David Morris Feb 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021 0 Obituaries Card of Thanks In Memoriam Search Submit An Obituary Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death. Submit Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save David Myers Morris passed away peacefully on Friday, February 5, at home in Jackson, MS, at the age of 88. He was born in New Augusta, MS, on September 8, 1932, to Audrey Myers and Dewey Chesley Morris. After graduating from New Augusta High School, he earned his degree in English, with honors, from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College), where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. After Army service in Germany during the Korean war, he earned a degree in banking and finance from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. While there, he met his wife of 52 years Marjorie Hess Morris at the Hattiesburg library, where they both worked. He retired from a career-long tenure with the Mississippi Employment Security Commission in Jackson. A lifelong Presbyterian, he was most recently a member of Fondren Presbyterian Church in Jackson. An avid book collector, he enjoyed historical architecture and garden design, art, antiques, museums, travel, and crossword puzzles. He was preceded in death by his father Dewey Chesley Morris, mother Audrey Myers Morris, brother Dewey Chesley Morris, Jr., and sister Catherine Morris. He is survived by his wife Marjorie Hess Morris, sons David Myers Morris, Jr., (Tess Remy) and John Thomas Morris, all of Jackson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Augusta Presbyterian Church (P.O. Box 344, New Augusta, MS 39462), Hattiesburg Library (329 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401), Rhodes College (Development Office, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis TN 38112), Fondren Presbyterian Church (3220 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS 39216), or the charity of your choice. The family will have a private graveside service at a later date. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save × Add an entry as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Add entry × Your entry has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch the guestbook. Stop watching this guestbook. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone signs the guestbook. Notifications from this guestbook will end. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) entries Sign the guestbook. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Add an entry Watch the guestbook. Stop watching this guestbook. Submit Your News We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on! Go to form Latest e-Edition Wednesday February 24, 2021 To view our latest e-Edition click the image on the left.