William Fritzwell Morris, age 77, born Nov. 23, 1942 in Foley, Alabama to John S. and Mary Morris, died Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Brennity in Daphne. He is survived by his darling wife of fifty-eight years, Glenda L. Morris, their two daughters and their husbands, Lynn (Jim) Parmer and Scarlet (Hamilton) Weatherford, all of Bay Minette, Alabama. His five grandchildren; Ashleigh (Keith) Bertolla, Josh (Megan) Parmer, Sarah (Vernon) Johnson, Lindsey Weatherford, and Hamp Weatherford of Bay Minette, Alabama. Two great grandchildren, Gavin and Lucy Bertolla, also of Bay Minette, Alabama. Siblings; Joseph Morris of Bay Minette, Lillie Clark of Bay Minette, Rosemary Meek of St. Charles, Missouri, Tom Morris of Wasilla, Alaska, and sister-in-law, Gloria Ryan of Bay Minette. He is also survived by his life-long friend and employee, James F. Bryars. He is proceeded in death by his parents, John S. and Mary Morris; brothers, John Jr., Virgil, and Gus Morris; and sister, Violet Booth.
William always helped in civic organizations, including Kiwansis and Stockton Civic Club. He was a vital part of the Bay Minette First Assembly soup kitchen, where he cooked and delivered warm meals every Monday for three years. He loved delivering the food and praying with those who would let him. He shared his gratefulness to God with everyone he met. He had such a giving heart and was always willing and ready to help anyone in need. He always said, “You can never out-give God.” He was a contractor with FEMA for more than twenty years, where he received a commendation by the government for his outstanding service to families in need. This enabled he and his family to travel to many new places while also getting to do something he loved. His wife, Glenda, was often his travel partner on these trips and together they traveled all over the United States. His favorite places to travel to were Maine and Wyoming. After retiring he loved working his farm, “Morris Farm” in Stockton, Alabama. He raised cattle and loved to share the farm with everyone. He and his family hosted many happy galas and even had the reality show, Sweet Home Alabama film there. He worked tirelessly to make sure that anyone who came to the farm felt the warmth and love that he showed to everyone. His life was a testimony filled with kindness and generosity. He will be greatly missed by so many but, his family is rejoicing in the fact that he is whole again and with his Lord and Savior.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church with Reverend Chester Clark, Sister Helen Stewart and Jim Parmer officiating. Burial will follow at the Alabama State Veterans Cemetery in Spanish Fort at 12:30 p.m.
Pall bearers are Hamp Weatherford, Joshua Parmer, Vernon Johnson, Keith Bertolla, Joe Purdom, and James Bryars.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Gideon International for Bibles, Baldwin North Camp, P.O. Box 1384, Bay Mientte, AL 36507
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