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DEACON ERNEST LEE MORTON, SR., son of the late Richard and Virginia Jones Morton, was born July 19, 1941 in Newark, NJ and departed this life September 4, 2018 in McGuire’s Veterans Hospital, Richmond, VA.

He later moved to Virginia  and was raised by his grandmother Laura and joined Jerusalem Baptist Church.

Ernest was a 1959 graduate of the former East End High School.  He joined the U.S. Airforce on December 27, 1961.

On February 13, 1964 he married the late Sarah Lee Feggins and to this union they were blessed with four children.

Ernest retired from the U.S. Airforce in September 30, 1986 after 26 years of service.  After which he became an entrepreneur and opened Morton’s Upholstery.

Ernest was a member of the Deacon and Trustee Board of Jerusalem Baptist Church, the Men’s Choir and the Senior Choir.  He was employed by the Mecklenburg County School Board as a bus driver in which he drove school bus for over 25 years.

In his spare time Ernest loved bowling and was a member of “The Guys and Dolls Bowling Club”, Henderson, NC.  His community involvements included being a member of the VFW Post #7166, American Legion, and a member of the Moose Lodge of South Hill, VA.

Ernest leaves to cherish four children- Jacque L. Morton-Moore and MacKevin E. (Wanda) Morton I, all of South Hill, VA; Ernest L. (Terry) Morton, Jr. of Lawrenceville, VA and Brenda J. Morton of Raleigh, NC: 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; 1 brother- James (Kathy) Williams, Clinton, MD; 1 sister- Belinda Cosby, Richmond, VA; 7 sisters-in-law, Alice Morton, Jackie Williams, Alice E. Sheppard, Grace (Clarence) Powell, Alma (Alfred) Jackson, Eunice (Howard) Alexander, and Vivian Alston; 2 Aunts- Mary Jane Simmons and Mary Eliza Alexander, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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  • Thursday, September 06, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Feggins FH
  • Friday, September 07, 2018
    Sincere and deepest sympathy to the family.
    ~ Mary Winckler   SOUTH HILL
  • Friday, September 07, 2018
  • Saturday, September 08, 2018
    I know your hearts are heavy currently but please accept my deepest sympathy. I wanted to share something with your family that was shared with me to help me copy with the loss of a loved one. This is it "Never forget your loved one is in the memory of our Heavenly Father, the one who promises to restore life to our loved ones in the resurrection (John 5:28 & 29). This hope was made possible by the God of love who sent his son to die for us (John 3:16). The resurrection of our loved ones tells us a lot about God's love and underserve kindness. What a joyous and delightful time it will be when the family and friends of Mr. Morton will welcome him back to life in the RESURRECTION. May the words of Hebrews 6:9-11 comfort all of Mr. Morton's family and friends.
    ~ Jasper S Perry   Warrenton, NC
  • Friday, September 07, 2018
    So very sorry to hear about your loss. My condolence to you and your family. It will be so wonderful when death is no more. Rev.21:3,4. And see them again on Earth in the future. Acts 24:15; Psalms 37: 11, 29 . What a comfort to know that God does not cause death at this time. Ecclasiastes 9:11. And in God's kingdom, Matthew 6:10 . Jesus will bring the dead back to life again on Earth and make a paradise here , in the future. Revelation 21:3,4 ; Isaiah 26:19; Psalms 37:11,29. I am praying for strength beyond normal for you, and comfort for you and your family. Please look up all scriptures and you will see all is true. For more comfort and all free. Here is a link to help :
    ~ Kathy   Graham, NC
  • Friday, September 07, 2018
    May God continue to strengthen and Bless the Family. The Jones and Woody Family.
    ~ Clara Jones & Family   Chase City, VA
  • Friday, September 07, 2018
    May God strengthen the family at this sad time. Our prayers are with you. Evette McGuire and Gaxton Elementary Staffand Faculty
    ~ Evette Mcguire   Gaston, NC
  • Friday, October 19, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez