Jack Napoleon Morris Jr., 75, of New Britain, Conn., entered into eternal rest Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at the Amberwoods of Farmington. Jack was born on April 4, 1942, in Lynchburg, Va., and was the son of the late Jack N. Morris, Sr. and Outry (Panell) Morris.
Jack was a faithful member of Grace Church where he was also an honorary trustee and the golf team leader. He was vice president of the Stanley Senior Men’s Club
He graduated from Dunbar High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. Jack worked as an assembler and retired from General Motors after several years of dedicated service.
Jack leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife, Mrs. Eva Morris of New Britain; his three sons, Jack Napoleon Morris, III (Toni), and Jeffrey Morris, all of Madison Heights, Va., and Wilbert Thomas (Karen) of Rustberg, Va.; his three daughters, Debbie Morris-Tyndale (Travis) of Plainville, Conn., Donna Morris-Smith (Ron) of Hanover, Md., and Airelle McCray of New Britain; his 10 grandchildren, LaDavis (Jess), Amelia Tyndale, Andre, Marcus, Christopher Cameron, Vincent Morris (Isabella), and Anitra, Hazim and Jamauil Thomas, Amir McCray; two godchildren, Philip Gibson, Kyla Tartt and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Homegoing Celebration for Jack will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Spottswood A.M.E. Zion Church, 25 Crestwood Lane, New Britain, with the Rev. Thomas A. Mills Jr., Pastor, presiding. Burial with full military honors rendered by the U.S. Navy will be in the Veterans Spousal Section of Fairview Cemetery, 120 Smalley St., New Britain. The American flag will be presented to Mr. Morris’ wife, Eva. Relatives and friends may call at Spottswood A.M.E. Zion Church Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Professional Service of Comfort provided by the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain. To extend condolences to the Morris family or to share a memory of Jack, please visit shakerfuneralhome.com.