Susie Eva Morris

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

        Susie Eva Morris departed this earth on August 2, 1997 at Chippenham Hospital after a long illness. Susie was born on October 31, 1909, one of eight children of the late William and Etta Bell Taylor.

        She was born and raised in Powhatan, VA. She met and married Willie Herbert Morris and to this union one daughter, Gloria Morris Richardson was born.

        Susie attended and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was employed by St. Emma's Military School for over twenty years.

        She was a very hospitable and generous person who shared her home and cooking skills with family and friends alike. She responded to others with love, acceptance and compassion. She was never boastful of herself nor critical of others. Susie was known by all as a humble and quiet Christian woman.

        She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Morris Richardson; her son-in-law, Howard Richardson; two grandchildren, Damita Richardson Pridgen of Harleysville, PA and Lisa Richardson of San Diego, CA; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Sydney Pridgen; a sister, Mrs. Alice Morris; a great-grandson-in-law, Wayne Pridgen; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

When I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
When my journeys end draws near,
I ask you loved ones don't shed a tear.
Instead rejoice for I am home,
Freed from pain never alone.
God's word is surely true,
To be with him, I had to leave you.
Do Not Be Sad, do not despair,
I have been delivered into God's care.

Lovingly Submitted by

The Family
Author Lisa Richardson

reprinted by permission
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