PAWTUCKET - Peter G. Morris, Sr., 89, of Parkview Drive, died Thursday, November 17, at home. He was the husband of Alice (Barros) Morris and the late Arlene O. (Henderson) Morris.
Born in Mathews County, VA, a son of the late Milton Morris, Sr. and Carrie (Allen) Morris, he was a resident of Pawtucket for over seventy years.
He worked in Maintenance for Rhode Island Industries for over fifty years.
Mr. Morris was a very active member of the Union Baptist Church, Pawtucket, and the NAACP. He was honored by the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce for his commitment to community service, and was instrumental in the hiring of the first African-American Police Officers and Firefighters in the City of Pawtucket.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Geraldine Sasser of Atlanta, GA; four stepdaughters, Valerie Yarborough of Memphis, TN, Lisa Wright, and her husband Jeffery, of Quincy, MA, Karen Augustin, and her husband Schiller, of Randolph, MA, and Andrea Monteiro, and her husband John, of Randolph, MA; eleven grandchildren, Dawn Foster, and her husband Drubayn, Tonya Banks, Ernest Baldwin, Jr., John Yarborough, Lenise Horner, Justin Wright, Schiller Augustin, Jr., Stephen Augustin, Shari Augustin, Audrianna Monteiro, and Jonathan Monteiro. He was the father of the late Peter G. Morris, Jr., and the brother of the late Milton Morris, Jr., Alvin Morris, Frances Kenan, Katherine Jones, and Ruby Francis.
His funeral will be held Wednesday, November 30, at 11:00 a.m. in Union Baptist Church, 50 Lupine Street, Pawtucket. Burial, with military honors, will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the church, Tuesday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., and Wednesday morning from 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to Home & Hospice Care of R.I., 1085 North Main Street, Providence, R.I. 02904, would be appreciated. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.bellowsfh.com. Arrangements by BELLOWS-FALSO FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln.