Our family thanks you for the prayers, calls, and cards during this difficult time. We have sweet, cherished memories of this precious Wife/Mom/Meme/Sister/Aunt that we will carry with us always.


Connie Easterday Morris

April 24, 1950March 24, 2018
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Connie E. Morris, age 67 of Arlington, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2018. She was born on April 24, 1950 in Amarillo, Texas, the daughter of Wayne Easterday and Roberta Wright Easterday. Connie met Joel Morris and they celebrated 51 years of marriage together.

Connie graduated from the Methodist School of Nursing in Lubbock and worked for many years as a RN, specifically in the NICU units. Connie had a love for babies and children and was always there to offer support and guidance to new parents. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, cooking, playing family games and cards, and crocheting baby blankets and pot holders. Connie’s greatest pride and joy in life was her family, all of whom will miss her dearly.

Connie is survived by her husband Joel; children James Morris and wife Stacy, Carri Morris, and Julie Russell; grandsons Marcus Morris and Allen Morris; sisters Pam Voight and Jeannine Leard and husband Mike; uncle Gene Wright; sister-in-laws Wyvonne Kennedy and Christy Morris; as well as a large extended family and countless friends.

A celebration of Connie’s life will be at 11AM on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home. Graveside services will be private at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers, please make donations to Cancer Research in the name of Wayne and Roberta Easterday and all of Connie's loved ones who have battled cancer.


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Connie Easterday Morris

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Stacy Morris

May 5, 2018

From Memorial from Stacy Part 1:
I have been unsure where and how to begin. This May, Connie would have been part of my life for 32 years. 31 of those as a mother. The first time I met what would become my extended family, I was accepted as one of the family. I was talking to James a few nights ago about how fortunate I am that I get along with my “In-Laws”. Not everyone has the close relationship that we have had. Joel, Connie, Carri and Julie are more than in-laws, they are my parents and sisters. Mom once told me that if she had searched the world over that she could not have found a better wife for James. I was humbled to hear those words and hope that I have lived up to her expectations.

Stacy Morris

May 5, 2018

From Memorial from Stacy Part 2
There are so many memories through these last 32 years. I will forever treasure those memories that we have all created together. I have struggled this week with the tremendous loss that I feel. I have dealt with the loss of aunts, uncles, grandparents and even dear friends that were like mothers, but this is a different level of loss. There is a hole in my heart that will always be there. I know that she is in heaven with her parents and I rejoice, even through the sadness, in the realization that she is restored to full health. I’m not going to say goodbye, I’m going to say I love you mom and I will see you again one day.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am also.” John 14:1-4

James & Allen Morris

May 5, 2018

From the Memorial from James:
This is from a letter that mom wrote to us in 1997.
James, who would have thought that you would have overcome such adversity with flying colors! Lots of people would have just write off, as a lost cause, anyone with a problem. Daddy and I saw greatness in you and we knew that you were going to do big things with your life. I’m so glad you are my son. Your “mechanic” talent is right up there with Papaw. Your dirty nails and scraped up hands are very comforting to me. If I closed my eyes and held your hands, I’d be with my Daddy. I feel like that was a gift given to all of us by God so we wouldn’t feel so separated from Papaw. I’m so proud to be your mama. I love you.

Allen-Where do I start? You are such a sweet little boy. It must be tough to deal with so many people that love you so much! Your mama and daddy are the best! They prayed for a baby for a very long time before you arrived. The day your mama called me to tell me she was expecting you, she just cried and cried because she was so happy. She treasured every minute (good and bad) of the pregnancy and birth because of the wonderful gift she and your Dad were getting-you! Grandaddy and I have so enjoyed watching you grow and get big. Those 3 little teeth are so cute and you are something else in your swimming pool. You are going to grow into such a special person who can do anything you set your mind to. The sky is the limit. You have the same greatness your parents have. If you should be blessed with brothers or sisters, hold them close because that is a bond that is so special-family. I know that growing up with them can be a pain sometimes, but they are still your siblings and the bottom line is love them and be there for them.
I love all of you and hope that you have much happiness and love in your lives.

Gloria Peoples Elam

March 28, 2018

Joel and family,
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Connie. My prayers are for you and the family.
Loving thoughts and wishes go out to you at this time.

Kathy Roach

March 26, 2018

So many wonderful times spent with her and Joel at our children's house. I will always cherish those times. Connie was a special friend and I will miss seeing her and visiting with her. RIP Connie you are truly loved by all of us'