Jean Morrison

September 24, 1937November 19, 2020
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Jean Nesbett Morrison, 83, of Houston Passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2020. A memorial service for Jean will be held on Tuesday, November 24th at 11:00 am in the chapel of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Robert Besser officiating.

Jean was born on September 24, 1937 to Seaborn Mosely Nesbett, Sr. and Lillie Belle Fisher Nesbett. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her four children, Steven Morrison and his wife Karen Jones Morrison of Dallas, Blake Morrison of Galveston, Shannon Morrison of Houston and Shawn Morrison of Houston, her brother Seaborn Nesbett, Jr. and wife Connie Nesbett of Tyler, Nieces Sarah Nesbett Burkett and Karen Nesbett Gardiner, as well as her former husband Hackley Morrison III, and grandchildren Collin and Claire Gwin.

Jean grew up in Dallas, Austin and Galveston before her family settled in Houston in the early 1950s. There she attended Lamar High School, was married and raised her four sons. After several years as a homemaker, she obtained a degree in education from the University of Houston, and embarked on a long and successful career as a teacher.

Jean was an outgoing, steadfast, kind and loving mother, sister and friend. Her many talents included cooking, arts and crafts, and serving as a mentor and confidant to her fellow teachers. She had a soft spot for animals and kept many different pets over her lifetime. She was an avid reader and had read hundreds of books over the years. She was a devoted patron of the arts and attended countless performances at the Alley Theater and exhibits at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. She was known for her upbeat personality and loving kindness to others. Her family and friends were her world, and she will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Houston SPCA at 7007 Old Katy Road, Houston, TX 77024.



  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020


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Maria Long

November 29, 2020

Remembering your wonderful mother and wishing you comfort. It was truly a pleasure working with her. I will remember her smile and her kindness towards all. With deepest sympathy.

Pat Birmingham Layton

November 24, 2020

I am sad to learn of my special cousins passing.
Even though many miles separated us throughout the years, we stayed in touch.
Jean lived her life for her four sons and later,
as a teacher...for her students. We often talked
about her sons and my four daughters. I always
looked forward to our long phone conversations. She will be missed by her
family and friends.

Marilyn Ontiveros

November 24, 2020

No matter what was going on she would always welcome me into her home with loving and open arms. She treated everyone like family. She loved her books and had shelves and shelves of them. She really loved being a teacher and filling minds with knowledge . Jean will be missed.

Sandy & G. McLemore

November 24, 2020

I first met Jean when I was fortunate to have Shawn in my 4th grade class. Jean later took a teaching position at Elrod and quickly became an admired teacher/co-worker. As the years went by and our teaching days disappeared, many of us kept up with each other. We met for lunch or a day out shopping. Four of us, Ruth , Jean, Judy, and I headed out for a cruise for land shopping, swimming, & plenty food delights. Between, Ruth, Jean, & I, we had raised 9 boys in the Westbury area.
She will be missed, remembered with smiles/love and with a legacy of so many students she guided.
To her loving family, prayers for each of you,
Sandy & Lynn

Ron Hall

November 23, 2020

So sorry to hear that cousin Jean passed. We used to have a great time visiting our grandmother Kate at Pope City near Jefferson.

Patricia Garrett

November 23, 2020

Jean was a delight to work with (Elrod) and fun to be with on our off campus get-togethers! She will truly be missed!
Condolences to her "boys" and families.
Patricia Garrett

Sylvia Fuentes

November 22, 2020

I was blessed to have had your mom as my teaching partner for 17 years. During that time, we served 5 principles, 680 students, shared a few tears, and millions of laughs & memories . . . all in one building. She was a great friend, and I will truly, truly miss her. Your mom was such a special person, and my heart goes out to each of you in your time of sorrow. You were her greatest joy in life!


November 21, 2020

Dear Seaborn and Connie - thank you for the phone call about Jean's passing....I'm so very sad with this news....Jean was a great cousin....We shared a lot of wonderful memories....I will always hold those memories deep in my heart...Love to your family. Sue


November 21, 2020

I am so shocked with the news of Jean's death.....She was such a great cousin - my other sister...We spent many summers together - some in Austin, swimming in Barton Springs....some at Aunt Ida's house in Cedar Hill - having Dr. Pepper Floats at the Corner Drug Store...Since we were so close in age, we always shared our deepest secrets - never repeating them to anyone....I am so very sad with her passing, but now --- NO MORE PAIN....My prayer for her four sons is to love one another just like your mother loved each of you - and take good care of each other..Memories of Jean will always be dear to my heart...Love to all. Cousin Sue

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