Ms. Jessica F. Morris passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke A. M. E. Church, 2709 N. 25th Street, Tampa, FL. 33605, with the Reverend Dr. Mel Harris, Pastor of Destiny Baptist Church, Officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ms. Morris was a native of Tampa, Florida, and a resident of Tampa for more than sixty years. She was born on September 9, 1961, to Charles Morris, Sr, and Nettie Morris. She attended Jefferson High School, graduating with the Class of 1979. While attending Jefferson High School, Jessica joined the newly created gospel choir. After high school she became a founding member of the Tampa Philharmonic Choir under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Nathaniel B. Hill. She worked as a Veterinarian Tech at Wolf Animal Hospital for many years, and she loved the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
She was preceded in death by: her siblings, Diane Taylor, and Charles Morris, Jr.; and beloved aunt, Jessie Davis.
She leaves to cherish her memory: nephew, Rawn Cosby Sr.; nieces, Shannon Williams (Greg), Erma Morris, and Charlene Andrew (Daniel); great nieces and nephews, Brittany, Rawn Jr., Jalen, Jordyn, Kaleb, Jasmyn, Chloe, Chyann, Cleveland III, Colleen, and Daniel Jr.; great great nieces and nephews, Cameron, Summer, Kobe, Rawn III, and Nash; aunt, Amanda Fulcher; devoted cousins, Rose Taylor (Reverend Raymond), Brenda Siplin (Anthony), Fred Davis, Jackie Blanton (Emma), Eugene Morton (Joyce Ann), Edwina Archibald, Ursula Salih, Elsia Bristole, Edward Jr, Tina Gadson, and Cherie Griffin; God children, Krysten Walker, Mia McCoy, Marc McCoy, and Jordan Wortham; lifelong friends, Sonja McCoy (Vince), Kim Walker, Gregory Mitchell (Beverly), Anthony Arnold, Reverend Dr. Nathaniel Hill (Bernie), and Carolyn Stover; brother and sister in Christ, Therman Wortham (Artis); and a host of other grieving relatives and friends.
The visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606. MASK RECOMMENDED.