Mr. Jesse Earl Morris, age 80 of Pearson, Ga., passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, at his home in Pearson, Ga. following an extended illness.
Mr. Morris was born January 20, l941, in Pearson, Ga. to the late Jesse S. and Maggie Morgan Morris. He had made his home in Yulee, Fl. for many years before moving back to Pearson, Ga. in l990. He was a carpenter by trade and his family said his favorite hobby was working. He was a longtime member of Red Bluff Primitive Baptist Church where he served as the church and cemetery caretaker for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Mickey Morris, daughter, Tracey Miller, brother, Autrey Morris and 2 sisters, Elizabeth Crews and Eddie Yarbrough.
Son: Jesse Edwin “Jess” Morris of Yulee, Fl.
2 Daughters: Tonya Mason and of Hartselle, Al.
Melissa Williams and husband Ivan of Yulee, Fl.
Sister: Pearl Tanner and husband Jack of Douglas, Ga.
10 Grandchildren: Thomas Earl Mason (Sarah), Tabitha Abigail Mason Hatfield (Jordon), TaShauna Mason, Ivan Williams, Sean Williams, Travis Williams, Lacey Morris, Caitlyn Riggins (Johnny), Nelson Morris (Odalys), and Mackenzie Miller.
10 Great-Grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.
Funeral Services for Mr. Morris were held Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. at Ozias Freewill Baptist Church in Pearson, Ga. with Rev. Lonnie Spikes and Rev. Harold Barnes officiating. Special music included “’Wish You Were Here” rendered by Zenda Adair with cd accompaniment. “Go Rest High On that Mountain” and “Amazing Grace” were rendered by the Barnes Sisters with Wendy Spikes accompanying at the piano. Soft music for the Prelude and Postlude was by Wendy Spikes, pianist. The interment followed in Red Bluff Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were, Terry Morris, Ethan Carver, Will Hamilton, Cody Hayes, Bing Hamilton, Mac Adair, Thomas Mason, Ivan Williams, Sean Williams, Travis Williams, Nelson Morris and Caitlyn Riggins.
Relihan Funeral Home in Pearson, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.