Laurie Moore Morris, 86, of Atlantic, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Pruitt Health - Sea Level.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 3, 2021, at the Atlantic Community Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Terry McInnis. Friends are welcome to attend the service. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, those who attend will be asked to bring and wear a protective mask. Help us honor the family while practicing safe measures. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through th website.
Laurie was born on September 15, 1934, in Atlantic, North Carolina, to the late Herbert and Algia Morris. He worked faithfully as a survey technician with Civil Service and was heavily involved with the Army Corp of Engineers. Most folks would smile at the fact that his favorite food was Swamp Turtle or as some refer to it as Snapping Turtle.
Music was an important part of Laurie’s life. As an amateur musician, he could play almost any instrument and he loved to sing. Old hymns were his favorite and singing for the older generation was a special delight for him. Singing with his friends, Melvin and Johnnie were some of his happy memories. Laurie was a member of Atlantic Missionary Baptist Church where they were blessed with his music ability.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Laurie Wayne Gillikin of Harkers Island and Jasa Renee Gaskill of Stacy; great-grandchildren, Eraka Renee Gaskill and Dominick Gaskill; and numerous cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughters, Laura Gillikin and Sheila Renee Morris; sisters, Claudia Marie Morris and Alberta Benjock; and brothers, Thomas Chadwick Morris and Herbert Morris Jr.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.
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