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Margaret Davis Morris

Margaret Davis Morris
Margaret Davis Morris, age 96, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at NHC Healthcare Scott in Lawrenceburg, TN.
She was a native of Wayne County, TN, a homemaker, and a member of First Baptist Church of Lawrenceburg. She God and her community well as a member of First Baptist Church for 75 years and in the Four Corners Home Demonstration Club and the Kiwanianne Club in earlier years. She held various jobs before becoming a homemaker and raising three girls. One job was at a local dry cleaners where she recalled cleaning uniforms for officers at the POW camp.  Another job was at Massey’s Department Store on the square where she met her husband of 68 years, John M. Morris. She worked alongside her husband when needed in his restaurants, both the Frosty Drive-In and the Pyramid Coffee Shop, but still found time to sew for her girls and cook delicious meals. For many years, Mr. and Mrs. Morris enjoyed time at the lake on Second Creek and Shoal Creek and thoroughly enjoyed their growing family. After her husband’s retirement, she enjoyed selling Tupperware and they both made great memories traveling together. She “fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith” and will be lovingly remembered by many.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents: Marshall Hall and Pearl Phillips Davis; one daughter: Melba M. Parks; one grandson: John M. Parks; and one sister: Doris Mobbs.
She is survived by two daughters: Emily Land (John F.) of Lawrenceburg, TN and Sheila Jones (Bobby) of Lawrenceburg, TN; one sister: Judith Hutton (George) of Lawrenceburg, TN; eight grandchildren: Sarah Parks of Murfreesboro, TN, Brian Land (Amanda) of Lawrenceburg, TN, Melissa Casserly (Ryan) of Murfreesboro, TN, Jennifer Hancock (Brad) of Fayetteville, TN, Billy Land (Patty) of San Antonio TX, Stephen Jones of Montgomery, AL, Rob Jones (Jen) of Opelika AL, and Davis Jones (Kera) of Chattanooga, TN; son-in-law: Calvin Parks of Estill Springs; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Margaret Davis Morris were conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2023 with Jeff Vanlandingham officiating. Interment followed at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. The family requests memorials may be made to: Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes, P.O. Box 2206, Brentwood, TN 37024 ( Condolences may be offered by way of:
The family of Margaret Davis Morris would like to thank the staff at Summit of Lawrenceburg, NHC Scott and Compassus Hospice Care for compassionate care in these last years, as well as the many friends who kept in touch.

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