Funeral Services for Annie Louise Herndon Morris age 90 of Jacksonville, FL will be held Monday September 23, 2013 at 2:00 P. M. at the Ashburn First Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Morris died Thursday in Jacksonville after a long illness.
Mrs. Morris was born in Moultrie, Ga. to the late James Shelley and Mary Katherine Barfield Herndon. She graduated from Colquitt City High School in 1940 and married Air Force Captain George Herbert Nix of Arp, AL in 1946. She had a daughter Dorothy Marie Nix in 1947. Upon the death of her husband in 1955, she moved to Turner County to be closer to her family, brothers Dink and Roscoe Herndon and sister Lou Eva Cawley, and to raise her daughter. She married Roy M. Morris in 1971 and they remained in Ashburn where Roy was a General Contractor and Louise taught elementary school. The were both very active in First Baptist Church of Ashburn, with Roy serving as a Deacon and Louise teaching Sunday School. After Roy’s death in 1991, she continued her devotion to the church family and stayed active in the lives of her daughter and grandson. She lost her daughter to lupus in 2000 after caring for her for several years, but remained in Ashburn and spent her time involved in her church and played card games and enjoying time with her friends. She moved to Jacksonville, FL in 2011 so that she could be cared for by her grandson Scott and his wife Carson Hobby. Her last 2 years were peaceful and she was able to develop a loving relationship with her two great grandchildren. She is survived by her sister, Lou Eva Cawley and the Cawley family of Sycamore and grandson Scott Lawson Hobby, his wife Carson, and their two children, Mackie and Henry. She will be thought of and missed each and every day.
The family will receive friends Monday from 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. at the First Baptist Church.