Derek Matthew Morris

Derek Matthew Morris

April 18, 1981 – May 4, 2022

Derek Morris, 41, of Leeds, Alabama, passed away on May 4th.

Derek is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernest and Blanch Hood and grandparents, William and Willie Morris.

Derek is survived by his wife, Allison and two daughters, Jenna and Lydia. He also leaves behind his parents, Johnny and Linda Morris; sister, Michelle Morris Roberts (Brian), nephews and niece, Mason, Brandon, and Cameron Roberts; and brother, David Morris.

Derek was an avid turkey hunter and was employed by Parkway Pharmacy in Moody, AL. The family will hold a private memorial and requests that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to his daughters’ college accounts by visiting (codes 398-A8E and S6W-S3G).


  1. Shelia Morris Goodwin on May 12, 2022 at 9:11 am

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for healing and comfort.

  2. Cynthia Helm on May 12, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Nothing but love from me to Derek’s Family. I love you all.

  3. Brian Pate on May 12, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Derek, Kim and I have a huge void in our hearts. I’ll never forget all the good times hunting, fishing and your jokes. Gonna miss getting your advice on things. Miss you terribly.

  4. Daphne Roy on May 13, 2022 at 12:51 am

    Unfathomable. Derek was one of the world’s best people. He was genuine, brilliant, and unapologetically himself. I admired him so very much. He was the greatest true friend anyone could ask for. He often quoted the Bible and was an example of Christ’s love to all lucky enough to call him “friend”. I will miss him tremendously.
    My heart is broken for y’all.

    Jenna and Lydia,
    Your Daddy loved you with everything he had. He was SO proud of his girls! Y’all were his world. You are loved by anyone and everyone that knew your daddy, always and forever.

    I’m so sorry.

  5. Wendy Reed on May 19, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    In this photo, Derek reminds me of our granddaddy, possibly more than any other cousin does. Perhaps it’s the twinkle in his eyes. But I can’t help still seeing that precious little one with the hair that wouldn’t lay down even when damp, and remembering how he let me carry him all around Bigmama and Granddaddy’s on his very first Thanksgiving, just happy as could be on my hip, strange teenager though I was. 😄
    Sending much love to Uncle Johnny, Aunt Linda, Michelle, David, Dereks’s wife and children, and the entire family.