Donald Lee Morris
Donald Lee Morris blinked his eyes the morning of August 26, 2020, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., and immediately awoke in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Brother Don, as many called him, spent 57 years on this earth awaiting this moment, while enjoying God’s blessings of friends, church and family. Although he loved his family dearly, he was eager to be with God and would smile when he mentioned the “Rapture” and his hope of its coming. We mourn his loss; but take delight in the fact he’ll still see the Rapture, just from a different view.
Don was born to the late Daniel Joseph Morris and Helen Louise (Johnson) Morris, of Ellington, Mo., on March 19, 1963, in St Louis, Mo.
He spent his early years in Ellington, graduating high school and eventually achieving his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri in Rolla.
He was, of course, a life-long St. Louis Cardinal fan and Mizzou supporter.
Brother Don followed God’s call and was ordained as a minister July 21, 1990. He continued to spread the Gospel through interacting as a rural mail carrier for the USPS the past 13 years, while pastoring his beloved Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church the past 11 years.
Don was proceeded in death by his father, Daniel, and his best friend, Wylie Harmon.
He is survived by his mother, Helen Morris, of Ellington, Mo.; mother-in-law, Alice Harmon, of Rector, Ark., and loving wife of 17 years, Robin Annette Harmon Morris, who so lovingly called him “my handsome man!” and who he also loved dearly! Don also leaves daughters Harmony (Paxton) Lee and Toby (Kristin) Cook; sons Jeff Cook, Luke (Chelsea) Morris and Seth Morris; sisters, Kathy (Gary) Hart, Judy (Lou) Vasquez, Mary (Dwain) Beck, Linda (Steve) Low; and a brother, Danny (Michelle) Morris.
Brother Don played many roles to family and friends, but the highlight of his life was being PaPaw to his grandchildren, Isabella Morris, Noah Morris, Amelia Lee and Lorelai Lee.
A service will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation for the public will begin at 3 p.m., with services to follow at 4, with Dr. Adrian Parker and Bro. William Vangilder officiating.
Memorials can be made to the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Youth Fund.
We will miss his quiet voice, his patient smile, and his loving heart, but we take great comfort in the promise we’ll be reunited again, to spend eternity at the side of our Savior Jesus Christ and we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.