On Thursday, January 19, 2017, the sheer amount of joy, love, and happiness Margaret Ann Webb Morris carried with her proved to be too much for her heart.
Margaret longed for the mountains of Kermit, West Virginia, where she was born on March 13th, 1935. She never stopped looking for the country road to take her home to where she belonged.
Margaret had a long, successful career in living a full life. She enjoyed art and loved to paint. Her gardens were astounding and she could make anything grow. She was well traveled, but cherished her home. Margaret loved to dance. She was someone everyone wanted on their guestlist though no event could ever top her Christmas party where she managed to arrange for the sky to open up and snow.
Fiercely loyal, she valued friendship. She never missed a monthly meeting with her Birthday Club. Always savvy, Margaret was proud to say she had mastered texting.
Margaret was loved by everyone, but none loved her more than her one true love and husband of 37 years, Beverly Martin Morris, who preceded her in death. Bev vowed to love Margaret for forever. A man of his word, Bev’s love for Margaret was so strong that even after his passing, a day never went by that Margaret wasn’t comforted by his love.
Margaret is also predeceased by her brothers James Richard Webb and Charles Eugene Webb. As well as her best friends, Barbara Castle Pugh and Danny William Pugh of Paintsville, Kentucky. Her family finds comfort in knowing she has joined Bev, Barb, and Danny again for all the best stories they know are about the four of them together.
Margaret is survived by her daughters Lynn Morris of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Jayne Morris of Knoxville, Tennessee; her grandchildren Margaret Ann Morris, her namesake; MaryJane Morris Floyd who gave her a great granddaughter, Claire Grace Floyd; William Martin LeGrone who dubbed her by her commonly known nickname “Bubba;” and Kirk Morris LeGrone the youngest of her grandchildren which insured he would always get the last of her coveted mashed potatoes.
Most importantly, Margaret is survived in spirit by the memories of all that knew her. The Morris family invites you to join them to share your fondest memories of Margaret with them Monday, January 23rd, at Heritage Funeral Home for visitation from 12:30 to 1:30pm and services Tuscaloosa Memorial at 2:00pm.