Mr. Robert Warren ‘ Peter Rabbit’ Morris, Sr., died Sunday, September 5, 2010, at his home. He retired in 1998 from working at Newport News Ship Yard for thirty eight years. Mr. Morris also spent seven years serving our country in the National Guard. He cherished the time he spent on his tractor. He loved hunting and fishing, he was an avid outdoorsman. Mr. Morris always took great pleasure in the time he spent with family and friends.
Preceding him in death are his mother and father, Fannie Mae Conner Morris and Grady Morris, and his daughter, Stephanie Ann Morris.
Survivors include his two sons, Robert ‘Pete’ Morris, Jr. and his wife, Libbie of Carrollton, Virginia, Chris Morris and his wife, Dee Dee of Kelford, North Carolina. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Joshua and Jessica Morris, Brittany Odom and Nicholas Morris.
Peter Rabbit, Tommy H., Tommy J., Bettie H., Sandra M., and I graduated from West Bertie High School in 1961.
Robert left the area for several years but returned. It was nice to have him back in our group. He attended the last reunion and had a good time.
We will miss his presence but we will join him in the future.
You are all in our prayers!!!
I am so sorry for your loss. “Rabbit” and I grew up together in Roxobel-Kelford and we graduated from school together. I always looked forward to seeing him each year at our class reunion since I lived out of town. He was a special friend to me. I will truely miss him. What a great picture to have to cherish his memories – that’s Rabbit!
My sympathy goes out to all of his family. We graduated from High School together and I have known him all of my life. He always stopped in at Southern Bank to say hel-lo. I will remember him as a good friend. I will miss seeing him and hearing him say “I just stopped in to let you know that I am still here”. I visited him about 3 wks. ago and we had a nice visit. He still knew who I was and could talk to us. Again, I will miss him.
Dear Chris, Dee Dee
We are all thinking about you in this time of sorrow…..if you have any needs please let us know. We love you
Bobbie And Loretta