Everett Washington Morris, also known as “Zookie” was born May 5, 1938, to the late Estella Morris and Alfred Morris. He joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church and was baptized at an early age.
He attended Chesterfield County Public Schools and later enlisted in the United States Army, returning home with an honorable discharge. He was also a member of Pride of Hanover Lodge #264.
Everett Morris was a good person who would do anything he could for any body.
Zookie did not know much about sports, but his favorite football team was the Washington Redskins and he loved anything RedSkins. You made him happy when you gave him the simpliest things from a key ring to a jacket.
He was employed by Phillip Morris for 33 years and later worked for Hanover County and then Ukrops until they went out of business.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 56 years, Juan Morris, sons; Clifford King (Fredericka), Gary King, and Tony Waller, one daughter; Sylvia Nelson; Seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, five great, great grandchildren, one god child; Amani Woodson; three sisters, Mary Mines, Frances Woody and Dorothy Anderson (Jack), two sisters-in-law; Thelma Taylor, Baltimore, Maryland and Lucille Coleman of Richmond, Va., and a host of nieces, nephews (one devoted Anthony Woodson), cousins, other relatives and friends, three devoted; Jethro Carter, Deacon Thaddeus Jones and Oscar Crafton.
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