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John Melvin Morris

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John Melvin Morris

Reverend Doctor John Melvin Morris,78, formerly of Tallahassee, transitioned on Tuesday, March 4 in Greenville, NC. Reverend Doctor Morris was the son of the late Mary Marshall Morris and John Thomas Morris. He was baptized in 1948 at Tabernacle M.B. Church under the pastorate of Rev. P.L. Mitchell. He graduated from FAMU High School in 1954 and attended Florida A&M University prior to entering the United States Marine Corps in 1956. After retiring from the Marine Corps (25) years and the U.S. Government Printing Office (21) years he retired to New Bern, NC in 2007. Reverend Morris was ordained a deacon in 1977 and a minister in 2001; additionally, he received an Associate, Bachelor of Science, Master's and Doctoral degrees in Christian Education.

The NC service will be held March 12th at 11 a.m. at Oscar's Mortuary, New Bern, NC and The Homegoing Celebration will be Friday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m with viewing from 10:00-11:00 am - Star Bethlehem M.B. Church, Triangle, VA.

Rev. Dr. Morris is survived by his wife, Dr. Margaret Morris; his children, Bernard Banks(Mary), Wanda Thomas(Alvin), Dexter Green(deceased)(Betty), and Alma Brooks; Sister, Claretha Barnes Florence, Tallahassee and predeceased sisters, Alice D. Tinner and Ruby Dotson; Brother-in-law, Stacey Tinner, Sr., Tallahassee, 7 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 9 godchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Arrangements handled by Oscar's Mortuary, New Bern, NC and Ames Mortuary, Manassas, VA.

Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Mar. 9, 2014
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