Morrison, Herbert “Bert” R. Jr.
Herbert “Bert” R. Morrison Jr., 70, of Salem died February 16, 2010. He was a member of Green Hill Church of the Brethren in Salem. He was employed by Highs Ice Cream in Baltimore, Md., prior to owning and operating Bert’s Bar-B-Cue in Salem for 18 years. He was a dedicated worker for Disaster Response and Warm Project of Roanoke Valley, and was Salem’s “horse-riding Santa” for many years. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 30 years, Helen L. Morrison. Survivors include his wife Frances M. Morrison, daughters Tracey Morrison Bryant and her husband Reid, of Pennsylvania, Christy Morrison Dilcher and her husband, Jimmy, of Roanoke; step-daughters Shelby Alcorn and Bobby Voorhees of Hardy, Kristy Hall and Garland Snow of Hardy; step-son Nickie Hall, of Shawsville; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother James Morrison and wife, Shirley, of Richmond; niece Debbie Giles and husband, Sandy, of Salem; and great-nephew Scott Giles of Salem. Funeral services will be held at Green Hill Church of the Brethren on Friday, February 19, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Shawn Tanner and the Rev. Jimmy Cannaday officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem. Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Morrison’s name to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or Green Hill Church of the Brethren, 2699 Harborwood Rd., Salem, VA 24153.