Alice Beatrice Morris

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

A Prayer from us who Love You,

        A memory sound and true,

        In our hearts you'll live forever

        Because we thought the world of you.

        Alice Bernice Morris departed this life April 1, 2003 at her home after a lengthly illness. She was born in Powhatan, VA. on January 15, 1912 to the late William and Etta Bell Taylor. At an early age she accepted Christ as her personal savior and was baptized and joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

        She was creative and enjoyed gardening, crocheting, ceramic designing and quilting. A civic minded person, she will be remembered for her gentle spirit, quiet nature, humility and strong Christian faith. Alice was devoted to her family and supported them in every way. She always enjoyed cooking and caring for her family and friends.

        On March 18, 1932, she married James A. Morris. To this union were born seven daughters and four sons. Her husband James, one son Bernard and one daughter Jacqueline Hicks preceded her in death.

        She is survived by three sons, James Weldon of Powhatan, VA., Leon (Carol) and Lloyd (Berlinda) Morris of Maryland. Six daughters, Cynthia Epps, Shirley Martin, Janet Morris and Maria (Rev. Lloyd) Cosby of Powhatan, VA., Irma (Ralph) Fleming of Richmond, VA. and Edna Morris of Washington, D.C.; eight grandsons, 14 granddaughters and devoted caregivers Pamela and Robert Crump. 15 great-grandsons and 10 great-granddaughters. One sister-in-law Alma Morris and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

"He Set Me Free"

My life was full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Don't grieve for me, now that I am free
I'm following God's path you see.
I took his hand when I heard him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

Don't waste your time arguing and make a fuss
I'm gone home to be with my Jesus
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered Joys
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Lift up your heart
Peace to thee,
God wanted me,
He Set Me Free

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