Nellie M. Morris

Published 7:42 am Monday, February 24, 2014

AULANDER – Nellie Mae Morris, age 84, passed away on February 20, 2014 at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie. She was born on January 7, 1930 to the late James and Susie Strange Dickens in Oxford, NC.

Nellie worked as a Seamstress for Mylecraft for years. She was a member of Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church and enjoyed being there as often as she could. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Clingman Morris; sisters, Lois Williams, Christine Wills, Virgie Terry, Betty Ouellette, and Inell Wommack; and brothers, William Ray Dickens, and James Dickens Jr.

Nellie is survived by two daughters, Shirley M. Lassiter and husband, Mike, of Aulander, and Sue M. Cox and husband, Warren, of Aulander; two sons, Jerry Morris and wife, Debbie, of Ahoskie, and Larry Morris of Aulander; five grandsons, Kevin Lassiter of Aulander, Kraig Lassiter and wife, Amber, of Ahoskie, Brad Morris and wife, Leigh-Anne, of Murfreesboro, Neal Morris and wife, Wendy, of Roanoke Rapids, and Larry Wayne Morris of Holden Beach; two granddaughters, Karen L. Forehand and husband, James, of Windsor, and Michelle Dickens and husband, Dennis, of Jackson; sisters, Sue Dunlow and husband, Jackie, of Ahoskie, and Rose McLaurin of Aulander; 15 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC and other times at the home of her daughter, Sue Cox, 139 Hollowell Road, Aulander, NC27805. Celebration of Life funeral services were held on Sunday, February 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at the Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ahoskie with the Rev. Ray Faircloth officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box 923, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

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