James Matthew Morton
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sons, Michael and Tracy Morton and Tywan Williams; four brothers, Willie Miller, Russell II, Arthur William (Margaret) and Fred and two sisters, Mary Louise (Robert) Foster and Annie Marie Bedford.
He is survived by his wife, Valerie Morton; sons, Carnell (Leslie), Victor Alexander (Tania), Cyrus Shuford (Selene), James Jr. (Sheila), Matthew Hancock and Shelton Morton; one daughter, Makida Mitchell; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Douglass Morton (Rosa); one sister, Florence Lockett; two brothers-in-law, Keith Williams (Maylen) and Terrell Williams (Nicole); eight sisters-in-law, Belinda Smalls (Anthony), Rendessa Capers (William), Linda Williams, Cynthia Rodriquez (Steve), Cassandra Murphy (Desmond), Melvina Morton, Rosa Morton and Gladys Morton; special great-nephew, L.J. Morton, whom we babysat from three months old until the present; closest friends, Mattie Robinson of Washington, D.C., Helen Marie Davis, Marian Bolden, Arthur Peterson and Tim Elliott; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m. at St. Louis Baptist Church Cemetery in Charlotte Court House. Public viewing will begin on Friday, July 16, from noon until 7 p.m., at the funeral home in Brookneal.
Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Brookneal.