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Brenda K. Morris, 63, of Danville, transitioned from life into eternity at 6:35 a.m. Oct. 13, 2016 surrounded by her loving and supporting family.
Brenda was born on Sept. 6, 1953, in Earle, Ark., to Robert Lee Wilson Sr. and Ruth Gibson. Brenda was employed for 43 years at The Department of Veterans Affairs in Danville, where she received many special honors, certificates, and recognitions for her dedication of caring for her patients. She enjoyed the Lord, gardening, traveling, and being a mentor for children in the community. Brenda had a deep passion for the LionHeart Intense wrestling club and the Cowboys Little League football team, where she served as the executive secretary.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory: her husband of 35-years: Ralph Charles Morris; her two sons: Priest Wilson and Ralph C. Morris Jr.; her grandchildren: Traevon Wilson, Juriah Morris, Ameia Wilson, Tamiya Woods Morris, her siblings: Glenda Wilson, Druscilla (Larry) Hayes, Robert Wilson, Tywon (Bud ) Gouard, Tissia (Charles) Henderson, Prentice Wilson, Indianapolis, Rachel (Carlos) Cunningham, Timmie (Martha) Sanford, Lamont Sanford, Dominique Sanford, Helen (LeTroy) Sanford, Jessie Sanford; step-siblings, Gracie Mae Patton, Janice Sanford, Richard Wayne Sanford, Jimmie White, Springfield, Ill., Jerry and Terry Thigpen; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents: Jimmie Lee and Ruth Sanford; three sisters: Shirley, Sylvia, and Valerie Wilson; maternal grandparents, Frank Gibson and Mary Cummings; paternal grandmother, Hattie B. Allen; uncles, Frank and JB Gibson; and nephews, Jerimiah M. Hoskins, Tyler M. Wilson, and Ricky L. Hoskins III.
Brenda has left a legacy of love and memories to each one of her family members that is to be passed on from generation to generation.
A Celebration of Life will commence at 12 noon, Thursday, Oct. 20, at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 North Bowman Ave., Danville. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until the start of the service. Officiating Pastor Lee A. Reed Sr. Interment Spring Hill Cemetery. A public viewing will commence from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 East Williams Street, Danville. Condolences and memorials may be sent by accessing www.leekandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 17, 2016
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