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James C. Morris, Sr.

April 24, 1943 ~ June 10, 2020 (age 77)

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Mr. James Cleveland Morris Sr. (Big Jake), 77, of Birmingham, Alabama, transitioned on June 10, 2020. 

James was born in Ashburn Georgia on April 24,1943 to Frank Sr. and Jessie Morris. He was the youngest of two siblings. He attended Birmingham City Schools and lived in Birmingham all of his adult life. Big Jake, worked at American Cast Iron and Pipe for 36 1/2 years and retired in January 2005.  Big Jake, loved to go fishing and would take anyone that wanted to tag along.  He had a big heart and he never met a stranger. Often times, when working, he would go to work early just talk to his work buds before he started his shift. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He leaves to carry on his "big heart" , his phenomenal wife of 52 years Lubrenda Morris. Six children, Mildred Morris, Jessie Morris, Gabriel Morris, Karen Morris, Angela ( Seth) Jones, James C.Jr.,( Angela) Morris. Four grandchildren, Jeremy Morris, Markell Jones, Ashton Jones and Aaron Morris.

Big Jake, was  preceded in death by Frank Sr., Jessie Morris and his one sibling Frank Morris Jr.

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June 12, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dante Jelks Funeral Home LLC.
4904 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222

Funeral Service
June 13, 2020

12:00 PM
Dante Jelks Funeral Home LLC.
4904 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222

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