Cover photo for James Morris's Obituary
James Morris Profile Photo
1948 James 2022

James Morris

November 7, 1948 — June 22, 2022

Brandon, MS

James L. Morris, 73, passed way on June 22,2022, surrounded by his loving family after a short illness with Alzheimer’s. A memorial celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Crossgates United Methodist Church were he was a life long member. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with the memorial service to follow at 11:00 AM. Ott & Lee Funeral Home and Crossgates United Methodist Church will oversee the arrangements.

Born on November 7, 1948 to the late Edgar and Vella Morris, James spent his high school years in Grenada where he graduated from John Rundle High School. He attended Holmes Junior College where he played football, baseball and ran track. He then attended Mississippi State University where he received a degree in Civil Engineering. James proudly served his country as a member of Army Reserve for 6 years.

Mr. Morris worked in the construction industry for many years, eventually starting his own business, ProCon, Inc. He and his wife of 42 years, Sandra Tipton Morris, settled in Brandon, Mississippi in 1981. James loved the City of Brandon and its citizens. He become involved in politics, serving as Alderman-At-Large for 24 years. He enjoyed hunting, hanging out with his grandchildren, and cheering on Mississippi State.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his son, Jake Adam Morris and sister, Willie Rice. Besides is wife Sandra, he is survived by his daughter Lana Morris Hartzog, her husband Chad and their two beautiful children, Jake Michael and Jillian James. Special family member Missy Fischer, her husband James and their daughters Ava and Adriana. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Doris Honeycutt, his sisters Clydean McHann, Nellie (Sha) Caldwell, Judy Lundy, Jody Duncan, Deb Speiro and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to Heart of Hospice, 1675 Lakeland Drive #407, Jackson, MS 39216 or Crossgates United Methodist Church, 23 Crossgates Drive Brandon, MS 39042.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Morris, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, July 2, 2022

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

Crossgates United Methodist Church

21 Crossgates Dr, Brandon, MS 39042

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Crossgates United Methodist Church

21 Crossgates Dr, Brandon, MS 39042

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 51

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree