Mr. Max B. Morrison was the son of the late Dump and Ida (Reid) Morrison. Max was born in Iredell County on December 29, 1935. He departed this life on Friday, May 7, 2021.

Max attended Unity School and graduated in 1955. He was a former member of Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church.. Max took art classes and also began taking piano lessons at the age of 16. Max discovered his true talent early in life for fine arts. He began painting all types of variations of art and dedicating his life to turning the discarded into the beautiful. He once stated: “I see beauty in everything; anything that strikes my fancy, I pick it up.” In 1990, Max won first place in the Broyhill Family Foundation Award in the steel sculpture competition. Max’s home presented a wall of paintings and sculptures and he said that all of them have their own special quality. His art was featured at the Arts & Science Center in Charlotte, N.C., the Mint Museum, Mitchell Community College and the Iredell County Museum in Statesville.

Max was preceded in death by six sisters; Margaret Morrison, Willie M. Watts, Virginia McGirt, Mary Catherine Carruth, Mildred Sloan, and Frances M. Mayfield. Three brothers also preceded his death, Pearl Morrison, Billy Ray Morrison, and James E, Morrison.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life two sisters; Eddie Bell Grant and JoAnn (James) Ramsey, both of Statesville, N.C. He also leaves to cherish his caregiver/niece, Melivna S. Ijames, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Friday, May 14, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the Clark’s Chapel Church Cemetery. Deitrich Danner will officiate.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Morrison family.