The Outer Banks Voice – James H. Morris, Jr. of Elizabeth City, April 15

James H. Morris, Jr. of Elizabeth City, April 15

By Story submitted on April 18, 2022

James Howard Morris, Jr., 75, of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, died Friday, April 15, 2022 at his home. Born in Newport News, Virginia on September 16, 1946, the son of the late James Howard Morris and Claudia Clark Morris, he served his country honorably in the United States Army. After his military service, he worked in construction and sales until his retirement. Mr. Morris was a Mason and a member of Great Bridge Lodge #257 and a Fellow of the American Society of Safety Professionals.

He is survived by one son, James Howard Morris, III (Colleen) of Austin, TX; two sisters, Judy Wallace (Jimmy) of Elizabeth City, NC and Joan Metzger of Camden, NC; one brother, John Morris (Shirley) of Hertford, North Carolina; a half-brother, Leslie Morris; two grandchildren, James Howard Morris, IV of MI and Sean Kyle Morris (Cynthia) of VA; and seventeen nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Jeannette Johnstone, and two brothers, Joseph Morris and Andrew Morris.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022 at the Twiford Memorial Chapel. The service will be streamed live at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 serves the Morris family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mid-Atlantic Christian University, 715 N. Poindexter Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or William Clarence Jackson VFW Post #6060, 1433 N. Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Online memorial condolences can be sent to family at To plant a tree in memory of Mr. Morris, please visit