Jim Morris Sr.
Donehoo-Lewis Funeral Home - Hapeville
736 South Central Avenue.
Hapeville, GA

Family-Placed Death Notice

MORRIS, Jim, Sr. James C. "Jim" Morris, Sr., 89 years of age, died Friday, January 22, 2010, of respiratory disease complications. He resided in Hapeville and Southwest Atlanta except during his Army/Air Force Service. Mr. Morris was born January 7, 1921 in Atlanta, GA to Addie and Newton Morris. Following graduation from Russell High School, Mr. Morris was in the Army/Air Force during World War II and was an Atomic Vet who served in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was exposed to radiation from the Trinity Atomic Bomb test in New Mexico. He was the owner of M&M Trucking/Equipment Leasing Corp. and built Bear Creek Airport in Hampton, which eventually became Clayton County Airport. Mr. Morris and his wife were lifelong members and supporters of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Mr. Morris was preceded in death by his parents, eight siblings and a son, James C. Morris, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Julia Miller Morris; daughters, Sherry Braggio and her husband John, of Baltimore, Angel Edwards and her husband Max, of Jackson; grandson, Eddie Robertson and 2 great grandsons, Nick and Griffin Robertson, of College Park. The Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 25th at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 2840 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30315, with remains placed in state at 12 Noon. Reverend Roy Watkins will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Building Fund of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m. at Donehoo-Lewis Funeral Home, Hapeville. 404-761-2171 www.donehoo-lewisfuneralhome.com
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What a Great Guy, always concerned with others and the customer.

He will be missed.
GOD Bless.
Donnie Hiett
January 24, 2010
Sorry to hear about Uncle Jim's passing. May your memories bring you warmth and laughter.
Sandra Silva
January 24, 2010
Dear Sherry and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Morris' passing away. I remember him as a kind and friendly man who, along with Jimmy, were so nice to me when I flew with them at Bear Creek Airport many years ago. God bless and comfort you. Gary Claborn
Gary Claborn
January 23, 2010
I am sorry to hear about Jim,s passing and will always remember him from my days at Bear Creek Airport as a member of the "Airport Bums."
A family oriented man of small stature but with a big heart and smile, and always eager to lend a helping hand.
Our condolences to the family and may God bless you during this time of grief.
Bob Warren
January 23, 2010
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