Obituary: Charles “Sonny” Morrison

Charlie Hines “Sonny” Morrison was born to the late Addie Mae Morrison and Charlie Harris of Hamlet, N.C. on July 7, 1948.

He was called home on Jan. 12, 2015 at Richmond Pines Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Charles "Sonny" Morrison

Charles “Sonny” Morrison

He attended Richmond County Schools and later received a degree in mechanics from Richmond Technical College. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1967 in which he served and completed two tours of duty stationed in Germany. After leaving the Army, he then enlisted in the Army Reserves until 1991. He then worked his civilian life as a driver for Waste Management for 17 years after which he then retired due to illness.

During the time he was an enlisted soldier he met and married the late Joanne Smith Morrison in 1974 and from that union they had 3 children.

He leaves to cherish his fond and loving memories, four children, Deboria Smith (Kevin), Crystal Morrison, Sharon Morrison, and Charlie Morrison, III (Natalie) all of Hamlet, six grandchildren, Shaquille and Justin Smith of Hamlet, Tavaress and Tamia Morrison of Hamlet, Cheyanne Buckley-Morrison of Wadesboro and Nkozi Foust of Burlington; four sisters-in-law, Bernice Martin and Patricia Russell of Hamlet, Joyce Smith of Rockingham, Barbara Mims of Augusta Ga.; a “special daughter,” Ethel Martin; a “special grandson,” Jessie Williams Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor John A. Jackson officiating.  A public viewing will take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Nelson Funeral Home in Hamlet.

The family is being served by Nelson Funeral Home in Hamlet.


Paid obituary

The Pee Dee Post
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Filed in: Obits

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