Judith Payne Morris

judith morris

November 27, 1945 ~ June 2, 2024

Born in: Marshall, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Judith Anne Payne Morris, 78, of Asheville, NC passed away on June 2, 2024 at her home surrounded by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel Morris, her parents, Hugh Payne and Carrie Price Payne and brother, Don Payne.

She is survived by her sons; Eric Morris and Matthew Morris (Shannon); a daughter; Traci Melton (Scott); and her siblings; Swann Payne (Joyce), Mildred Phillips and six grandchildren: Aidan and Bella Morris, Nate and Lara Morris, and David and Mark Melton.

She retired from A.C. Reynolds Middle School after teaching 31 years. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

A funeral service is planned for Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at New Bridge Baptist Church Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Clark Henderson will officiate. A private burial is planned in the WNC State Veterans Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the caregivers who provided such wonderful care to our mom and dad over the last 3 1/2 years.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.


Funeral Service: June 22, 2024 11:00 am

New Bridge Baptist Church
199 Elkwood Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804


Visitation: June 22, 2024 10:00 am

New Bridge Baptist Church
199 Elkwood Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804



Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711

(919) 664-1195

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. It has been an honor and pleasure to care for such an amazing strong woman and be part of a wonderful family!! God bless 🙏

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