Betty Jean Jernigan Morris

December 15, 1931 - February 26, 2023

12/15/1931 - 02/26/2023

Past Services

Saturday March 04, 2023
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
Funeral Service
Saturday March 04, 2023
2:00 pm
Morris Family Cemetery
Harrell's Siding Road
Kelford, NC 27847

KELFORD, NC – Betty Jean Jernigan Morris, age 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at her home.

Mrs. Morris was born in Lewiston, NC, on December 15, 1931, a daughter of the late Gaither Ree and Betty Burkett Jernigan.

Besides her parents, Betty Jean was preceded in death by her brothers, Leon Jernigan, Joseph Jernigan, and Walter Jernigan; and sisters, Christopha J. Garris, and Ann Minton.

Left to cherish her memory is her devoted husband, Wilbert Lee Morris, Sr.; two daughters, Gina M. Ange and husband, Michael of Plymouth, NC, Jerri M. Peede and husband, Arlen of Powellsville, NC; and a son, Wilbert Lee Morris, II and wife, Rebecca of Kelford, NC, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC, prior to services.

A graveside celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the Morris Family Cemetery, Harrell’s Siding Road, Kelford, NC, with Pastor Steve Farmer, officiating.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made directly to Wounded Warrior Project, 1990 Fordham Drive, Suite 100, Fayetteville, NC, 28304; or you may donate online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Morris family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Gwen Faircloth
1 year ago

Gina, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom.I remember her so well always helping us .Love you girl

The Sadlers
1 year ago

So sorry to hear, will keep you and family in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless

Anthony Harvey
1 year ago

God Bless you all during this troubling time. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

Anthony Harvey and Family
(Joyce Morris Tucker Son)

Elizabeth Merritt
1 year ago

Jerri and family, praying for all of you for comfort and peace in the passing of your Mom. You will always have great memories of her and that can never be taken from you. Hugs to everyone and love you.

Dotty Jernigan (BimbosWife)
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Jeans. Praying For God to Confort Her Family and Friends during this difficult time.