Eloise Crowe Morris, 92, of Fort Oglethorpe, known to her family as “Nanny,” passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Trenton, Florida.
Born on March 7, 1926, to the late Forrest and Edna Crowe, she enjoyed her early childhood days in the Rome, Georgia community, later attending nearby Berry School where she met the love of her life, the late Joseph Ray Morris. They then moved to Chattanooga.
She was a member of the Fort Oglethorpe, First Baptist Church, the Gleaners Sunday School Class, and Keenagers. She was a beautician by trade, having her salon in the family home for many years. She later established her business at a local Chattanooga retirement center. She spent the last five years at the Tri-County Retirement home in Florida where she made new friends and enjoyed the many activities available to residents.
Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her sisters, Beulah Hoyle and Doris Cronan; and brother, Clayton Crowe, and grandson, Joey Morris.
She is survived by her sons, Charles Ray Morris and his wife, Gail; and Edward Morris and his wife Lutricia (Trish); grandchildren, Edward L (Karen) Morris; Lucretia (Tina) Davis; Christopher (Madrae) Morris, Rodney Scott Morris (Angela); Dawn Lee Daniel (Steve); and Shawn Dee Dunkin; seven great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren.
She is also survived by her brother, Arthur Crowe and his wife Barbara; sister, Betty Carpenter and her husband, Houston and several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mrs. Morris’ family would like to express thanks to the staff of Tri County Retirement Center for all their care and support. In lieu of flowers, the Morris family requests that contributions be made to Hospice. Please share expressions of sympathy at lane-southcrestchapel.com
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 9, at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Jason Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from noon until the service hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.