Jeannette Morris, a devoted mother and life-long resident of Lakewood, NJ, quietly departed this life at the age of 86 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Concord Healthcare & Rehab Center in Lakewood, New Jersey. She attended Lakewood public schools and was a graduate of Lakewood High School Class of '53, where she became the first African American cheerleader of her time.

She was united in holy matrimony to Fred A. Morris in June of 1955. This union was blessed with two daughters. Fred A. Morris preceded her in death on September 20, 2009.

As a result of her generous and caring spirit, she was loved by many. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the hearts of her children: Melanie A. Morris of Lakewood, NJ, and Nichelle R. Morris of Brick, NJ; god daughter, Shannon Floyd of Woodbridge, VA; son-in-law, Carlton A. Dix of Lakewood, NJ; four grandchildren: Jenella R. Morris, Keven A. Morris, Devonte A. Morris, all of Lakewood, NJ, and Labroin D. Tims of Brick, NJ; nieces: Janice Morris of Martinsville, VA, Betty Collins of Lakewood, NJ, Ruthanne Collins of Camden, NJ, and Bettyann Kenney of Lakewood, NJ; nephews: James Morris Jr. (Jimmy) and Thomas Kenney, both of Atlanta, GA; devoted family members: Jimmy Coefield of Lakewood, NJ and Gwendolyn Coefield of Manchester, NJ; life-long friends: Augusta Floyd and Cathy Hawkins, both of Lakewood, NJ.

The family of Jeannette Morris wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the entire staff at Concord Rehabilitation Center. Flowers, donations and condolences may be offered at Lakewood Funeral Home, 6250 U.S. 9, Howell, NJ 07731.