Albert Leon Morris Obituary

Albert Leon Morris

Albert “Leon” Morris, 89, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away March 1, 2019 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. He was born on November 9, 1929 in Eton, Georgia. He attended Dawnville High School and Berry College, graduating in 1949 with an Industrial Arts Degree. While at Berry, he met the love of his life, his wife of 68 years, Gilda Thompson Morris. He was always known and loved for his dry sense of humor and compassionate and loving nature. Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Jud Lester and Maude May Swilling Morris, sister, Carolyn Morris Hayes, and son, Mark Leon Morris. He is survived by his adoring wife, Gilda Morris and his devoted daughter, Melissa Morris Cain (Bob), of Cartersville, Georgia. His grandchildren include Megan Morris Respert (Jason), Kaley Morris Blankinship(Matthew), Taylor Britt Gilmer, and Annelise Grace Gilmer. His great grandchildren include Carter Sharrow and Gunner Hatch. Leon worked for Bennett Construction in Rome before working with Rome Plow for 32 years. Leon was also very involved in his community. He worked with the Cedartown Little League for many years. He was the former president of the Lion’s Club, collecting eyeglasses to assist those in need. Since 1952, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cedartown, Georgia. He held many positions, including teacher for the Keith Loveless Sunday School Class for 38 years. He was the last original member of that class. The celebration of Leon’s life will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church at 4 PM, with the visitation from 2 to 4 PM. Internment will be following the service at Polk Memory Gardens. Rev. Mike Broome will be officiating, with Mike McRae and Megan Respert delivering eulogies. Pallbearers include Bob Cain, Jason Respert, Carter Sharrow, Mike Taff, Mike McRae, and Scotty Tillery. Honorary pallbearers include Leon’s nephews, Bill and Phil Hayes, Preston Camp Sr., Dave Brown, Bill Ellis, William Woods, Allen Hunt, Gary Martin, Robert Gardner, Robbie Gardner, Harold Wyatt Sr., and members of the current Keith Loveless Sunday School Class. Flowers will be accepted. Memorial donations can be made to either the Georgia Lion’s Lighthouse Foundation, 5582 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, Georgia 30341 or First United Methodist Church, 201 Wissahickon Ave, Cedartown, Georgia 30125. The Smith & Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown is honored to serve the family of Mr. Albert “ Leon”Morris.
November 9, 1929 - March 1, 201911/09/192903/01/2019
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April 19, 2019
I would like to offer my sincere condolences. It is never easy when someone we love dies. We feel as if we can never recover, and we will always be stuck in this dark, depressing place, but the Bible can help us. How? It tells us that God wants to help us through the tri... Continue Reading
Barbara Jane Hackney
March 10, 2019
Prayers to Gilda, Melissa and family.
Candle of Peace was posted for Albert Leon Morris.
Mary Allen
March 10, 2019
I enjoyed working with Leon for many years. He was one of the best. His wit and knowledge were a source of comfort.
The Taff Family
March 9, 2019
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Mich E.
March 9, 2019
Dear family,
My condolences, and many happy memories of Mr. Morris be with you. And may these promises from the Scriptures help you to endure, for Jehovah is the God of all comfort. “Do not be anxious.....but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanks...
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Melanie Waits Holbrook
March 6, 2019
Prayers for this wonderful family.
Sam Mize
March 6, 2019
Always enjoyed when I met with Leon. He liked to have fun and joke like myself.
Sam Mize (The Insurance Man)
Jimmie Jones
March 5, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family.
Tressie Cambron
March 4, 2019
So very sorry to hear this.He was such a kind man who had the gift of being able to talk to everyone,and he could make us all laugh...He will be missed,and my heart and love are with all of you. Much love...T
Mark Merritt
March 2, 2019
So sorry for your loss prayers for the family.
Mark Merritt & family