Marilyn Rose Morris

September 7, 1958 - March 23, 2020

09/07/1958 - 03/23/2020

Past Services

Thursday March 26, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Friday March 27, 2020
Aulander Cemetery
Pine Drive
Aulander, NC
Friday March 27, 2020
3:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions

AULANDER, NC – Marilyn Rose Morris, age 61, passed away on March 23, 2020 at her home.

Ms. Morris was born in Bertie County on September 7, 1958 a daughter of the late Percy Lee Morris and Maybelle Lassiter Davidson. She was the Housekeeping Manager for Ramada Inn in Ahoskie.  Rose enjoyed her birds, but most of all she loved her grandchildren and spending time with them.

Besides her parents, Rose was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Thomas; two brothers, Larry Morris, and Robert Morris; and her stepfather who raised her, Glenwood Jason Davidson.

Left to cherish her memory are her three Sons, David (Jeanette) Byrum, John Byrum (Teresa), and Steven Byrum, all of Aulander, NC; three granddaughters, Isabella Nicole Byrum, Gracelynn Roseann Byrum, and Haven Guillot; and three grandsons, Ethan Butch Byrum, David Earl Byrum, Jr., and Tyler Odom.  Also surviving are sisters, Violet Jones (Scott) of Aulander, NC, and Linda (Ray) Whitaker of Ahoskie, NC; brother, Allen Morris of Ahoskie, NC.  Also surviving are Linda Terry and Kenny Morris of Aulander and Aunt, Joan Morris of Elkin, NC .

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC and other times at the home of John Byrum.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020, at 3:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Marie Jones, officiating.  Burial will follow at the Aulander Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, P.O. Box 908, to help the family with their unexpected final expenses, or you may donate online by clicking here.

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

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Cynthia C Stephenson
4 years ago

Rose was a sweetheart. I have many fond memories of her when we were growing up and when she used to help my daddy in tobacco. We went to the same school and road the bus together…we lost touch over the years but I remembered her sweetness and her beautiful smiles. know I’m praying for the family and may God continue to Bless you all during this time. Please accept my deepest condolences and prayers. God Bless you All! Love Cindy Conner Stephenson!

George & Harriet Sadler
4 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers❤❤