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God saw you were getting weary, so He did what He thought was best. He came, stood beside you, and whispered “Come and Rest”. God saw the road was getting rough, the hills were hard to climb. He gently closed those loving eyes and whispered, “Peace Be Thine”. The weary hours, the days of pain, the sleepless nights are passed. The ever patient worn out frame has found sweet rest at last.
Mason Leon Morrow, son of the late Mr. Ralph and Mrs. Mary Bowden Morrow was born October 8, 1950 in Alamance County, North Carolina. He was called to Eternal Life on January 14, 2023.
Leon graduated in 1968 from Central High School, Graham, NC and continued his education at Technical Institute of Alamance, where he studied Auto Mechanics. He was employed with Cone Mills; Haw River, NC for 25 years and was later employed and retired from Orange County Public Works.
Leon enjoyed sports, working in the yard, working in the church, spending time with family, and dancing. He played on the Central High School’s baseball team and went on to play softball as an adult with various teams. His love for the sport lead to him coaching his three daughters to play softball. Leon had a passion for keeping up the yard work at home as well as serving and doing his part as a member at Mary’s Grove Congregational Christian Church. He was the chairman of the Trustee Board and sang in the choir. One of his favorite songs to sing in church was “Jesus Cares”. Leon was a family man who loved spending time with family and encouraging them to further their education and strive to reach higher goals. He worked hard for his family and made sure his daughters had the opportunity to attend and graduate from college. Along with spending time with family, Leon enjoyed attending social events as he never met a stranger. He loved attending the Central High School’s Class Reunions and you could catch him at all the Reunions cutting a rug on the dance floor.
Leon leaves to cherish his memories: wife of 53 years, Margie D. Morrow; three daughters: Marnita L. Morrow; Martarash M. Torain (Darius); Maranda L. Morrow; one granddaughter: Makiah L. Morrow; one grandson: Micah L. Morrow; two sisters: Mary Louise Gaines; Katie Ellen Jeffries (James); two brothers: Milton J. Morrow; Rev. David L. Morrow (Vickie) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Mary Bowden Morrow; one brother: Curtis Morrow; two sisters: Ruth M. King; Thelma M. McCorey: one sister-in-law: Annie Ruth Morrow; and one brother-in-law: Calvin Gaines.