Morris was an outstanding three-sport athlete at Glynn Academy who went on to have a stellar collegiate basketball career as well.
Morris was a four-year starter for the Glynn girls basketball team. She scored 2,511 points in her prep career which remains a Glynn Academy and Glynn County record. Playing before the three-point line was put into place, Morris broke the Lady Terrors’ single-game scoring record as a sophomore when she scored 42 points in a game. She would break her own record twice that same season and ended up scoring more than 50 points four different times including a high of 51 during her sophomore season.
Morris was named to the All-County Team three times from 1982-84 and was named the County Player of the Year as a junior and senior. She also was named MVP of the Region 3- AAAA Tournament as a junior and senior. She led Glynn to its first-ever region championship as a senior and also carried the team to its first-ever appearance in the Final Four of the state tournaments that same season.
Morris became the first Glynn player named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game. She was also recognized as one of the top players in the North Florida-South Georgia area by the Florida Times-Union.
Morris was also a standout in softball and track for the Lady Terrors and lettered in both sports as well. In track, she made state appearances all four years in the long jump, high jump, 4-x-100 relay and the 440 relay.
Morris, who was voted Most Athletic by her senior class, also excelled academically. She was an honor-roll student, member of the National Honor Society and graduated with honors.
Morris went on to play basketball at Bethune-Cookman on full scholarship. A three-year starter for the Lady Wildcats, she helped the team to the MEAC tournament all four years. Morris won honors as a team leader, best defensive player, and best all-around player. Morris was a two-time all-conference selection and was voted an All-American as a junior and senior. She was also chosen as an all-conference academic scholar all four years.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1988 with a degree in business administration. Morris had the chance to play professionally overseas after college but chose to begin her professional career with the federal government. She recently retired from the U.S. Department of Treasury - Internal Revenue Service after 35 years of service.
Morris has also been heavily involved in the local community. She currently serves on the City Commission. She is only the second African American female to hold this elected position. Morris has served as the chairperson for the Glynn-Brunswick Landbank Authority and co-chair for the City of Brunswick Finance Committee. She is also a member of several other civic groups including the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Georgia Community Development Authority, NAACP, National Black Businesswomen Organization and Delta Sigma Theta - Brunswick Alumnae Chapter. She has received several awards for community and civic work and was recognized as a local community leader in2017.
Morris has one daughter, Lericia R. Harris, who also graduated from Bethune-Cookman.
Morris was called into ministry in 2005. She has a doctorate in divinity and is a licensed biblical counsellor. She is the founding pastor and CEO for Worth it Nation International Ministries in Brunswick.
She has served as a mentor in the Job Corps volleyball program and as a volunteer coach for the Glynn girls basketball team. She is a former coach/mentor/board member for the Brunswick Recreation Department.