Norma Morris, age 92, passed away peacefully into the arms of her savior at her home in McLeansboro, IL on a snowy February 4, 2022. She was born at the home of her maternal grandparents, Silas Franklin Futrell and Deposa Jane “Frocie” (Vinson) Futrell just outside of the original Golden Pond, KY on a very snowy February 22, 1929, to John Herbert “JH” and Ethel (Futrell) Tucker. She was the youngest of five children – Alda Page, Lillian “Wig” Yates, and Hubert Tucker born to JH and his first wife, and Dorothy (Compton) Feiock Keller, born to Ethel and her first husband.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Cleatus O. “Sid” Morris, her parents, and all her siblings. She is survived by her daughter Beverly Kay (Fred) Campbell, Cypress, TX, and sons Barry Clayton Morris (Benton, IL) and Bradley Kent Morris (McLeansboro, IL), granddaughter Erika (Scott) Healy of Enfield, IL, grandsons Brandon Morris of Dahlgren, IL, and Chad Morris of McLeansboro, IL and grandsons David Campbell of The Woodlands, TX, and Robert (Amy) Campbell of Fulshear, TX.
She is also survived by 13 great grandchildren - Sarah Healy of Springfield, IL, Evan & Eric Healy of Enfield, IL, Adriana, Ayden and Alessia Morris, of McLeansboro, IL, Emma Morris of McLeansboro, IL and Katelyn Morris of Carbondale, IL, Morgan and Mallorie Campbell of Fulshear, TX, Danielle (Mark) Stanley of The Woodlands, TX, Donovan (Lauren) Campbell of New Caney, TX, and Noah Campbell of The Woodlands, TX, and three great great grandchildren, Braxton and Aiden Campbell and Graelynn Healy. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Betty Davis of Fort Mohave, AZ and Beulah Morris of Lawrenceville, IL and many nieces and nephews, including a special nephew Frank Feiock and his wife Glenna of Ardmore, OK with whom she has had a special bond for many years. In addition, there are numerous cousins on her parent’s side, including a special cousin and good friend from her childhood years, Jean Bird of Murray, KY.
At the age of seventeen, Norma left Kentucky and went to live with her sister, Dorothy, who lived on N McClelland St. in McLeansboro. Years later, Norma and her family built a home on N McClelland St. where they lived for many years. In addition to being a homemaker, she spent her years in McLeansboro, working at Pigs Restaurant, Elder Manufacturing Company, and the local Dairy Queen, plus some seasonal work at the local Ben Franklin.
Norma was kind and loving, and a God-fearing Christian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in McLeansboro for many years and then member of Hopewell Baptist Church. During her time at Hopewell, she helped clean the church, made floral arrangements to put on display and sang hymns with a group of three other women (Betty Campbell, Maxine Pendell and Evelyn Bullock) called “The Sweet Spirit Four”. In her mid-life years, she enjoyed being on a bowling league and playing canasta with friends and family. She always enjoyed decorating her home and kept it looking beautiful. In her later years, she loved working outside on the flowers and lawn. And, of course, she loved her companion of 11 years, her tabby cat, Tiger.
She will be deeply missed by family and friends. The family is very thankful to the numerous friends and family members who have reached out to her over the past few years. For remembrance, a memorial donation in her name to Hopewell Baptist Church, McLeansboro, IL would brighten her smile from above.
Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, IL has been entrusted with her final arrangements. Norma requested cremation and no formal service with her ashes to be interred alongside her husband in a private family service at a later date.