Essie Mae Benefield Morris, age 95, died Sunday, February 23, 2020, at her residence in Aberdeen. She was born October 25, 1924, to Herbert Benefield and Verona Guinn Benefield in Alabama. She was a life long resident of Monroe County where she was a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Gretta Jean Byrd of Aberdeen, MS; two sons, E.C. Morris of Aberdeen, MS, and Johnny Morris (Brenda) of Smithville, MS; one brother, Johnny Benefield of Alabama; ten grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene Morris; two sons, Tommy Lee Morris and Jerry Morris.
Aberdeen, MS Monroe County, MS
Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes is officiating.
Burial will be in Hatley Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:30 until service time, Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.