Pete Morrison, IIIOctober 31, 1970 ~ May 5, 2020 (age 49)
The House of Thomas Funeral Home regret to announce the passing of Mr. Pete Morrison, III on May 5, 2020, Staten Island, New York.
The family of Mr. Pete Morrison in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state and local community, will hold a public viewing May 15, 2020, 1pm-4pm at the House of Thomas Funeral Home . Funeral services will be held on May 16, 2020 at 1:00pm, Power House Christian Church, 265 Mount Calvary Rd, Dillon, SC. Reverend Dean Page, Pastor, Bishop W. E.Swindler, Eulogist. Final resting place will be in the Pinehill Cemetery, Latta, SC. Funeral services will be limited to immediate family members and program participants of 50 persons or less with a private interment after funeral services. While the Morrison family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. If you have any symptons related to COVID-19, please do not attend the funeral services. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
Professional services and arrangements entrusted to the House of Thomas Funeral Home, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Dillon, South Carolina 29536.
~ Obituary ~
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:1-3
Pete Morrison III was born on October 31, 1970 to the late Marie Williams and Pete Morrison Jr. He departed this earthly life after eight years of battling with cancer on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at his residence in Staten Island, New York.
Pete attended Dillon County public schools in Latta, South Carolina and later he moved to New York where he graduated from the Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, New York.
At an early age he joined Antioch Baptist Church in Brownsville, South Carolina. While growing up there he had a love for art, drawing and painting. He played many years of softball with the Bingham Royals.
In 1993, he married Deetris Morrison and to this union they were blessed with three daughters and adopted two daughters. He was a member of the Staten Island Pool League. To know Pete was to love him. He had an infectious laugh that mad everyone laugh and wanted to enjoy being around him. He will be forever loved and missed by everyone.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Phyllis M. Page; special niece: Shonda Brown.
Pete leaves to cherish loving memories ~ his wife: Deetris Morrison of the home; his daughters: Ty’Asia Morrison of Wilkesboro, PA, Gasharee Francis of New York, NY, Brianna Lee of Brooklyn, NY; eleven grandchildren; seven sisters: Rosie Harley of Brooklyn, NY, Betty Morrison of Dillon, SC, Sander (Harold) Brown of Greenville, SC, Patricia (Johnny) Lott of Dillon, SC, Vickie (Steve) Roberts, Sheila Morrison both of Latta, SC, Latonya Johnson of Rock Hill, SC; two brothers: Terry Morrison of Dillon, SC and Willie Morrison of Ridgeville, SC; two sisters-n-law: Tyro Sims, Dominique Bethea both of Florence, SC; three brothers-n-law: Luther Page of Dillon, SC, Randy Sims of Latta, SC, Shawn Douglas of Jersey City, NJ; mother-n-law: Priscilla Bethea; grandmother-n-law: Emma M. Bethea; a special niece: Icola Lotto; a special aunt: Betty Porter; two special friends: Sterling Alexander and Wade Alston and a host of other relatives and friends.
We, the family of the late Pete Morrison III cannot adequately express our appreciation for all the love and support you have shown to us doing the passing of our loved one. We are deeply grateful for your generosity during this time which really means a great deal to us. With gratitude, we say thank you and may God bless all of you.
~ Letting Go ~
The angels gathered near your side
so very close to you
for they knew the pain and suffering
that you were going through.
I thought about so many things
as I held you tightly to your hand,
oh, how I wished that you were strong and happy once again.
But your eyes were looking homeward
to that place beyond the sky,
where Jesus held His outstretched arms
it was time to say good-bye.
I struggled with my selfish thoughts
For I wanted you to stay
So we could walk and talk again.
Like we did . . . . just Yesterday.
But Jesus knew the answer
And I knew you loved Him so
So I gave to you Life’s Greatest Gift
The Gift of Letting Go.
Missing and Loving you Dearly,
Your Wife & Children
Our lives goes on without you but nothing is the same. We have to hide our heartache when someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that love you. Silent are the tears that fall. Living without you is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for us, your heart was so kind and true; and when we needed someone, we could count on you. The special years will not return when we are all together, but with the love in our hearts. You’ll walk with us forever.
Your Siblings with our Love