Reginald Malachi Morris

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

U.S. Veteran

We are confident, I say, and willing rather
to be absent from the body,
and to be present with the Lord.
II Corinthians 5:8

        Reginald Malachi Morris departed this life peacefully on August 30, 2005 at 6:05 a.m. after a lengthly illness.

        Reginald Malachi Morris, son of the late Luther and Mildred, was born December 26, 1926 in Powhatan, Virginia.

        At an early age he was converted and baptized in the fellowship of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He had a beautiful tenor voice, and sang in the choir and the male chorus.

        He attended the public schools in Powhatan, Virginia. He drove the school bus during his last two years of high school. After he graduated from high school, he joined the military serving in the Navy and Army. he received many medals and honors while in the military and became a sergeant until his retirement after 22 years of service. He was known for being an historian and photographer in the community for various affairs.

        He will be missed by all. He leaves to cherish fond memories: two brothers, Harold and Freddie Morris; one sister, Mrs. Thelma Wallace (one sister, Irene Palmore, preceded him in death); one brother-in-law, Mr. LeRoy Wallace; two nephews, Wade and Keith Morris; one niece, Mrs. Angela Stinney; and many cousins, great nephews and nieces, relatives and friends.

"He Truly Understands"

When tragedy strikes; No matter how big, or how small;
Jesus will be there through it all.
He truly understands, and your broken heart He will mend;
Call upon His name, Jesus is your friend.

When you feel there is no where to turn,
Just turn to Jesus, He won't up and run.
He will be there to see you through,
Because, He truly understands, and cares for you.

Turn to Jesus, He won't let you down,
He will brighten your days, and remove that frown.
Within His arms, He will keep you warm;
From all grief and heartache and all alarm.

Its hard I know, to understand why...
Just stand still, and upon the Lord rely;
Some things to realize, you may never know,
He reveals all things, that is meant for you to know.

Just trust in Him, He knows all things.
As for His guidance, he truly understands...
He is always there to make you strong,
To lead you, and guide you from all that is wrong.

Count on Jesus, He won't let you down.
He is the only one... you can truly depend upon.
In time of trouble and even doubt,
He is always there, to lift you out.

When others let you down, He truly Understands,
So, its up to you to reach up...As He reaches down.

The Family


The family would like to acknowledge with
deepest appreciation the many acts
of kindness shown them during
their hour of bereavement.
May God bless each of you.

We take this time to thank Freddie Morris
for devoting his time to care for Reginald
during his illness. He was always there for
him. He did a magnificent job, and we do
appreciate his loving care for him.
Thelma and Harold
reprinted by permission