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Johnnie Morris

Johnnie Lee Morris Sr.

Wednesday, December 24th, 1930 - Friday, June 4th, 2021
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Johnnie Lee Morris, 90 died peacefully at home, Virginia Beach VA on June 4, 2021.

Johnnie was born to the late Laura Outlaw and raised by the late Robert and Fannie Morris in Powellsville, NC.

Johnnie attended C.G. White High School in Powellsville, NC and was a faithful member at New Bethel Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA for forty plus years. As a member, he served in many positions: in charge of Ushers Council, Cook in church kitchen for 30 years, Trustee, and Deacon for 20 plus years. Later he became Deacon Emeritus.

Johnnie moved from Portsmouth to Norfolk and married his late wife, Sara Hill Morris in 1969.

Johnnie retired from NADEP Air Station, Norfolk, VA with 40 years of service, he was able to travel for his job in the later years of his employment. He had a hobby of being a Gardener for many years, where he would grow all types of vegetables. Johnnie would share his vegetables with his neighbors and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Hill Morris, and his siblings, Earnest L. Everette, James Everette, Jr. & Ulysses Everette, William Morris, Robert L. Morris, Otis Morris, Daries Morris, Vera Morris, Myrtle Langley, Karenia Hayes, Magertha White, and Jemima McIntrye.

Johnnie leaves to cherish his memory, daughters, Gale M. Bell, Portsmouth, VA and Angela D. Morris of Seneca, SC; sons, Johnnie L. Morris, Jr., Gales Ferry, CT, and Keith Morris, Hartford, CT; sister, Sylvester Perry, Ahoskie, NC, sister-in-law, Alice Moore, Alexandria, VA, a host of nephews, nieces, and his close friends, Lillian Brinkley, Melvin & Leona Collins, and Ralph & Robin Gainey. A special thank you to Johnnie’s Caregivers: Betty Smithwrick, Vedette Spellman, Glennis Tripp and Lisa’s Residential Care for all their help and assistance.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 10th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, June 10th, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Friday, June 11th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, June 11th, 2021 11:00am
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

    Roosevelt Memorial Park
    1101 Campostella Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Jay Wood

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My Mother and Father had a Johnnie Morris and another man named Preacher who did yard maintenance for them in the 60's in Virginia Beach, Bay Colony. I am wondering if this is the same Johnnie Morris? I am 82 years old now and this Johnnie Morris I remember as a little older than me. If so, Johnnie was a very kind man and we all loved him. I live in Montana now. I can be reached at Thank you.

Izaak D. Glasser

Posted at 09:20am
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