Stella Mae Morgan

Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Mae Morgan were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Ott and Lee Funeral Home Chapel, Forest with the Rev. Victor Bugg officiating. Visitation was prior to the service, starting at 1:30 p.m. in the Ott and Lee Chapel.  Interment followed in the Pine Ridge Cemetery at Lawrence.

Stella Mae Morgan was born in Newton County on Nov. 11, 1929, to Stella Josephine (Carson) Nelson and William Otis Nelson and died on Feb. 22, 2018, at the age of 88.

She actively participated in and enjoyed all aspects of the family farming and dairy business.  She enjoyed reading and keeping up with current events and dedicated considerable time and effort to her studies of the Bible. She liked listening to a variety of musical genres, particularly inspirational hymns. 

Her family was paramount in her life and she was especially happy in the presence of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always enthusiastic about cooking and eagerly welcomed people to her dining table. She particularly enjoyed working in her yard and flower gardens. 

She loved sitting on the porch listening to the singing of the birds. She was fascinated by her hummingbirds and was protective of the nature and wildlife around her.

She is preceded in death by husband, Cris Jack Morgan Sr.; her parents, Otis William Nelson and Stella Josephine (Carson) Nelson; and by two brothers, Leonard and Etheridge Nelson; by two sisters, Marie (Nelson) Easterday and Sarah (Nelson) Little; and by one grandchild, Jennifer Hannah Williamson.

Survivors include one sister, Janice (Nelson) Stamper of Beech Island, S.C.

She is survived by five children, Alice Marie (Morgan) Williamson of Purvis, Cris J. Morgan Jr., of Alexandria, Va., Margie Mae (Morgan) Pugh of Newton, Paul Alan Morgan of Collinsville, and Roger David Morgan of Jackson. 

She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers will be Glenn Logan, Gale Nelson, Benjie Nelson, Daniel Zellner, Luther Wheeless, and Kevin Williamson.

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