Ernest S. Morris

Born September 7, 1922

Ernest Morris Rockledge Ernest S. Morris, 90, of Rockledge, passed away on Monday November 12, 2012. He was born in Morgan, Calhoun County, Georgia. He came to the Cocoa Rockledge area in 1944 serving in the U.S. Navy at the Banana River Naval Air Station. After being discharged in 1946, he went to work for the U.S. Navy at the Naval Base, remained on the Base until 1980 retiring with 36 years of Federal Service. When the Banana River Naval Air Station was being deactivated after WWII ended, he was one of the 6 employees left to secure the Base. During deactivation of the Base, The Joint Long Range Services came to the Base. He was transferred to this service. He remained with the Joint Services until the Air Force took the Base over preparing for the Missile program. Ernest was preceded in death by his wife Wynona Morris; son Ernest Lee Morris; and brother James T. Morris. He is survived by his sister Estelle Alexander; nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Friday November 16, 2012 from 1-2PM followed by funeral services beginning at 2PM at First Baptist Church of Cocoa. Interment will be at Florida Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be shared at


  • Visitation Friday, November 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 16, 2012

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Ida Johnson Wright

November 21, 2012

I remember Ernie and Wynona as one of the beautiful young couples who came to the First Baptist Church via Banana River NAS. They were active in the church, and community, and always were admired for their friendliness and their example of Christian citizenship and service. They will be long remembered by those who loved them throughout their years in the Cocoa-Rockledge area.

Lorena Palermo Dugan

November 16, 2012

Ernie and Wynonna were one of my favorite examples of how to live life through Faith, love and stewardship. They are missed. :>)

Betty & Girls Lander

November 16, 2012

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.