On Tuesday, April 21, 1942, Annie Belle and the late John Morris (Johnny Boy) gave birth to Gilbert Steven “Ty” Morris, in White Stone, VA. On Monday, February 12, 2018, at his residence, God whisped softly in his ear and gave him rest. After the family moved to Colonial Beach, VA he received his education from the Westmoreland County Public School System. At an early age, Ty joined the First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, VA. Ty was united in Holy Matrimony to the love of his life the late Joyce (Hayes) Morris on August 5th, 1989. From this union, God blessed them with three wonderful children Andrea Hogan (Mushie), Gilbert Hayes (Bam Bam) and Tirrell Morris (Buddy). During his time of employment, he worked various labor positions within the Union. In 1984 Ty was employed by the Naval Surface Weapons Center Dahlgren Division, where he worked diligently until he retired in 2007.

Ty was an original “trash talker” he was quick on his feet and would always try to get you before you got him. One of his famous sayings was “Hold tight.” Anyone that knew Ty knew that his grandchildren were his pride and joy. During his time of illness, his granddaughter Jaleesa Hayes was his daily caregiver. We nicked named her “the CNA” she took exceptional care of him daily. Everyday when she walked in the house, his famous words were “ Hey Fat Jaws, what you bring me good to eat.” When he could no longer drive; she would take him for a daily ride, he would look over and tell her “ride me until I sweat.” As she would leave, she would say “ see you later pops and his reply would always be; alright now, take care of yourself and “lock me in.”

In his free time, Ty loved to travel back home to White Stone VA to purchase fresh fish, watching old westerns, and sitting in the living room listening to music. He also enjoyed hunting and tending to his yard. He would take his daily trips to the Beach telling us, “ I’m going down my momma house. He was a hard worker and full of life. He would always tell his children and grandchild, I worked hard all my life for you all.

Loving family that processed him in death was his wife Joyce Morris, father John Morris, two brothers John Morris (Pee Lee) and Larry Morris. One Sister Grenda Morris (Gwen). Grandchildren: Jamell West, Cynthia Gray (Lil Cindy) and Gregory Gray. Nephew Larry Morris JR (Stank).

Ty leaves his legacy and memory to be cherished by: His mother Annie Belle Morris, Colonial Beach, VA. Five Children: Andrea Hogan, Gilbert (Renita) Hayes and Tirrell Morris, of King George, VA; Julia Jackson, Greenbelt, MD and Cynthia Gray, Washington, DC. Sixteen grandchildren: Jaleesa Hayes, Shavanta (Tae) Hayes, Ariyonna Morris, Jordan Greer, Quoryanna, Keondre, Shaquan and Brittany Hayes. Antonio, Issac, Shawnta, Paris, Gilbert, Julia, Phillip and Latasha Gray. Fifteen Great-grandchildren. Siblings: Raymond (Phyllis) Morris, King George, VA; Maxine Wilson, Woodbridge, VA; Edna Louise Ballard, Durham, North Carolina and Barbara Morris, Temple Hills, MD. A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends he loved dearly. Special friend and “Partner in Crime” Maurice Davis.