Margery Morgan's Obit- and Virtual Memorial

Dorothy Campbell - Dec 29, 2009

Margery Helen Ray Morgan  

Margery Helen Ray Morgan, age 82, of Lenoir City, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2009, in Vancouver, WA while visiting her daughter and grandson for Christmas. She died peacefully while her daughter held her hand. Margery was born and raised in Oneida, TN, and lived in Cincinnati, OH, for thirty years, where she was very active in the Hatmaker Church of God and in the schools her children attended. She and her husband moved to Lenoir City in 1984 to be close to their son and daughter-in-law. Margery was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a born-again Christian who prayed constantly for her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Gillis Lee Morgan, Sr. who she married on Easter Sunday, April 25, 1943; parents, Milas and Mary Young Ray; brothers, Steve Ray and Donald Ray; sisters, Myrtle Ray and Willie Ray; nephews, Ralph Smith and Kenneth Ray. Survived by daughters, Karen (Joe) Papania of Cincinnati, OH, and Judy (John) Mattus of Vancouver, WA; son, Gillis (Joyce) Morgan of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Joe (Martha) Papania of Cincinnati, OH, Krista (Brad) Phillips of Lewisville, TX, and Bill (Crystal) Lambert of Vancouver, WA; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Joshua Papania, and Collin and Erin Phillips; nephew, Harold David (Marilyn) Ray of Yuba City, CA; special friend and cousin, Margaret Ellis of Elgin, TN who she loved dearly; cousins, Dorothy Campbell of Camby, IN with whom she shared a love of family genealogy, Jessie Young of Norfolk, VA, Kathleen Fulwiler of Glenmary, TN; special friends, Don and Virginia Miller and Rachel Miller Price; and a host of people who called her "friend". A special thanks to Dr. Ramani Reddy and Dr. Robert Martyn for their many years of care and kindness to our mother. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity Margery had a big heart for, The Mission of Hope, P. O. Box 51824, Knoxville, TN 37950. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday with Funeral Services will follow at 7 p.m in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Kent Bailey officiating. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home by 11 a.m. Saturday and proceed to the Hazel Valley Memorial Cemetery in Oneida, TN for graveside services at 1 p.m. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is serving the Morgan family.

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