Apostle Cail Morris, Sr., formerly of Sandersville, entered eternal rest on Friday, June 18, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He will be funeralized on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Sandersville, Georgia. Interment will be in the Georgia Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville, Georgia at 1 p.m.
Apostle Cail Morris, Sr. was born to the union of the late Deacon Danier Morris, Sr. and Ruby Lillie Bell Simpson Morris in Sandersville (Washington County), Georgia, on 23 April 1945.
He graduated from Thomas Jefferson Elder High School, Sandersville, Georgia, on 31 May 1962. Always having a desire and commitment to serve, he enlisted into The United States Air Force in 1964. After completing basic training and specialty school, he was soon deployed to combat in Vietnam, serving as an Advanced Air Cargo transportation specialist. He benefited from experiencing assignments throughout his illustrious military career in Arizona, North Carolina, Hawaii, New Jersey, Arkansas, Alaska and retired at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cail Morris, Sr. achieved the 2nd highest enlisted rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E-8) and honorably served our great nation for over 26 years. As one of his last assignments, he served in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm before his retirement.
God positioned Cail to ministries commensurate with his military duty assignments throughout the world, which allowed him to use his professional skillsets and spiritual gifts. Always walking in humility, he was never preoccupied with position or recognition. He was focused on responding to “The Call of Duty” by supporting the ministries where he was planted. He acknowledged and answered the spiritual call and was ordained as a deacon in 1984 at True Victory Baptist Church, North Pole, Alaska. In 1988, he was assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, N.M. He quickly found himself immersed in being a plank holder and gap-filler for various church ministries for roughly five years. He accepted God’s call to become an ordained Minister in 1993 and established Greater Light Ministries soon after. This ministry focused on training and equipping churches and preparing missionaries to serve in various parts of the world with emphasis within the five-fold ministry.
Cail Morris and Elizabeth P. Jordan Morris were joined together in Holy matrimony on 20 November 1965. This union of 36 years yielded the blessing of four children: Darrold O. Morris, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Cail Morris, Jr., (wife, Lisa) McDonough, Georgia; Terrence V. Morris, Tacoma, Washington; and Tunya L. Morris, Stockbridge, Georgia. Proud grandchildren/ Children of Darrold Morris (6): Jerrell, Devon Bouton, Marcus Garrett, Niya, Eliza, & Lavaunt; Cail Morris, Jr. (3): Jasmine, Aaron & Cameron; Terrence Morris (3): LaKeisha, Marissa & Michael.
Cail, Sr. is survived by six sisters and two brothers: Eloise, Philadelphia PA, Eutine, Miami FL, Esther Morris, Macon GA, Dana Morris, Miami FL, Dr. Bobby Sue-Neal, Decatur GA, Ellis Morris, Miami FL, Dr. Gail Fowler, Macon GA, and Cheryl Morris-McClendon, Centerville GA.
Cail established Greater Light Ministries and served as Pastor, Rivers of Living Water, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the 90s. As a church ministry, they partnered to plant churches in various parts of the world and equip them with the word of God so they could be influential leaders and teachers in the five-fold ministry. Their vision was to be a global ministry that would extend throughout the world.
During the COVID pandemic, Rivers of Living Water outreach ministry and food pantry increased their operational capability to expand and thrive on meeting the demand to feeding homeless families, Title 1 Students & domestic violence victims.
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