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Mr. John Russell Morrison, was born in Iredell County on April 29, 1945 and was the son of the late Clinard H. and Margaret Long Morrison. His birth mother was Jennie Mae Nesbit. He departed this life on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at his residence.
He was educated in the Iredell County School system and was employed as a mail processor at the United States Postal Service, where he retired. Mr. Morrison was a volunteer for The Meals on Wheels. He also was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church Men’s Bible Study and an assistant Sunday School teacher. John was a member of the American Morgan Post 217, the Marine Corp League and he was also a Purple Heart Recipient.
He leaves to remember and cherish the blessing of his life, his wife, Lola Whittington Morrison of the home; his daughters, Regenia Morrison-Skinner, Trevis (Jermaine) Morrison, Alisa (Michael) Urrutia Patterson, Alana Urrutia, and Paige Morrison; his stepdaughter, Meliza “Lisa” Gillespie; his brothers, Franklin (Brenda ) Nesbit, Ronald Nesbit, and James Whittington; his sisters, Bertha N. Brown and Priscilla Bonds; twelve grandchildren; great grandchildren; special friends, Chuck and Charlene Elliot, and David Brotherton; a host of other relatives, cousins, and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted on Sunday, January 9, 2020, at First Baptist Church, Statesville at 2:00 p.m. Reverend J. W. Brunson will officiate and burial will follow on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the National Cemetery (Mountain Home Cemetery), 215 Heroes Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee.
Mr. Morrison will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times and will also assemble locally at the home of his daughters, Regenia and Trevis, on Sylvia Street.
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