R. Morris Gatewood
R. Morris Gatewood, 89, of Cecilton, MD, passed away on May 19, 2016 at home.
Mr. Gatewood was born in Earleville, MD on February 22, 1927, son of the late John Raymond and Ada Edwards Gatewood. He was a lifetime resident of Cecil County where he worked for the Brown’s on White Hall Farm and for 25 years with the Arm’s Family on Sassafras Farm.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Raymond, Richard, Wallace and Phillip Gatewood and 2 sisters, Myrtle and Charity Gatewood.
Morris is survived by his wife of 43 years, Edna Coates Gatewood; 2 daughters, Marcet Gatewood of Middletown, DE and Joann Montruchio of Dover, DE; a niece and nephew who he raised, Christine Brown and Calvin Duker; 5 sisters, Mary Gatewood of Cecilton, MD, May Berry of Townsend, DE, Mamie Carroll of Cecilton, Annie Hughes of Deptford, NJ, and Sara Burks of Elkton, MD; 2 grandchildren, Makhi Swinging and Savannah Montruchio; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A viewing will be held on Friday, May 27 from 9 am to noon in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St. Galena, MD, where funeral service will begin at noon. Burial in Union Bethel Cemetery, Cecilton.