“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” ~ Revelation 21:4
On Sunday, December 8, 2019, Brother Nathaniel Morris answered the roll call of that voice saying, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
Mr. Nathaniel Morris was born to the late E.C. Morris, Sr., and Evelyn Morris on August 16, 1955, in Monroe, Louisiana. He knew he needed Christ in his life, so he confessed at a young age, while attending St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, and later joined China Grove, under the leadership of Pastor Kemp Burley, where he worshipped until his demise.
Nathaniel Morris attended the East Carroll Parish Public School System, where he met Catherine Whitty Morris. In 1975, they were blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Nathaniel L. Morris, who preceded them in death. Later, they united in holy matrimony on June 12, 1977, and remained together until his demise.
Nathaniel Morris was a very hard-working man and wasn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty. He worked for the Town of Lake Providence, Louisiana, for 34 years, and later moved on to work for East Carroll Parish (Barn) until his health failed.
He is preceded in death by a loving wife, Catherine Whitty Morris; a son, Nathaniel L. Morris; two sisters, Virgie Morris Buchanan and Christine Jones Spriggs; three aunties, Ethel Sidney Green, Rosie B. Winston, and Alberta Wolf; and three uncles, David (P. Joe) James, and Jimmie and Willie Banks.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a brother, E.C. (Clavell) Morris, Jr., of Emeryville, CA; five children, Joseph (LaKenya) Morris Sr. (Deneka) of Lake Providence, LA, St. Clair Morris (Antionette) of Arlington, TX, Evelyn Morris (Billy) of Lake Providence, LA, Cassie Morris (Shaquille) of Shreveport, LA, and Melaine Morris; four special grandchildren, Joseph Morris Jr. (Jahreal) of Bastrop, LA, they raised as their own, Xerion Morris of Shreveport, LA, and Monyatta and Gerrilyn Morris of Lake Providence, LA; seventeen other grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one auntie, Mary James of Lake Providence, LA; a special niece, Lillie Morris Jefferson of Lake Providence, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and loved ones.
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