Morris, Avanell Gillespie "Marcie"

Monday, January 14, 2013
Avanell Morris
Avanell Morris

Avanell Gillespie “Marcie” Morris, 85, of Soddy Daisy, died on Saturday, January 12, 2013. 

She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. Mrs. Morris was a devoted wife and mother spending most of her life around children. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Morris and granddaughter, Candy Cantrell.

Survivors include her sons, Jimmy Morris of Soddy-Daisy, Nick (Robin) Morris of Harrison and Timothy (Dana) Morris of Parker, CO; daughters, Sherry (Mike) Cantrell of Crossville, TN, and Sara (Robert) Morris of Norfolk, VA; brothers, Haskell Gillespie of Pontotoc, MS, Ralph (Ann) Gillespie of Madera, CA, and Verneel (Alvis) Aycock of Pontotoc, MS; grandchildren, Scott, Andrew, Cassie, Zachariah, Abigail, Aleris and Alina; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Naomi Joy and Berlin and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Grady Cooper officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton County Memorial Park. 

Visitation is Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 46, Chattanooga, TN 37401 or the Alzheimer’s Association at 

Condolences and memories may be shared at 

Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379. 

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