Margaret Ann McCarty Morris, 82, passed away peacefully in her sleep after a lengthy illness early Monday morning, January 29, 2018.
Ann was born on the family farm, Tuskega, in Vonore, Tn., on May 25, 1935, and grew up on Signal Mountain.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Paul Morris, Jr., parents, Susan McCarty, Dixon McCarty, and brother, Dixon McCarty, Jr.
Ann graduated from Chattanooga City High in 1953 and attended University of Chattanooga.
She married Paul Morris, Jr. June 23, 1956 and they moved to Signal Mountain. She worked at Provident until her children were born and then Ann taught kindergarten for several years at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church and later taught Bible in the schools at Rivermont Elementary. She was an active member at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church and her faith was unwavering. She was a constant loving presence in the lives of her children and grandchildren and special caretaker of many four-legged friends over the years.
Ann is survived by her son, Paul Morris III (Marsha Robertson) Nashville, daughter, Susan Cotter (Tommy), grandchildren, Thomas "Trey" Cotter and Margaret Carson Cotter of Signal Mountain, two dear sisters-in-law, Alice Gaskell of Cornwall, England and Elizabeth “Libba” (Charlie) Adams of Pittsboro, NC., nieces, Nancy McCarty, children, Aris and Mia Iannios, Mary Ann Leun (Jeff), children, Grace and Ryan Leun, all of Signal Mountain.
She was blessed with too many wonderful supportive friends to name. She loved effortlessly and was loved by all that knew her
Memorial contributions may be made to NAMI or McKamey Animal Shelter.
A memorial service will be held in Marr Chapel, Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 3, at 1 p.m.