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Morris “Zeke” Winston


Sunrise: August 20, 1952

Sunset: November 12, 2020

Our family circle that was so closely woven together with a very strong bond of love and devotion to one another. It was broken when death visited us and removed “Zeke”, to receive him is his mother, Yvonne Evans; sisters, Elizabeth Powell, Francis Powell and Lorraine Welsh; brothers; William Winston and Frank Powell, Jr.; beloved grandparents, Dewey and Nannie Shaw.

Morris “Zeke” Winston was born August 20, 1952, in Portsmouth VA. He was the oldest son of Yvonne Evans. Zeke passed away on the early morning of November 12, 2020. He was an outgoing man with an affectionate personality that made a mark on any person he met. His favorite saying was “One Time” and he also enjoyed driving in his Cadillac with his granddaughters.

Zeke graduated from I.C Norcom High School in Portsmouth, VA class of 1970. He attended Norfolk State University before he joined the Air Force. Once he returned from the Air Force he was employed by the Norfolk Naval Shipyard where he retired after 30 years of service.

Zeke accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and was a member of New Mount Vernon Church. He was also a Deacon in training.

He leaves behind the torch of love he carried in his heart, challenging his family to keep it bright in their love for one another. To cherish his memory, he leaves his two sons, Morris S. Winston (Alisa) and Terrance R. Winston (Shay); his beloved grandchildren, Rashad D. Winston, Nia S. Winston, Taryn R. Winston and Tori R. Winston; loving brothers; Pastor Joseph A. Rodgers (Ginny), Zane Powell and Edward Powell; sister, Coral Winston and Linda Powell and a host of nieces, nephews and family and friends.

Viewing Monday, November 23, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, November 24 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Nathaniel Watson Jr says

    My heartfelt when I got the news about the passing of Uncle ” Zeke” My condolences go out to Aunt Sandra, Lil Morris, Terrance Winston, Rashad and the Winston family. I will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person. Uncle “Zeke” you will be missed and you will never be forgotten, may your soul rest in peace.

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    Marnita says

    In a time like this sorry for your loss just doesn’t seem to do it. But I am praying for you aunt Sandra, Mo, T-Rock, Rashad, Niya, Tarren, Torri, Lisa, and Shay. Losing such a fun, warm, and high-spirited person is never easy, and indeed he changed the atmosphere of the room when he walked in. A wonderful uncle who will be truely missed. Hang in there and be encouraged in the coming days. For the Lord does all things well, in His timing, and for our good. Love you all… Mardie

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      Carl Brightharp says

      My condolences to the family. To meet Zeke, Sandra, and Mo and his family, as a result of Shay our niece marriage to Terrance was a blessing. We got use to seeing each other at the family events of Terrance and Shay’s children. It would not be the same if anyone of you weren’t there and everyone of us could definitely count on you all showing up. This is a great family and we all are going to miss Zeke. Even now I see him, cool as ice, pimp walk with sun shades. His love for his grandchildren cannot be told in a few words. What happy memories to have of somebody. He will always be Daddy Zeke to me and my family, a favorite name we would call him. Hold on to your memories of Zeke and don’t let go. God bless you family.
      I know God is able to help you all find strength to carry on. Just ask and he will.

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    Anthony Brightharp says

    Love you guys. Praying for your strength. Only met Zeke once, made a lasting impression. I know he will be missed.

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    Antoine Miltier Jr. says

    Words cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help our family through this difficult time. I will forever cherish the wonderful memories of you cuz.

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      Dennis Boyd says

      Sorry to hear about Morris. We were together not long ago at another friends funeral. Morris was a childhood friend. We grew up in the same neighborhood many years ago. Our condolences and prayer to you all. Praying for your strength. Mr. and Mrs Dennis and Belva Boyd .

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    Carlette D Hawkins-Johnson says

    My condolences 🙏 to you all, I pray 🙏 that God comfort and strengthen you all. My heart ❤ is so saddened right now word’s can’t express. Much love

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    SENTA HARRIS-ELLIOT says

    May God Bless you and yours, Zeke was a very intelligent man who loved his family and knew a higher power, he prepared himself for everything just like a soldier who knew his boys would stand strong, he was involved in his grandkids life and always showed up while loving them and protecting them, and I can go on but may the work you do speak for you and your, work is done, Rest on Zeke, YOU ARE LOVED!

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      Ruby says

      My condolences to the family of Zeke.We have been friends for over 30years He was a good friend,whom I cherish a lot.He was very smart, Witty,and had a strong spirit.He had a lot of love for his children and grandchildren.I am soo heartbroken,but happy that he made it in.I will miss him forever

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    Tanika Fagan-Green says

    My deepest sympathy regarding the loss of “Daddy Zeke”. My heart is broken for the entire family. As a neighbor to his Son and Daughter n Law, I encountered a man with so much charisma that never met a stranger. Such a good spirited person and his energy was unmatchable! I will surely miss him pulling up to pick up his granddaughters. He played such intricate part in their lives. May God Bless you all with comfort an peace during these difficult times.♡

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    Carolyn Veal Wiggins says

    From the veal Family and the family of the late lanxcene ( Hank ) Wiggins we offer our sincerest condolence rest in peace friend

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    Command Sergeant Major(D) Maurice O Miller, (RET) says

    To the family of my friend Morris who are left behind. Please except my sincere condolences. May the Lord be with you and guide the family through these troubled waters.
    The comfort is knowing that within a twinkling of an eye, you are present before the Lord God. Amen

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    Brandi Blount says

    I would like to extend my condolences and prayers for such a profound loss. I pray that God overwhelms you with His peace, and that the many memories “Daddy Zeke” left behind will serve as comfort and help fill the void in the days to come.

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    Karen Jones says

    To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
    II Corinthians 5:8

    To the family and loved ones of Daddy Zeke, may His love comfort and keep you during this difficult time. I wish you peace.

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    Felicia Cherry says

    My prayers go out to Morris and his siblings. I may not be blood related but I’ve known you since Harry Hunt. You are my brother’s cousin and that makes us family. Losing a parent is hard. God bless you and your family.

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    Shirlene Wiggins Banks says

    To the family of my child hood friend & a special friend of Hank Wiggins who we lost on August 20, 2020. Rest in peace my friend & you will see your buddy Hank again. The Wiggins Family.

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      Moni Timol says

      Rest in the peace of the Lord until we meet again, Morris. You will always have a place in our hearts.
      Our sincere condolences and prayers to the family and loved ones.
      Much love,
      Moni and Clyde

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    Vanessa Scott says

    Zeke will be missed most definitely I met him through his friend of over 50 years Spiderman James Jerome Harris a loving and spoke his mind kinda person and a jokester may God comfort you all at this trying time

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    Kim Brightharp says

    Daddy Zeke was an awesome person. Always smiling always Happy. Daddy Zeke I loved you and will miss you. You are forever in my heart.

    Kim

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    Michelle Moore says

    Sending all my love & prayers to the Winston Family. Daddy Zeke was truly one of a kind. As his daughter-in-law said, “he never met a stranger” & I’m a true witness to that because from the very first time I met him he was so warm & welcoming. Hold those memories tight to your heart forever.

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    Beverly Felder(Boobie) says

    I was saddened to hear about Zeke’s passing. His fond memories will never be forgotten as he was a jovial man and a stranger to none to be around. He was able to effortlessly make everyone laugh and have a good time.
    Zeke was proud of his sons. Morris (Moe) and Terrance (T-Rock) as well as his daughters-in-law, Lesile and Shay. He thought very highly of those two. Shay coined the phrase “Daddy Zeke” and had all of her relatives and friends calling him “Daddy Zeke” whether they were young or old.
    His bragging rights were his grandchildren: Dusty. Nia, Taryn, and Tori. Zeke had special bonding places to take his grandchildren as well as their drop off lunches. Now, that is love!
    It was a joy for me as a grandmother-in-law (Boobie) to have shared the many family events that took place with the family gatherings. Zeke(Daddy Zeke) will surely be missed by all of us. May God comfort and bless the family as we share your sadness as you remember your father.

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    Taryn Winston says

    Taryn Winston, this is very sad my my close grandfather has passed away it’s a lot to take on for me at 11 years old. I am taking it the best way I can I know right now my grandfather is looking down on me from heaven and very proud. grandad I will miss you so very much and god will open the gates from heaven too you.

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    Jessie Harris-Chavis says

    With heartfelt thoughts, prayers, and memories for sons, family members. Morris, Sr. was an early teen friend & once the mate of my still today best childhood friend. May you rest in the peace! Blessings of comfort to all his love ones🙏🏽

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    Tanishia Hinton says

    To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
    II Corinthians 5:8
    Even in your pain, you can hold close to your heart the gift of your loved one’s life.

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    Gregory and Suandra Southall says

    Morris and Terrance know that our hearts are heavy too. Deepest condolences to you both and your families. Love yall and Zeke is still smiling because of yall. RIH Gregory (Frog ) and Suandra Southall

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    veryl Hines says

    Condolence to the family of a childhood friend, classmate, my husband’s (Freddie Hines)partner in crime. There are such so many stories that could be shared but I through it all, I am glad we were always friends from the days in Sunday School (Morning Star Baptist), days in Crescent Place. I want you to know he is happy because once again he is with his partner in crime and I know they are making everyone in heaven laughing.
    Love from the HInes family- North Little Rock, Arkansas and Temple, Texas.

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    Charrsi Brightharp says

    My prayers and heart go out to the family. I surely was not expecting this news. Daddy Zeke was such a comedian even when he wasn’t trying to be and he was always very sweet and welcoming to me and my girls. He was an amazing and very actively involved granddaddy from my observations and that was a blessing for his grand babies! I am glad I got a chance to enjoy his presence over the years when visiting Shay and Terrence. Sending My Love

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    Barbara Wills says

    Terrance, I am so sorry to learn of Zeke’s passing. I know you all will miss him greatly. I met him only once and can tell you I knew when I met him, he loved life and he was proud of you. Hold fast to the memories and let his zeal for life live on in you. Aunt Barbara

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    carliece hardy says

    Rest Easy Uncle Zeke. You will forever be missed and known as my dad’s best friend. Every time the family had a function, you was ALWAYS there. We will miss you tremendously but we know that you are most definitely in a better place. Love always ! <3

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