J. Tolleison Morriss, VI is the current president of J.T. Morriss & Son, Inc., a funeral home that has been a cornerstone of the community for over 150 years. Founded in 1856 by Morriss’s great-great-great grandfather, the business is one of Central Virginia’s premier funeral homes, with chapels in Chester, Hopewell, and Petersburg. Mr. Morriss was born and raised in Petersburg, and currently resides in Enon. He and his wife, Angie, have two children, Kenley and J.T.

Occupation

President of J.T. Morriss & Son, Inc. funeral home

Work History

Served as an apprentice, licensed funeral director and embalmer, general manager, and currently president of J.T. Morriss & Son, Inc., 1997-present

Education

  • BA in sociology with a minor in business, Pennsylvania State University, 1997
  • Associate degree in applied science, major in funeral service, John Tyler Community College, 1999

Activities, Associations and Volunteer Work

  • Graduate of Leadership Southside, 2003
  • Virginia Funeral Directors Association
  • Immediate past president, Southside Virginia Emergency Crew
  • Board member, Blandford Historical Foundation, 2008-present
  • Board member, Historic Hopewell Foundation, July 2010-present
  • Board member, Virginia’s Gateway Region
  • Regional Capital Campaign Chair, Battersea Foundation, 2010-2011
  • Attends St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chester, VA
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J. Tolleison Morriss, VI