Alfred Morrison, age 87, of Ellenboro, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Alfred was born Friday, August 16, 1935 in Rutherford County to the late Flay Morrison and Celia Toney Morrison. He was a graduate of Ellenboro High School, class of 1954 and served honorably in the U.S. Army. He worked as a supply clerk for thirty-two years at Burlington Industries before retirement. Alfred was a faithful member of Victory Baptist Church and loved his church family. He served on the Cemetery Committee and the Building and Grounds Committee for many years. You could always find Alfred at the church working on or fixing something. He also enjoyed fishing, craftwork, welding and motorcycling.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Sherry Morrison, Marsha Street and a sister, Hazel Bright.
Those left to cherish fond memories include his loving wife of forty-nine years, Virginia Wilson Morrison; son, Shannon Morrison (Dawn) of Ellenboro; brothers, Hicks Morrison of Mooresboro and Carl Morrison (Susan) of Rutherfordton; sisters Brenda Goforth of Duncan’s Creek and Mary Ann Jones of Ellenboro and an aunt, Jeanette Norville of Union Mills. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Tucker Morrison, Savannah Morrison, Matthew Wellman, Johnathon Wellman, Elizabeth Goode and six great-grandchildren, Sharon, Ben, Gracie, Abigail, Jaxon and Michael.
The funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 pm on Friday, February 24th at Victory Baptist Church in Ellenboro with Reverend Johnny McCarty officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard will follow the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church.
Memorial donations are requested to Victory Baptist Church, 531 Soco Gap Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.