Jerry Douglas Morris

By October 24, 2014 Obituaries

Jerry D. Morris, 72, of Hanahan, husband of Marvaline Davis Morris, entered into eternal rest Thursday, October 23, 2014.

The relatives and friends of Jerry Morris are invited to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate his life on Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11AM at Cooper River Baptist Church, 1059 Crawford St, North Charleston, SC.

Jerry was born on August 9, 1942 in Lake City, SC, son of the late Daniel David Morris and Bessie Lucille Melton. He graduated from Chicora High School and attended Baptist College of Charleston. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard serving on the USCG Cutter Ariande W101 and a medium endurance class cutter, USCG Cutter Diligence, WMEC 616.  Jerry was a Quality Control Engineer and a Master Jeweler.  He owned and operated an income tax service for over 30 years.  Jerry made many friends, operating a home repair and painting business for the last 15 years.  Jerry enjoyed listening to music, playing golf, and being on the beach.  He was a member of Cooper River Baptist Church and the Great Expectations Sunday School Class.

Surviving in addition to his wife Marvaline, his brother David J. Morris (Jean); sons Paul Morris of Goose Creek, SC; Tony Morris (Tiffany) of Hazelhurst, GA; daughters Stephanie Williams (David) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Karen Morris of Thomson, GA; a step-daughter, Cynthia Black (Michael) of West Ashley, and 13 grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Cecil Morris (Loki).

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cooper River Baptist Church.


  • Mike and Karen Buckner says:

    Jerry will be sadly missed and our hearts go out to Marvaline during this terrible time. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We love you!

  • Carol Brown Hoyt says:

    Was saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are trusting God to see you through this time.

    Carol & Jim Hoyt

  • Olin F. Williams @ Russell F. Bennett says:


    Russell and I are sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. If we can do anything for you in the future, please let us know.

    With our love,
    Olin & Russell

  • Marie & John says:

    Marcy- Our hearts go out to you. We love the posted photo of the two of you- such sweet memories
    John and Marie

  • Marie & John says:

    Marvy – our hearts go out to you. We especially love the last photo – such sweet memories. You were both so precious and so much in love.
    Love always,
    John & Marie

  • Melanee Salley says:

    I sorry to hear about your loss. But I will keep you and your family in prayer he was a sweet person and I will always remember him

  • Carolyn LaBruce says:

    We all are so sad about Jerry. He was so pleasant and had funny comments
    to make us laugh. Jerry was a truly humble man and will be a handsome Angel.
    All my love to you and your family, Marvy.

    Carolyn and Art

  • Harriette and Raymond Ackerman says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Jerry’s going Home. May the Holy Spirit give you peace, comfort, and strength in the days ahead.

  • Tony morris says:

    my father was the greatest man anyone could know. He always was there for me when I needed someone. He was a hard working man sometimes too hard. He had a great personality and knew how to ease me when I needed it. I know he is in heaven with God. I watched my father change throughout the years and every time we would speak he would mention the lord. I am going to miss him very much. I can only hope to be half the man he was. Marvalene took great care of him and I know that she is hurt as well and I want to tell her that I love her and I am here for u if u ever need anything. He loved u and u were his security in his last days. We will miss u dad very much and we loveu.

  • Jean Morris says:

    Jerry’s death is going to leave a huge empty space in the lives of so many people. I know that my husband, Jim, will miss his daily phone conversations with his brother. Rest in peace Jerry. We will miss you.

  • Jack Manning says:

    My prayers are for Marvaline and Jerry’s family. I knew Marvaline as a teenager at Cooper River Baptist in North Charleston, SC. I’ve been away from the Charleston area for many years and have some rememberance of Jerry. Thanks for making me aware of his death.

  • Ann Conyers Cogburn says:

    My Prayers are with the family. I know Jerry will be missed. Jerry is my step brother and we have had some good times together. I will miss him. Wish I could be there with the family. I know he is in a better place with the Lord and without pain.

  • Carolyn Hartley says:

    Marvaline…. We are so sorry to hear about Jerry’s death. I know you are going to miss him, but have many precious memories through the years that you have shared together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Love you!

    Jesse and Carolyn

  • Jim Morris says:

    Sail on Bro, I hope you find all the answers.

  • Juergen says:

    I am so sorry to hear Jerry passed away. He was such a great man. I loved to talk to him when he came here and helped us around the buildings. We will miss him.
    Juergen, Zeltwanger, Co.

  • Robert Kistner says:

    Jerry you will be missed….your in good hands now..youu willbe missed

  • Karen A Morris says:

    Dear Daddy,

    I want you to know that I love you very much and I miss you dearly. I think about you everyday and remember all of our great memories together. I could not have asked for a better daddy. You are the best. I remember you pulling me and Tony on the rafts at the beach and you gave me the love for the beach….and I still love it to this day and every time I see the ocean it reminds me of you. I still feel you around me and can not wait to see you again. Daddy, just know how much I loved you and respected you and looked up to you. You always made me a better person. I love you and miss you so much daddy.

    Always your little girl….



    kisses and hugs all of my life