited her best qualities and he assured her that he will always nurture, love and care for them. Heidi’s husband prayed aloud the Our Father, the Hail Mary and he asked the Lord to release her from her pain and let her move on with the Angels if it was in His will. As Heidi listened to his prayers, a second tear then fell from her eye and Heidi gently squeezed his hand and peacefully took her last breath. Letting go of this world was no easy task for Heidi as she fought for five years consulting with doctors in Isreal, Mexico, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Ohio and Louisiana in an effort to find a cure. Heidi was gentle on the outside – but tough to the core – and she left no stone unturned in her efforts to beat the cancer with both traditional and non-traditional medicines. Heidi was a beloved mother, wife, sister and daughter. Heidi was determined, principled and had a moral compass brighter than the North Star and she never deviated from its path.
Although her accomplishments were grand, Heidi will probably be best remembered as a world-class comic. Smiles and laughter followed Heidi wherever she went. She was witty, edgy and her ability to point out the ridiculousness of life’s every day events kept everyone around her entertained and full of joy. Heidi’s family asks that in lieu of flowers, you go to your favorite restaurant with family/friends and have a great meal and laugh because family, friends, food and laughter were Heidi’s favorite pastimes. Heidi’s family offers a special thanks to Services of Mary Ministers to the Sick, Province of the U.S.A. who prayed with and helped care for Heidi in the weeks before her death.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9-11 am at St. Pius X, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd, New Orleans LA 70124. Services will follow at 11:00 am. Repass at 12:00pm-3:00 pm with details to be provided at the services, All friends, family and our St. Pius X community are invited. We ask that you please bring & wear masks at all times during this event. A private burial will occur at un undetermined date.
Whether or not you believe in God, this is a “must-read” message!
Throughout history, we can see how we have been slowly conditioned to come to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Did you know that Jesus foretold of this event almost 2,000 years ago?
In the book of Revelation 13:16-18, we read,
“He (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles–Revelation 19:20) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”
Speaking to the last generation, this could only be speaking of a cashless society. Why so? Revelation 13:17 says that we cannot buy or sell unless we receive the mark of the beast. If physical money was still in use, we could buy or sell with one another without receiving the mark. This would contradict scripture that states we need the mark to buy or sell!
These verses could not be referring to something purely spiritual as scripture references two physical locations (our right hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one “OR” the other. If this mark was purely spiritual, it would indicate both places, or one–not one OR the other!
This is where it comes together. It is incredible how accurate the Bible is concerning the implantable RFID microchip. This is information from a man named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this RFID chip:
“Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about this one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world—a microchip that could be inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle (a quick, convenient method that would be gradually accepted by society).
Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers behind him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin. Without the knowledge of the Bible (Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted.
Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand (the two places the Bible says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient places, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you. All your general history, work history, criminal record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip.
Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16–18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick.” Carl believes this is referring to a hypodermic needle when they poke into the skin to inject the microchip.”
Mr. Sanders asked a doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body. The doctor replied by saying a terrible sore would appear in that location. This is what the book of Revelation says:
“And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2).
You can read more about it here–and to also understand the mystery behind the number 666: https://2RUTH.ORG
The third angel’s warning in Revelation 14:9-11 states,
“Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.'”
Great hope is in our midst, and is coming in a mighty way–the greatest revival for Jesus in the history of the world where we will see the most souls come to Him of all tribes, tongues, nations, and peoples (Rev. 7:9-10); for we have this promise in God’s Word in the midst of these dark times:
“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years (not literal–rather a spiritual label for time spent in eternity); and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while (when the Antichrist and false prophet will rise up and God will test the world).” (Revelation 20:1-3)
“The coming of the lawless one (the Antichrist) is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)”
Who is Barack Obama, and why is he still in the public scene?
So what’s in the name? The meaning of someone’s name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface.
Jesus says in Luke 10:18, “…I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
The Hebrew Strongs word (H1299) for “lightning”: “bârâq” (baw-rawk)
In Isaiah chapter 14, verse 14, we read about Lucifer (Satan) saying in his heart:
“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.”
In the verses in Isaiah that refer directly to Lucifer, several times it mentions him falling from the heights or the heavens. The Hebrew word for the heights or heavens used here is Hebrew Strongs 1116: “bamah”–Pronounced (bam-maw’)
In Hebrew, the letter “Waw” or “Vav” is often transliterated as a “U” or “O,” and it is primarily used as a conjunction to join concepts together. So to join in Hebrew poetry the concept of lightning (Baraq) and a high place like heaven or the heights of heaven (Bam-Maw), the letter “U” or “O” would be used. So, Baraq “O” Bam-Maw or Baraq “U” Bam-Maw in Hebrew poetry similar to the style written in Isaiah, would translate literally to “Lightning from the heights.” The word “Satan” in Hebrew is a direct translation, therefore “Satan.”
When Jesus told His disciples in Luke 10:18 that He beheld Satan fall like lightning from heaven, if this were to be spoken by a Jewish Rabbi today influenced by the poetry in the book of Isaiah, he would say these words in Hebrew–the words of Jesus in Luke 10:18 as, and I saw Satan as Baraq O Bam-Maw.
The names of both of Obama’s daughters are Malia and Natasha. If we were to write those names backward (the devil does things in reverse) it would be “ailam ahsatan”. If we remove the letters that spell “Alah” (Allah being the false god of Islam), we would get “I am Satan”. Mere coincidence? I don’t think so!
Obama’s campaign logo when he ran as President in 2008 was a sun over the horizon in the west, with the landscape as the flag of the United States. In Islam, they have their own messiah that they are awaiting called the 12th Imam, or the Mahdi (the Antichrist of the Bible), and one prophecy concerning this man’s appearance is the sun rising in the west.
“Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.'” (Revelation 14:6-7)
Why have the words of Jesus in His Gospel accounts regarding His death, burial, and resurrection, been translated into over 3,000 languages, and nothing comes close (the Quran about 110 languages)? Because the same Spirit of God (YHVH) who created all people likewise transcends all people; therefore the power of His Word is not limited by people; while all other religions are man-made, therefore they tend to primarily stay within their own culture. The same God who speaks to all people through His creation of the heavens and earth that draws all people around the world likewise has sent His Word to the ends of the earth so that we may come to personally know Him to be saved in spirit and in truth through His Son Jesus Christ.
Jesus stands alone among the other religions that say to rightly weigh the scales of good and evil and to make sure you have done more good than bad in this life. Is this how we conduct ourselves justly in a court of law? Bearing the image of God, is this how we project this image into reality?
Our good works cannot save us. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge will not judge us by the good we have done, but rather by the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?
God has brought down His moral laws through the 10 commandments given to Moses at Mt. Siani. These laws were not given so we may be justified, but rather that we may see the need for a savior. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has written in our hearts, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it is wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, murder, and so forth.
We can try and follow the moral laws of the 10 commandments, but we will never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. That same word of the law given to Moses became flesh about 2,000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by fulfilling the law, living a sinless perfect life that only God could fulfill.
The gap between us and the law can never be reconciled by our own merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, through faith in Him, He will pull us up being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if someone steps in and pays our fine, even though we are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let us go free. That is what Jesus did almost 2,000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood with His last word’s on the cross crying out, “It is finished!” (John 19:30).
For God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.
This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. If that wrath was poured out on us, we would all perish to hell forever. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son whose soul could not be left in Hades but was raised and seated at the right hand of God in power.
So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), where God no longer sees the person who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in us, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death; now being conformed into the image of the heavenly man walking in a new nature, and no longer in the image of the fallen man Adam.
Now what we must do is repent and put our trust and faith in the savior, confessing and forsaking our sins, and to receive His Holy Spirit that we may be born again (for Jesus says we must be born again to see and enter the Kingdom of God in John chapter 3). This is not just head knowledge of believing in Jesus, but rather receiving His words, taking them to heart, so that we may truly be transformed into the image of God. Where we no longer live to practice sin, but rather turn from our sins and practice righteousness through faith in Him in obedience to His Word by reading the Bible.
Our works cannot save us, but they can condemn us; it is not that we earn our way into everlasting life, but that we obey our Lord Jesus Christ:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:21-23)
“And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” (Hebrews 5:9)
“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’
Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’
And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'” (Revelation 21:1-8)
What a gift and honor to have known her. May God bless all she loved and more.