Joyce A. Morris, 76

Joyce A. Morris, 76, of Delmar, Md., and formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., from complications due to an auto accident.

Morris retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1995 as postmaster of the Hebron, Md., post office. She started her career with the USPS as a part-time clerk in Frankford, Del., and worked her way to postmaster through the years. She also obtained her real estate license and sold real estate for a short time.

Morris was a member of the Eastern Star and an active member of the Melson United Methodist Church. She was a believer in Christ and had accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.

She was known as a true caregiver, always wanting to help and take care of others. She always wanted to be a behind-the-scenes type of person, not wanting any recognition for helping out. Morris enjoyed her family and always loved being at family activities. She enjoyed travelling and being a true servant to others.

Morris was preceded in death by her first husband and the father of her children, Harry R. Brittingham; her father, Woodrow W. Smallwood; her mother, Goldie A. Smallwood; her brother, W. Robert Smallwood; and her second husband, R. William “Bill” Morris. She is survived by a sister, Vina L. Bailey and her husband, Charlie, of Salisbury, Md.; her three sons, Harry N. Brittingham and his wife, Ojie, of Orange Park, Fla., Richie B. Brittingham and his wife, Bonnie, of Seaford, Del., and Benjamin D. Brittingham and his wife, Fay, of Smithfield, Va.; his stepchildren, Ralph W. Morris, Susan Pusey, Vicki Morris and Patricia Morris, all of Salisbury, Md.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services were to be held March 18, 2017, at Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, Del. Interment was to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Berlin, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be to Melson United Methodist Church; 32705 Melson Rd.; Delmar, MD 21875. Condolences may be sent online at