Milton Ray Morris

January 16, 2012


AULANDER – Milton Ray Morris, age 72, of Francis Mill Road, died Monday, January 16, 2012, at his home.

Mr. Morris was born in Bertie County on April 3, 1939, a son of the late Frank Marion and Emma Tripp Morris. He was an active member of Center Grove Baptist Church and was retired as deputy sheriff of Bertie County after 30 years of service.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Pamela McSwain Morris; a daughter, Sherri L. Morris and her husband, Erik B. Jernigan of Wake Forest, NC; a son, Michael Ray Morris of Aulander; and two sisters, Marian Smithwick of Franklin, VA, and Joann Sharber of Kinston, NC.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, and other times at the home. A celebration of life service will be conducted at Center Grove Baptist Church on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Corbett and Rev. Alan Mizelle officiating. Burial will follow in Hoggard Memorial Cemetery, Lewiston-Woodville, NC.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Center Grove Baptist Church Missions Fund, or to University Health Systems Hospice Care, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

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Clara Baisey Wolverton
11 years ago

Even though I’d not seen Milton in many years – he knew me as a sister to Dot and David Baisey, his classmates. It was always a pleasure to see him with his great sense of humor and wonderful smile. Especially to you, Joann, I am sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace …….

Peggy & Grady Harrington
11 years ago

Joann…we are sorry to hear of the loss in your family. It’s very sad when you hear of someone you went to school with has passed on.

Thinking of you and remembering the good old days!


Annabelle Austin Britton
11 years ago

Milton and I went through 12 years of school together and I’m glad to say he was a great friend with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed.

Warmest wishes to all the family.


Janet Emory
11 years ago

May your memories of a great husband and father sustain you through this difficult time and may you find peace in God’s care in the days ahead.

Tonya Freeman
11 years ago

Mr. Milton was one of the kindest men I have ever met. He treated everyone with respect and dignity. He served his county well and will most certainly be missed. I pray that God will give you comfort and strength and may he bless you all.

Tammy Harrell
11 years ago

Pam you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.. Milton will be missed. He was a very kind man. I know heaven gained an angel..

Cindi Jernigan
11 years ago

Hey “you again”, I will miss your humor and joking at church but I am sure that you have found an acquaintance in heaven already to laugh and joke with.

Pam, Sherri and Michael, my heart goes out to you all for your great loss. This world is a little darker but the stars in Heaven are shining a little brighter now.

Much love and prayer to you


David Ray
11 years ago

Mr. Morris, was dedicated man and loved Bertie County! Never would forget how he stoped by at Coopers Market,in Roxbel and kept check on US! You will be missed, but HEAVEN is brighter on this DAY! Thanks, for letting me, KNOW YOU!

Sam Barnes
11 years ago

Pam may God be with you.

Carolyn Gatling
11 years ago

Mrs. Morris:

I will pray your strength and Milton will be missed.