In this difficult time, let our family help yours. Learn more about who we are and what we do in the bios below. Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services.
Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Dannie A Morris became interested in funeral work while in 2nd Grade standing in the front yard of Westside Primary School in Quantico, Maryland. He observed Booker West existing Mt Zion United Methodist Church after a funeral service. It was at this time a seed was planted concerning mortuary studies.
Dannie was born and raised in Hebron, the seventh of eight children of the late Merrill and Savanna Morris. He is a proud graduate of Mardela High School. He also graduated from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Special Education. Later he returned to Catonsville Community College to obtain a degree in Mortuary Science. In 2013, Dannie received his Master’s in Adult Education and Training from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. Finally, post graduate courses were taken in doctoral studies (ABD).
Dannie started in funeral services the year of 1987 under the tutelage of the late Loretta B Jolley (Jolley Memorial Chapel) in Salisbury, MD. Shortly after working with Mrs. Jolley, Dannie joined with Lewis N Watson in Salisbury. Rev Watson was instrumental in Dannie returning to school, Mortuary School. In 1995, Dannie graduated from Catonsville Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science. Rev Watson instilled a strong foundation in the field of funeral service.
During the tenure with Rev Watson, Dannie served under the late Anthony E Ward, Sr learning the basic concepts of embalming. Mr. Ward was a true embalmer teaching the art and science of the field. This allowed Dannie to become a trade embalmer in the local Salisbury area. Dannie was not only an embalmer, but he also covered funerals for Ward and Stewart Funeral Homes as the licensed director.
In 1998, Dannie was afforded the opportunity to meet Janelle Henry Buck. From this meeting, little did they know an empire would be born. In 2013, Dannie began working full time with Janelle. She was instrumental in teaching funeral arrangements, preneed, and OSHA compliance. This was a relationship lasting over 23 years working side-by-side until her untimely demise. While working with Janelle, Dannie returned to Jolley Memorial Chapel assisting Loretta and Pat Jolley as their embalmer.
A special thank you is in order for the many colleagues who shared an encouraging word and support throughout the years.
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.