---- — Gerald “Jerry” Morris, 65, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and formerly of Mt. Vernon, died 7:18 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, at Manatee County Hospital in Brandenton, Fla.
He was born June 29, 1947, in Atwook, Kan., the son of Gerald Eugene and Wilma Jean (Hawkins) Morris. He married Marcella White on Aug. 18, 2001, in Panama City, Fla.; she survives in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
In addition to his wife, Jerry is survived by two stepsons, David Pierce and wife Shanel of Keenes and Darren Pierce and wife Kris of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Barbara Miller and husband Robert of Texas; eight children; several grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
Jerry was a truck driver and a member of the Pentecostal faith.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Gale Breeze officiating. Interment will be at Harmony Cemetery in Jefferson County.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.