HENDERSON — Maurice Edward Harrison Sr., 78, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at his residence in Henderson, North Carolina. He was born on Dec. 4, 1942, to the parentage of the late James Adam Harrison and Betty Taylor Harrison.

He was educated in the Vance County Public Schools and was a graduate of Henderson Institute. At an early age he professed his faith in Jesus Christ and joined Welcome Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson, North Carolina, where he remained a faithful member until his health declined.

Morris as he was known to everyone was very outgoing and was a stranger to no one. His personality was just as big as his heart. He loved his cars and he loved driving his truck. You could find him every morning at Bojangles laughing and talking with his buddies. He was a long-distance truck driver for over 50 years. There wasn’t a road that Morris didn’t travel

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara M. Harrison; one sister, Betty H. Gregory; and a grandson, Lamond C. Alston.

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Maurice E. Harrison Jr. of the home, and Kelvin W. Harrison of Henderson; one daughter, Cynthia Fogg of Henderson; one brother, James Anderson Harrison (Carolyn) of Raleigh; one uncle, Morris Taylor of Williamsboro; and one brother-in-law, Harry Gregory of Henderson; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Gloria Perry known as ‘’Porky’’ to Morris; longtime friends Arthaniel “Doc” Marrow, Rayford Marrow, Ricky Davis, and Jesse Adams; and a host of nieces ,nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends.

Maurice will be greatly missed and will remain in our hearts and forever in our memories.

Viewing will be held at Baskerville Funeral Home Chapel at 104 S. Chestnut St., Henderson, on Friday, March 26, 2021, from noon to 6 p.m.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Henderson.

Remember to follow state and CDC guidelines, service is limited to 50 people and to practice social distancing of 6 feet along with face covering and good handwashing.

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