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Mary Judkins Morris

Mrs. Mary Judkins Morris of Parker Avenue, South Boston died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at her residence at the age of 87.

Mrs. Morris was born in Halifax County on Sept. 12, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Mr. Tom Judkins and Mrs. Elizabeth Crews Judkins. She was married to the late Mr. Richard Morris and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Mrs. Mary Judkins Morris is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Delores McCargo and Ms. Sheila Morris, both of South Boston, and Mrs. Gayle Madlock of Portsmouth; four sons, Mr. Eugene Morris of Winston-Salem, Mr. Thomas Morris of Pomona, NY, Mr. Harry “Tree” Morris and Mr. Anthony Morris, both of Oakridge, TN; 20 grandchildren; one son-in-law, Mr. Grover Madlock; four daughters-in-law, Mrs. Mary Morris, Mrs. Karen Morris, Mrs. Gail Morris and Mrs. Don Morris; numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by one son, Mr. Chester Morris, and two sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Harris and Mrs. Effie Bailey.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Judkins Morris will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. with services at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Antonio Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2002 Parker Avenue, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston.