1862 - February 1943
|Mrs. Josie R. Morris, widow of Rev. Thomas H. Morris of the Louisiana Conference,
went to Denver because of failing health in February of 1943 and later died there—in the home of a daughter, Mrs. James L. Wheeler. She was eighty-one years of age. Interment was in Chicago, where she had lived the last fifteen years—with a daughter, Mrs. E. Dise.
Mrs. Morris was born in Spencer County, Kentucky, in 1862, and lived there until her marriage in 1883. Her husband served pastorates in Kentucky, Texas and Louisiana. Following a quadrennium of service at Mansfield and a year in Monroe, he died while serving as pastor at Arcadia in 1917. For some time after his death, Mrs. Morris served as assistant to pastors in Dallas, Texas, and in Louisville, Ky.
In addition to her interest in the Methodist church, Mrs. Morris was active in community affairs and in the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by three daughters—Mrs. James L. Wheeler of Denver, Colorado; Mrs. E. Disc of Chicago, Illinois, and Mrs. T. D. Hathaway of Waxahatchie, Texas, and by one son, J. R. Morris of Greensboro, N. C.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 86, 1943|