Mr. Samuel Morrissette
"There has been a place prepared for me in Heaven with my Savior. I have found that sweet rest at the end of the day"
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The life of Mr. Samuel Morrissette, Jr., began
on June 11, 1946 in Monroe County, Alabama. He was the oldest
son of the late Sammie Lee Morrissette, Sr., and Maggie Lucile
Kyles Morrissette. He departed this life peacefully on Saturday,
September 28, 2019, at his residence. He was preceded in death by
three brothers, Charles, Ervin, and David Morrissette. He accepted
Christ at an early age and made Morning Star Baptist Church his
Christian home. He was an active member on the Usher Ministry,
Male Chorus, and Mass Choir, until his health failed.
Sam was educated in the public school system of Monroe County
(Union High School). He made an honest living by working
at several jobs: Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan,
Construction Worker, Machine Operator at Harrigan Lumber,
Georgia Pacific, and Gate Precast. He loved gardening, fishing,
hunting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Sam was united in Holy matrimony to Maggie R. McMillian-
Morrissette on September 1, 1990. He was a dedicated husband,
grandfather, uncle, and friend.
He leaves to cherish his many memories: his wife of 29 years,
Maggie McMillian-Morrissette of Burnt Corn, AL; four sons,
Anthony Cunningham of Evergreen, AL, Jerry Cunningham of
Monroeville, AL, Frank Harris of Atlanta, Georgia, and Roderick
(Toya) McMillian of Mexia, AL; one daughter, Alisa Morrissette
of Monroeville, AL; one sister, Alice Ree Lipscomb; three aunts,
Gertrude Robbins of Bayou La Batre, AL, Jane Bradley of Detroit,
MI, and Zelma Edwards of East Orange, NJ; two sisters-in-law,
Amanda Morrissette of Beatrice, AL and Gayle Lyons of Boston,
MA; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and so many friends who will miss him dearly.
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