Deeply committed to his grandfather’s teachings, Jimmy considered himself fiduciary of the Morris “brand” and Joe Morris’ legacy, vowing to honor the vision, values and distinguished business acumen which had been entrusted to him. Like his grandparents, Joe & Mamie Morris, Jimmy had a strong desire to enhance, enrich and empower his community and the lives of those around him. He believed the way to do that was through service.
Serving families across Marlboro County with dignity, honor and compassion was never a “job.” Jimmy considered it his personal responsibility and privilege to serve families who chose to entrust their loved ones to Morris Funeral Home. He cared very deeply about all who mourned and whose hearts were heavy with grief.
He was equally compassionate about the living, and worked to improve the lives and conditions of those within his community, including offering himself as a public servant--the first African-American since Reconstruction to have been appointed to a State Board in Marlboro County (Social Services Board, 1968) and to have been elected to Bennettsville City Council in 1971 (served 2 terms).
Jimmy believed that if you “train up a child in the way he should go, when he is old, he will not depart from it.” He and (the late) Shirley J. McLeod were blessed with four children: Tracey, Mia, Erica and Jimmy, Jr. At the time of his passing in 2011, Jimmy had invested more than 40 years of his life into Morris Funeral Home and today, Joe Morris’ legacy is just as alive and strong as it was 100 years ago!
HistoryHaving been deeply rooted in and committed to this community for the past 100 years, the Morris Funeral Home Family is proud to continue a legacy of courteous, professional service with the dignity, honor and compassion that defines and distinguishes the Morris “brand.”
With our community’s continued prayers and support, Morris Funeral Home of Bennettsville looks forward to celebrating life and serving families across Marlboro County for many more generations to come.