01/12/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Nannie-Belle Morris
Anna Bernice Brizendine Morris
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We have more sad news this evening.
From Donnie Morris ('67) of VA - 01/12/06:
My mom, Anna Bernice Morris, passed away on 1/10/06 at the age of 93.
My brothers and sister are Barbara Ann
Morris Campbell ('60), Jerry Morris ('61), and Eddie Morris ('71).
|I have included a pic from family photos of Monty's Restaurant when it was on Virginia Avenue. My mom worked there until it was closed. She frequently enjoyed meeting and serving many of her long and cherished patrons from NNHS - Julie Conn, Cowboy Range, Johnny Palmer, Warren Mitchell and many more from the late 50's until it closed. She was loved by all who met her.|
Donnie Morris ('67)
Oh, Donnie - I'm so sorry to hear this. Your mama sounds like such a loving person. You have our deepest sympathies.
Thank you for the wonderful image. I'll be posting it on the Monty's Restaurant page right away:
|From the Daily Press - 01/12/06:|
Bernice 'Nannie-Belle' Morris
NEWPORT NEWS - Anna Bernice 'Nannie-Belle'
Morris, 93, passed away peacefully on Jan. 10, 2006, surrounded by her
family. She was born Dec. 11, 1912, in Essex County, Va., and was a member
of Calvary Baptist Church in Newport News. For over 25 years, she greeted
hundreds with a warm smile and a newspaper at the 46th Street shipyard gate
until she was 81-years-old. Nannie enjoyed spending time with special
friends like Mrs. Deaver, Varon 'Veo' Godwin and Willie Gilliam. She never
met a stranger, had a kind word for everyone and touched more hearts than
she can ever know, including the guards who routinely helped her set up her
paper stand at Northrop Grumman Newport News. Nannie was loved and cherished
dearly by her family for her generous spirit and unconditional love. She was
preceded in death by her parents, Eva St. Claire Harmon and William Cole
Brizendine; sister, Ernestine Hillis; brother, Morris Brizendine; brother,
William Brizendine; and her husband, John G. 'Jack' Morris. She is survived
and will be deeply missed by her sister, Kitty Black and husband, Reid; her
four children, Barbara Campbell and husband, Bud, Jerry Morris and wife,
Cheryl, Donnie Morris and wife, Tammie, and Eddie Morris and wife, Pam;
eight grandchildren, Sherry Jefferies and husband, Jimmy, Michael Campbell,
Lissa Morris, Brandon Morris and wife, Josie, Jordan Windle and husband,
Keith, Lindsay Enzor and husband, Wayne, McKenzie Morris and Jessica Schenk;
and six great-grandchildren, Devin Campbell, J.J. Jefferies, Jared
Jefferies, Destiny Morris, Zachary Morris and Joshua Morris; and numerous
nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family would like to express their
gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Riverside Hospital. The
family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Peninsula
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Joe Hunt at
1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Interment will
follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.
|God bless your family at this sad time. Nannie will be missed by so many people and will always have a place in our hearts.|
Michael & Karen Carson
Higgins & Family (Williamsburg, VA ) - January 12, 2006
|Nannie Morris was an angel on earth. I will always love and miss her. My deepest condolences are extended to the family, who I know cherished her. She lives in spirit in your hearts. Love, Jessie|
Jessie Bryson Cahill
(Richmond, VA ) - January 12, 2006
|I will miss seeing and talking to her as she sat on the back porch. We always talked when we saw each other. Though it saddens me now that she's gone, I know I will talk to her again someday soon.|
Doug Jones (Newport News,
VA ) - January 12, 2006
Our sincerest sympathies are extended to her entire family and all her many friends.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Amazing grace! (how sweet
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!
Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.
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Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
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