In Loving Memory

Gerald Leigh Morris, d. May 17, 2018



In Loving Memory

September 18, 1936 – May 17, 2018


Orange Beach, AL

Gerald Leigh Morris, age 81, a native of Portsmouth, Virginia, died peacefully at his home in Orange Beach on May 17, 2018.  He was a long-time resident of Stockton and Orange Beach, Alabama. 

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marilyn Gause Morris; two children, Eleanor Morris Weiss (Joshua Samuel Weiss) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Warren Gause Morris (Laura Priest Morris) of Suwanee, Georgia; and four grandchildren, Mary Amelia Weiss, Eleanor Anne Weiss, Thomas Gause Morris, and Laura Leigh Morris.  Survivors also include his sister, Marian Diemert Watts (Richard Gregory Watts) of Mobile and a nephew, Thomas Heath Watts.  He is preceded in death by his father, John Derwood Morris of Portsmouth, Virginia; his mother, Mavis Heath Diemert and a sister, Madeline Diemert Tew.

Gerald’s keen wit and sense of humor were a joy to all who knew him. His family and friends were a great source of comfort and pride to him, and his dedication to them was unwavering. 

Graveside services will be held at Stockton Memorial Cemetery on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Conner in Stockton.  The family asks that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P O Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or to The Presbyterian Home for Children, 905 Gertrude Michaels Drive, Talladega, Alabama 35160. Expressions of condolence may be offered at Hughes Funeral Home in Daphne, AL is assisting the family.


  1. Aimee Coleman Scott

    Dear Marilyn,

    I am so sorry to learn-of Jerry’s death. It brought to mind a story that Bubba told me about your son,Warren. It seems Bubba had been “babysitting” Warren one afteronn and Warren had been bad. Bubba said to Warren,”Haven’t you ever heard the word,obey?” To which, Warren replied,”Yes, and I don’t want to ever hear it again.” If you haven’t heard that story, I thought it might bring a smile. I’ve told it many times because it is so typical of little boys.

  2. Peggy DeVaney

    Marilyn and Family
    Sorry for your loss. Jerry was a “one of a kind guy” . My prayers and sympathies to you all.


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