James Wilbert Morris, Sr.
Wilbert Morris, Sr., 91, of Stanardsville, Virginia
passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at the University
of Virginia Hospital. He was born November 16, 1923
in Rockingham County to the late Jesse James Morris
and Vergie Roach Morris.
Mr. Morris proudly served our country in the
United States Army during World War II. He was a
loving husband, kind father and fantastic
grandfather who enjoyed his life to the absolute
fullest. He loved to work and spent a lot of his
time gardening and farming.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Marie Roach
Morris; two daughters, Jannie M. Morris Greiman and
her husband, Larry and Gloria Faye Shifflett and her
husband, Oliver “Dickie”; son, James W. Morris, Jr.;
granddaughter, Priscilla Faye Shifflett; brother,
Theodore Lebert Morris and his wife, Glenda; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in
death by his brothers, Jerome Morris and Albright
The family would like to thank Dr. Duani and
staff, UVA 6th floor, 3rd
floor UVA Hospice and the staff of Ryan Funeral Home
for their care and compassion.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, July
3, 2015 at 11:00 am at Middle River Pentecostal
Church Cemetery with John and Hattie Mary Shifflett
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, Virginia is
handling the arrangements.