Memorial for Jerray L. Morris
11:00 AM Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery
Jerray Morris was born in Rogers, AR 90 years ago to wonderful parents Lloyd and Marie Myers. She grew up in Rogers and loved telling stories about the “good ole days”. She felt every day how blessed she was to have the love of her family and friends. She lived a joyful life and there wasn’t a day that went by that she didn’t spend caring about and helping others. Jerray lived her life as a wonderful Christian lady who always wanted God’s love to shine through her, allowing others to feel His caring touch.
Jerray was a proud Democrat and took an active part in the Bill Clinton Presidential campaign – she was thrilled to attend his inauguration. She was a devoted member of the Church of Christ and worshipped most recently at the Downtown Church of Christ in Rogers. Jerray spent 30 years married to career Army officer Lt. Col. Hubert Morris and enjoyed living in many Army base locations both stateside and overseas. She spent many years working in retail both in Rogers, AR and Fincastle, VA. She worked until she turned 87 but continued to notice “Help Wanted” signs and loved the idea of returning to work.
Jerray passed away on May 11, 2019 from health complications. She was preceded in death by her friend and sister, Lloy Ann Myers. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her treasured daughters, Pattie, Terri, and Karen; her sons-in-law John, Mark, and Tom; her grandkids and their spouses, Melanie and Matt and Mike and Crystal; and her absolute joys, her great-grandkids, Naomi, Isaac, Titus, Claire, Anne, and Bennett. Jerray was fortunate to have many close friendships. She marveled often at how lucky she was to have so many friends who shared their love with her. Bonnie, Rosemary, Hannah, Don, and Shirley - to name but just a few - remain her friends forever.
To say that Mom/Nin loved her life, her cherished family, all of her dear friends, and her church families is but a small measure of how thankful she was and how lucky she felt to have God’s grace and love shared with her. She wanted our memories of her to be full of joy and happiness as she travels on a new heaven-bound adventure. And that is certainly something we can all do.
The celebration of our Mom/Nin and her life will be held Saturday May 18th, 2019 at Benton County Memorial Park. The graveside service will be 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jerray’s name to ASPCA or Wounded Warriors, both causes that were dear to her.