Theresa E. Morris
July 13, 1932 – April 12, 2018
of Forest City, Florida passed away on April 12. 2018. She was born in the parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica WI on July 13, 1932. Theresa (Pinks) an RN migrated from London, UK to New York City and later relocated to Florida in the early nineteen seventies where she was owner operator of an assisted living facility until retiring at age 82. Theresa was a long time active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. She had a passion for gardening with a concentration on orchids. Theresa was predeceased by her husband Lloyd, her parents David & Adina, her brothers David & James, sisters Ivy, Una, & Delphine. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and close friends. Viewing will be held at Baldwin-Fairchild West Altamonte Chapel on April 22, 2018 from 5-8 pm. Funeral Mass on April 23, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Apopka at 10:00 AM followed by internment at Highland Memory Gardens, Apopka.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Francis of Assisi in Orlando, Florida, Fr. Flannigan Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska, and Fr. Richard Holung’s Missionaries of the poor Atlanta, Georgia.
- Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, April 23, 2018
- Committal Service Monday, April 23, 2018
Theresa E. Morris
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April 26, 2018
To all who shared the memory of our Aunt Pinks:
Perhaps you said a prayer
Perhaps you made a call
Perhaps you contributed you time to help in the planning of the mass or repast
for these and any other way in which you have helped, we, her family convey our sincerest thanks.
April 22, 2018
It would be with a sense of contentment, even joy, to board a plane bound for Orlando, Florida to view the remains of my dear friend, transfix her in my mind and exchange pleasantries with others whom she loved.
This is a tribute, not to Pinks, but about her, to Jesus, The God of Pinks, for the McMillan Family, and the Joy and tony Brown Family who are the representatives of Delphine McMillan Foster Johnson. Today we say goodbye to the last Hero of that McMillan era who has fallen. Pinks is no longer present with us but the aroma of her existence lingers on. Paul said, Follow me because I followed Jesus. Pinks was gentle like her Sister Dell who followed Jesus. Pinks was Truly kind and full of compassion. She viewed everyone with the same eyes. Paul said, Follow me because I follow Jesus. Pinks followed Jesus but Marsha, Andrea, Ricky, Miss Pat and all of you in that line remember Pinks but follow Jesus for yourselves. Joy and Tony follow Jesus because in Revelation 1:1-3 we are exalted to follow Jesus. Verse 3 says Blessed is he that breadth and they that hear the words of this prophecy and keep those things which are. written therein for the time is at hand. Friends and relatives... Follow Jesus. Remember Pinks. emulate her examples but follow Jesus.
Sincerely Pastor and Mrs. Stephenson, Ruth-Joy, husband Kwasi and daughters, Joiette and Jewell.
joy and Tony this is from Gerry to you. I would give the world to be with you but as you know circumstances prevent me.
April 21, 2018
Aunt Pinks you have been a second Grandmother to me. You taught me the values and the dignaty of being a MacMillan.
My youngest memories will be the visits to your home either in New York or Florida. Even though I did not have a dog growing up your dogs both King and Curly have been my pets as well.
You have taught me to make sure that my kids understand our family history.
I will mostly remember that when I visited you you did not spoil me, but you treated me as if I was you own child.
You have been an Angel to many. You always treated everyone with the utmost respect. I hope that I can live up to your teachings and pass them down to my children who you have gotten to know and love dearly. Thank you for you life. And you can now Rest in Paradise. Join your brothers and sisters and party like you have always shown us to do. Love you always
Ricardo (Ricky) Jacobs
Your Grand nephew.
April 20, 2018
April 19, 2018
Aunt Pinks, it's with a sad heart I must say goodbye, this is my final good night you have earned your rest ,sleep well in the loving arms of our Lord
Andrea and family
April 19, 2018
Theresa was a very sweet and kind person to have know and I will miss her dearly. She once said, that she liked to play in the dirt and I have seen her back yard It's Beautiful! Now she is taking care of God's Garden in Heaven! I'm so happy to have known her. I will miss you my friend and now God in Heaven has a New Angel! My Sincere Condolences to the family.
April 15, 2018
Shared over 60 years of nursing experiences with me after retiring from her beloved, Pine Acres Assisted Living Facility. Experiences that will remain with me as a person and nurse.
When it comes to gardening, l have a black thumb! l was given an orchid from a niece for my Birthday. The orchid demise was apparent after only a couple of months, despite the constant care l was providing. She fostered my dying orchid for over a year, and labeled the Orchid, my little girl. Meanwhile , while visits to my “little girl” Orchid, l would bring a resident from Pine Acres for a very special loving visit. Theresa as a good foster, would teach me how to care for the delicate Orchid.
Theresa, shared so much with me, helping me grow as a nurse and changing my gardening from a black thumb to a very pale green thumb. l will allow her to rest for awhile as a special angel, then pray for her guidance, caring for our patients and to transform my very pale green thumb to a thumb comparable to hers, VIBRANT GREEN !
With All My Love,
Michele Soven RN
April 14, 2018
Our Women's Faith Sharing group celebrated Theresa's 85th birthday in July. We will miss her bright smile and her warm, quiet presence. And when we remember her, we will always call to mind her words of wisdom and smile because Theresa was always "too blessed to be stressed." Rest in peace, dear friend.
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