James Lewis Morgan, 74, of Lexington Park, MD., departed this life to enter into the next, on August 13, 2012. James was a patient at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Tacoma Park, MD. After a lengthy illness, he was called home to be with the Lord where he shall suffer no more.
James was born December 27, 1937 to the late Thomas Cornelius Morgan and RoseMary I in Valley Lee, MD. He was educated in one of the first schools in St. Mary’s County, Great Mills High School-Number 1. Throughout his career, James was employed at Great Mills Trading Post, Recreation & Parks, Bob Chapman Construction and after 20 years of employment with the St. Mary’s County Public School System; he retired in 2009.
Some of James’ hobbies were listening to “Oldies & Goodies”, watching wrestling and westerns, planting gardens, working on cars, oystering, and of course his faithful, grass cutting. Even though James had a lot of hobbies, his most enjoyable hobby was spending time with his grandchildren. James had a habit of chewing on a toothpick. If you thought you ever saw James without a toothpick in his mouth, you really didn’t see him at all.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas & RoseMary I Morgan; two children, James Morgan II and Debra Lynn; two brothers, Thomas A. Morgan and Stevenson Morgan; two sisters, Lucy Mae Morgan and Arlene Beck Morgan.
James is survived by and leaves to cherish his precious memories his wife, Rebecca; seven children, Brenda (Eddie), Frances (Tina), Ronald & Ronnie, Robert (Keisha), Stephen (Wendy), and Michelle; six brothers, Robert E. Sr. (Nicole), Charles E., Bobby E, Charles Gladden Jr. (Louise), Joseph K. Calvin (Francine), and Eric Morgan; five sisters, RoseMary II, Sadie, Frances E., Julia, Mary Agnes and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
James will forever be missed, mostly by his loving wife Rebecca of 42 years, his children, family and friends.
Family and friends will unite on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 9 a.m. until funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at St. George’s Catholic Church, 19199 St. George’s Church Road, Valley Lee, MD. Interment immediately following at St. George’s Church Cemetery.