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GRAVESIDE FUNERAL SERVICE:
Sunday, March 7, 2021
2:00 Post Meridian
Islandton, South Carolina 29929
As a result of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and in conjunction with guidance from the office of the Governor for the State of South Carolina as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Washington’s Funeral Home endeavors to promote social distancing. We ask that you would please wear facial masks during the graveside service. The family thanks you in advance for your prayers and considerations during this difficult time.
2 Corinthians 5:1 “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a buildingof God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”
Deacon Olden Morris was born in Hampton County of South Carolina to the late Mr. Hallie and Mrs. Trudy Mae Morris on April 10, 1946. He was called from his earthly labor to heavenly reward on Wednesday, March 03, 2021 at the Colleton Medical Center, Walterboro, SC.
Deacon Morris was educated in the Hampton County Public Schools and was a 1969 graduate of the former North District Training School of Varnville, SC.
He was a faithful and dedicated member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Varnville, SC, where he served as Chairman of Deacon Board. Olden received the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance at Lively Stone Temple Apostolic Church in Islandton, SC.
Deacon Morris retired from the Hampton County Public Works Department, where he was a supervisor and Heavy Equipment Operator. Deacon Morris was very well known for his anointed voice in Gospel music, specifically quartet. He was the lead singer for the Mighty Imperials, The Gospel Keys, and the Gospel Stars of Joy. His gifted and anointed vocals led him to become the recipient of the Jackie L. Cook Gospel Inspiration Music Award through the Arnold Fields Endowment, and the Servants Heart Award.
Olden was a man that wore many hats who was a loving and caring provider for his girls.
Deacon Olden Morris was preceded in death by his former wife, Lois Williams Morris; one sister, Lilly M. Morris; one brother, Frankie L. Morris; and many others.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Pastor Gloria B. Morris, and his lovely daughter, Pastor Glotavia Morris both of the home; Adopted grandchildren: Honesty Smith, Robert Smith, Jr. and James Smith all of Varnville, SC; One brother, Willie Dee Morris of Augusta, GA; Two sisters, Rosa Lee (Deacon Junior Lee) Smalls of Varnville, SC and Mary Ann Morris of Brooklyn, NY; Sisters-in-law: Missionary Plandy Morris of Varnville, SC, Vermell Morris of Estill, SC, Rosa “Pye” Morris of Fairfax, SC, Evangelist Carrie Capers, Mary A. Buckner, and Darelene Buckner all of Islandton, SC; Brothers-in-law: Deacon Cornelius (Nancey) Buckner of Islandton, SC, Elder James Davis of Walterboro, SC, and Rev. W. Geddis; Seven godchildren: Linda Smalls, Hope Grant, Antonio Murray, Tony Murray, Michael Murray, Olivia Murray, and A’Lexis James; Devoted nephews: Shane Buckner and Donell Brabham, both of Islandton, SC and Christopher Davis of Atlanta, GA; Devoted helpers: John Edwards and Ronald Buckner; A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and a host of other children that respected and loved him enough to call him “daddy” and/or “pops.”
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