Howard Alfred Morris

October 29, 1926 - June 23, 2016

10/29/1926 - 06/23/2016

Past Services

Sunday June 26, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday June 27, 2016
Charity Neck United Methodist Church Cemetery
4080 Charity Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
757-426-5264 | Directions
Monday June 27, 2016
11:00 am

Howard Alfred Morris, 89, of Virginia Beach, VA passed away on June 23, 2016 at Currituck House, Moyock, NC. He was born on October 29, 1926 in Parkersburg, WV to Sam and Thelma Morris. He served in the US Navy in WWII and retired from the Federal Civil Service at Fort Story, VA.
Howard is survived by his wife, Ruby W. Morris; sons, Robert and Ron Morris; and daughter Donna Pace. He had 10 grandchildren, 17 great- grandchildren, and 1 great-great- grand child.
A visitation will be held Sunday, June 26 from 3-5pm at Church of Christ at Creeds located at 5550 Morris Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA. The funeral will be Monday, June 27 at 11am at the church with John Boyer, Minister, officiating.  Interment will be in Charity Neck UMC cemetery following the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Church of Christ at Creeds 5550 Morris Neck rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23457. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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David L Rhodes
7 years ago

Many thanks to God for the faith and service of Howard to so many over his life. I have fond memories of Howard and his long hours of work at the West Road Church of Christ doing all of the electrical work for free over many weeks. Plus he solved an electrical problem for me on my old Triumph TR6 junker! What a blessing to so many, a true servant of our Lord!

John Winstead
7 years ago

Howard Morris was a great friend and an example to me and for others of what it means to be a servant of our Lord Jesus Christ.
During the years we served together I came to appreciate Howards unwavering commitment to the work of the kingdom. He was a tireless doer of the work. He was an encourager. He was a leader. He was faithful. He was steady in his resolve. He was dependable. He was a volunteer. He was a recruiter. He was a teacher. He was uncompromising in his principles. He was a believer. He was a disciple.
It was a privilege to be his friend. I will always be thankful for his commitment to Christ and his church.

Becky Brinn
7 years ago

Dear All. So sorry for your lost. You should have comfort knowing he is now in a better place. Keith and Becky Brinn

Kim Smith
7 years ago

Michelle and Family, so very sorry to hear of the passing of the patriarch of your family. He was a loved man and will be missed by so many.

Pat (Ewell) Giancola
7 years ago

Dear Ruby, Donna, and family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Howard was a wonderful person who will be sorely missed. His light will ALWAYS shine. May God bless you always.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Pat (Ewell) and Joe Giancola

Dr. Mitchell Miller
7 years ago

I had the privilege of caring for Howard for over 30 years. He was an incredibly positive person, even in the face of failing health. He was amazingly dedicated to his lovely bride Ruby, and his primary purpose in life was to be sure that she was always well cared for and always came first. Watching the two of them interact was a model for all to witness.

I will miss his infectious smile and endless enthusiasm for life. We have lost an outstanding man.

My very best to Ruby and all of the Morris and Pace family. Thank you for letting me a part of his wonderful life.

Christina Caldwell
7 years ago

My Uncle Howard. Growing up we visited some and had a wonderful time, I wrote him and Aunt Ruby often. As I got older, Bob and I would go visit. He was always so excited to see us. He would take Bob to see his garden and then sit in his covered porch or living room and chat for hours. One of the times we stopped he took us to a war plane museum. So neat- he loved taking us to see things. The last time we visited at his home was when Cam was born. We knew he was starting to forget things, but wanted them to meet Cam. The last time I got to visit was last summer. We stopped in at the Nursing home and when he saw us he smiled so big and the staff said they thought maybe he remembered us for a second. Uncle Howard always came home for yearly reunions until they just couldn’t physically make it. He was so kind, cheerful, friendly, and Godly. Even the last time we saw him, he may not of remember us much, but he was full of smiles, kind words, and laughter.
Give grandpa and grandma a big hug for me Uncle Howard. Enjoy your peace in Heaven. ❤️

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