Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Roxie Virginia Morris, beloved daughter of the late Mannon and Ella Townsend, was born on April 8, 1937 in Horntown, Virginia. She transcended from labor to reward on July 8, 2022.
Roxie was educated in Accomack County, Virginia. She accepted Christ into her life at an early age and joined Tabernacle Baptist Church in Horntown, Virginia. Roxie was a faithful servant for the Lord until her health began to decline. She was a consecrated Deaconess and sang on the Pastors Aide Choir.
In September of 1955, Roxie met Calvin Lee Morris, from this union five beautiful daughters blossomed. Roxie lived a blessed life and was very spoiled. First by her husband, then her children, and grandchildren, none of whom she played about. Roxie was an extraordinary cook and would let you know quickly that Patti’s pies had nothing on her pies. Roxie was full of knowledge and fight and although sickness seemed to follow her all her life she never allowed it to get her down. She believed if God brought her to it, He would carry her through it. Often times you would hear her say “So many times, the Lord sure made a way for me.”
Roxie was preceded in death by her parents, Mannon and Ella Townsend; daughter, Lesa Morris White; great-granddaughters, Tyonna Morris and Mikayla Hall; sons-in-laws, Tyrone Hall and Rodney Turner; siblings, John Lee, Walter, Oscar, James, Clarence, Hattie, Pearl, Lillie, and Althea.
Left to carry the baton to this race called life is her husband of sixty-six years, Calvin Lee Morris of New Church, VA; children, Carolyn (Nerville) Hinmon of New Church, VA, Deborah Hall of New Church, VA, Delores (Lamont) Henry of Temperanceville, VA, Leslie (William) Holden of New Church, VA, and Corey (Lauranetta) Morris of Laurel, DE; grandchildren, Nicole (Greg) West of Delmar, MD, Kevin Hall of New Church, VA, Benny (Mernita) Henry, Jr. of Fayetteville, NC, Labline Henry of Temperanceville, VA, Myesha Hinmon of Accomac, VA, Treyvon Morris of Washington, DC, Tyreik Morris of Atlantic, VA, and Randy Nock of Wattsville, VA; thirty-one great-grandchildren; twelve great, great-grandchildren; siblings, Hazel (Earl) Marshall and Annie Mae Jenkins; sisters-in-law, Catherine Townsend and Annette Townsend; son-in-law, Stephan White; telephone buddies and friends, Deaconess Dorothy Cropper and Tomisha Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.