Thurman Earl Morris

January 18, 1952 - January 14, 2024

01/18/1952 - 01/14/2024

Past Services

Thursday January 18, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Funeral Service
Friday January 19, 2024
11:00 am
Windsor Assembly of God Church
1505 S King St.
Windsor, North Carolina 27983
(252) 794-4660 | Directions
Friday January 19, 2024
12:00 pm
Aulander Cemetery
Pine Drive
Aulander, NC

AULANDER, NC – Thurman Earl Morris, beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2024, at the age of 71 at ECU Health Roanoke Chowan Hospital with his family by his side. Born on January 18, 1952, in Hertford County, Thurman dedicated his life to his family and serving his community.

Thurman’s work experience spanned many years in Public Works and Property maintenance, where he tirelessly ensured that his surroundings were well-maintained and beautiful for all to enjoy. He took great pride in his craftsmanship and had a passion for working with his hands, creating beautiful wood crafts that displayed his artistic talents. One of Thurman’s favorite pastimes was traveling with his beloved wife. They cherished their adventures together, exploring new places and creating lasting memories. He also found solace and joy in his church, Windsor Assembly of God, where his faith thrived. Known for his kind and generous spirit, Thurman was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, as long as his health permitted. His willingness to assist others made him a cherished friend to many, leaving a lasting impact on those who were fortunate enough to know him. In memory of Thurman Earl Morris, his legacy of love, compassion, and selflessness will continue to live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and community.

Thurman is preceded in death by his father, Clyde Lee Morris, his mother, Dessie Matthews Morris White, as well as his brothers, Richard and Alton Morris. He leaves behind a loving and devoted family, including his beloved wife of fifty-three years, Christine; his daughter, Angel Mizelle (Lee) of Askewville; his son, Jason Earl Morris (Allison) of Merry Hill; two granddaughters: Donna Jernigan (Marty) of Elm Grove and Monica White (Scottie) of Edenton; his grandson, Alex Mizelle of Askewville; great-grandchildren: Ally and Olivia Jernigan, Bryson and Indie White; a nephew, Ricky Morris (Jennifer); two nieces: Dawn Pridgen (Billy) and Stephanie Lassiter (Robbie); and a host of extended family and friends.

Services to honor Thurman’s life will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie, NC where family will receive friends. A celebration of life funeral service will take place on Friday, January 19, 2024, at 11:00 am at the Windsor Assembly of God in Windsor, NC, with Rev. Chuck Gray officiating. Following the service, Thurman will be laid to rest in Aulander Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Windsor Assembly of God, 1505 S King St, Windsor, NC 27983 or 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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4 months ago

Peace and comfort to Thurman’s family. You all are in my prayers. ????

Academy Hill Apartments
4 months ago

To The Morris Family,

We, Academy Hill Residents, are saddened to hear Mr. Thurman passed away. He was a joy to us all and we could always count on him if we had any problems or issues in our Apartments.

We all will miss him dearly and we Pray your Family’s strength in the Lord. We have lost a very humble and caring person, but Heaven has gained another Angel. We will always remember Mr. Thurman and always keep your Family in our Prayers.

God Bless,
Academy Hill Apartments Residents
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Gail & Allen Holloman
4 months ago

To all of Thurman’s family we want to extend our heartfelt condolences. Richard & I went to Bertie HS together. I always thought highly of Richard. Sounds like Thurman was also a very nice man. God bless!

Raymond Butler
4 months ago

To the Morris Family.
We are so sorry for your loss. He was a very loving man. He will be greatly missed. We always looked out for one another.

Marilyn M Williams
4 months ago

Mrs. Christine Morris & Entire Morris Family:

Words will never explain the shock I felt in learning of Mr. Thurman’s passing. I spoke with him briefly last Wednesday and was looking forward to him returning to work. I only got to know him since April 2023 when I became employed with Academy Hill Apartments. He was such a wonderful and kind person to work with. He loved Academy Hill Apartments and called me on a regular basis to make sure everything was going well. He expressed he was looking forward to coming back and I let him know he was missed by myself, and all the Residents and we were looking forward to him coming back.

That was our plan and wishes but the Lord saw fit to take Mr. Thurman from Labor to Rest. My sincere condolences are upon Mr. Thurman’s Family at this most difficult time.

I leave you all with: Keep your hand in God’s hand and he will see you through. Also remember that God does not take you to anything He can’t take you through.

Prayerfully Submitted,

Ms. Marilyn M Williams – On-Site Manager
Academy Hill Apartments
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Linda F Lassiter
4 months ago

Christine, I am shocked and heartbroken for you and family! I want you to know that you and your family have my Love, Prayers and Sympathies!! ??
God be with you with Comfort and Peace ! Love you