Nellie Mae Dickens Morris, age 84, passed away on February 20, 2014 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC. She was born on January 7, 1930 to the late James and Susie Strange Dickens in Oxford, NC. Nellie worked as a Seamstress for Mylecraft for years. She was a member of Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church and enjoyed being there as often as she could. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Clingman Morris, sisters; Lois Williams, Christine Wills, Virgie Terry, Betty Ouellette, and Inell Wommack, and brothers, William Ray Dickens, and James Dickens Jr.
Nellie is survived by two daughters, Shirley M. Lassiter and husband Mike of Aulander, NC, Sue M. Cox and husband Warren of Aulander, NC; two sons, Jerry Morris and wife Debbie of Ahoskie, NC, Larry Morris of Aulander, NC; five grandsons, Kevin Lassiter of Aulander, NC, Kraig Lassiter and wife Amber of Ahoskie, NC, Brad Morris and wife Leigh-Anne of Murfreesboro, NC, Neal Morris and wife Wendy of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Larry Wayne Morris of Holden Beach, NC; two granddaughters, Karen L. Forehand and husband James of Windsor, NC, Michelle Dickens and husband Dennis of Jackson, NC; sisters, Sue Dunlow and husband Jackie of Ahoskie, Rose McLaurin of Aulander, NC,15 great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC and other times at the home of her daughter, Sue Cox, 139 Hollowell Road, Aulander, NC 27805. A Celebration of Life funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014, 2:00 pm at the Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ahoskie NC with Rev. Ray Faircloth officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box 923, Ahoskie, NC 27910
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 www.garrettsykesfs.com.