James Alfred 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."

        James Alfred Morris, a devoted husband and loving father, departed this life on February 1, 1980 at St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond, VA. He was born on May 24, 1912 to the late Willie and Mabel Morris of Powhatan, VA.

        He became a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church at an early age and served on the Senior Choir for a number of years and remained an active member of the church until his death. He was employed at St. Francis for fifty (50) years.

        The memories of his gentle, friendly and patient mannerisms will long be remembered by those who knew and loved him. He was always ready and willing to give assistance to everyone whenever needed. He was understanding, eager to love, ready to praise and anxious to give of himself and his possessions.

        The mourners who share this final tribute include his devoted wife, Mrs. Alice Morris; seven daughters, Mrs. Cynthia Epps of Powhatan, VA., Mrs. Shirley Martin of New York City, Mrs. Jacqueline Hicks, Mrs. Irma Fleming, and Miss Maria Morris of Richmond, VA., Misses Janet and Edna Morris of Washington, DC.; four sons, James and Bernard of Connecticut, Leon and Lloyd of Maryland; nineteen grandchildren; three sisters; three brothers; three daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; four sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; twenty-four nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends.

You gave no one a last farewell, you said goodbye to none.
The heavenly gate did open wide and a loving voice said, come.
God knew that you were suffering and the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be Thine."

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