Morris Lyle Sylvain was born on August 23, 1959 in Denver, Colorado, to Lionel Sylvain and Johnnie Mae Sylvain. He was raised with his twin brother, Norris, and younger sister, Dawn.
Morris graduated from L.C. Anderson High School in 1977, after his family relocated to Austin, Texas. He attended Prairie View A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin.
Morris married Sheila Renee Sylvain (née Taylor) on March 28, 1981. They were married for 36 years and raised three children; a son, Lyle, and two daughters, Olivia and Zhane.
He passed away at the age of 59 in Round Rock, Texas, survived by his father, siblings, children, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his mother in 1990.