Johnnie Mitchell Morris

Johnnie Mitchell Morris

Waverly, VA
02.25.1946 - 02.26.2018

Johnnie Mitchell Morris, affectionately known as “Papa”, passed away peacefully Monday, February 26, 2018 at his home. Born on February 25, 1946, he was a son of the late Harold Gordon Morris and Alice Roe Morris. He retired in 1998 after driving for nearly 30 years, covering over 40 states during his career. Papa shared his love for his Lord and Savior by serving his community. His first love was always his family, for whom he spent countless hours teaching, nurturing, mentoring…..loving! Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, James Elton Morris.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, D’ann Morris; his sons, Patrick Morris and wife Cathy, and Scott Morris and wife, Trish; grandchildren, Zach, Caitlin, Raven, Makayla, and Calob; brother, Gordon Morris as well as numerous extended family and friends, especially his faithful friends at Waverly Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 2, 2018 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel from 6 to 8pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Waverly Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 583, Waverly, VA 23890. Condolences may be posted at

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R.W. Baker & Co. funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Hwy.
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States


Dearest Patrick, cathy, zach, caitlin, and Dee. My heart is with you always and especially during this time of heartbreak. I don't need to tell you how special Papa was, but I will tell you everyone he met loved him. God bless his home going as I know we will see this beautiful man again. Much love, Eddie and Rose

Rose Atkins Stalnaker

Our Dearest Dee, Patrick and Cathy, Scott and Trish, Zack and Caitlin,
Our hearts break with you over the home going of Mitch. There are lots of good memories with Mitch and we are going to dearly miss him. Another empty chair at the holidays... We rejoice with you that Mitch is HOME! He is no longer suffering and He sits at the feet of Our Lord and Savior.
Know that we love you and if there is anything we can do for you all Please let us know. There is a day coming that the circle will no longer be broken. We will all be together with Jesus. Love you all!!!!

Mark and Anne Harrell and Family

Dear Dee .sons and families
Mitch will be greatly missed by those who loved him.
My prayers are for comfort and peace for the families to learn the new norm of living with out him.
May ur many memories with him bring u comfort
And a sense of peace in ur loss .
Mitch ur home ! Rest high on that mountain ! Bc u have run ur race with preseverence and endurance
And have now rec ‘d the crown of life Jesus Christ promised His followers .
May The God of all
Peace comfort ur hearts .
His spirit lives on in each of you , as u continue to share his name often . And his impact on ur lives will be remembered for years to come .
Faye Mattox


Faye Mattox

Patrick & Cathy and family: We are sadden to hear of the news of the loss of your father. May it comfort you to know friends are thinking of you and keeping your family in thought and prayers during this time.

Scott & Desiree Bernardo

Patrick and Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gail Seay

D, Patrick and Scott. On behalf of myself and my family I'd like to express the deep sorrow at the loss of Mitch. Though over the years time and distance created not as much contact as I'd of like to have had with Mitch and you guys, there is and has always been very fond memories of Mitch. I know the impact he had on myself and my family as a young man was enormous. Teaching us how too drive, the value of hard work and being kind. The lessons in which he imparted on us are too numerous to write here but will always be remembered. His sense of humor and that infectious laugh will always be remembered. I had to chuckle the other day when I thought of the last time I saw him in Waverly health care. I made some comment about his cell phone and the antiquity of it. He still managed to grin and say "alright now, don't be talking about my phone" Rest in peace Mitch God knows you've earned your wings!

walter Joyner

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